- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 13, 2005

Wizened icons such as Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and — yes — William Shatner, have shown they can continually reinvent themselves by finding interesting roles in late middle age. But most of Hollywood’s aging bulls are living on compound interest — and should keep the lights off.

Warren Beatty — The boyish good looks are fading, along with the work ethic.

Robert Redford — Give the old golden boy credit for acting alongside Helen Mirren in his last feature (“The Clearing”) and not undergoing Botox treatment, but resignation is a far cry from reinvention.

Harrison Ford — Say it ain’t Solo: Chia pet hairdos, bad Russian accents, clinging to rugged leading man roles past 60.

Jon Voight — Mr. “Midnight Cowboy” will work for just about anybody these days — TV shows, Disney, even Chevy Chase. That’s saying something.

Chevy Chase — Speak of the devil: the most unfunny old funnyman of the “Saturday Night Live” generation (compare his trajectory to Bill Murray’s), not to mention the rudest-ever guest of the Kennedy Center.

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