Characters We Wanna Be When We Grow Up

If getting old is anything like this, then we can’t wait to grow older.
We used to say that we don’t want to grow up. But then we realised, hang on! Movies are full of super cool old people who are excellent examples of the awesomest people out there. So without further ado, here are the five characters who prove that growing older means if you play your cards right, you just get cooler.

Professor McGonagall – Harry Potter

If there’s one character who epitomises being old and being awesome at the same time, it’s Hogwarts Deputy Headmistress, and head of Gryffindor House, Minerva McGonagall. Minerva is a fearsome witch played by the incredible Maggie Smith, who even rocked up to shoot the final battle of Hogwarts despite battling cancer at the time!

The Dude – The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges’ unforgettable, iconic turn as a middle aged stoner who gets caught up in crime and intrigue in Los Angeles was cool. So cool, in fact, that he inspired a generation of people who realised you can be old, and a bit of a slob, but with the right facial hair and attitude you can still be a complete boss. 

Martha – Poms

First up, Martha is played by none other than absolute icon Diane Keaton, who if anything is cooler now than she ever was. Secondly, Poms is about a bunch of women at a retirement home who decide to throw themselves into the world of competitive cheerleading, making Martha something to truly aspire to. 

Doc Emmett Brown – Back to the Future

Look, we know Doc from Back to the Future is totally insane, but be honest, if you had the chance to age into a smart, eccentiric, rich genius with amazing hair, a cool dog and a time machine, would you take it? Of course you would! Christopher Lloyd really set the bar high with Doc.

M – James Bond

Judi Dench took the role of M, James Bond’s boss, and totally made it her own. If we ever grow up anywhere near as cool as M – sharp suits, head of a government intelligence agency, icy cool exterior and not taking crap from anyone – we’d be beyond stoked.

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