Poll Suggestion: Couples with Huge Age Difference

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Which of these couples with huge age difference is your favorite?


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'manhattan'...muriel and woody...
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P-K
You left out Breezy (1973) and Sabrina (1954) ???


Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina 1954
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Those two movies have some very big names and would have had people wondering how come they weren't in the poll.
Thanks for putting them in.
Cheers
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You are welcome. I am a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, I don't know how I forgot Sabrina.
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I would second Bogart-Hepburn 30 year difference Sabrina (1954).


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The top Photo is a 34 year differece. "Breezy" Directed by Clint Eastwood'
Kay Lenz (20) William Holden (54)
Co-Starring "Harcourt Fenton Mudd" or Real name Roger C Carmel Roger C. Carmel
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Nice poll, Paok!  My choice: Brandon and Marianne.  
FYC: Adaline and the other guy from Age of Adaline.  Been a long time since I seen it, didn't really like it, but if you can find them, there you are.  :)
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Thanks! Did I put the right option?
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NarniaisAwesome

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Yeah, you did!  Thanks!  :)
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NarniaisAwesome. good suggestion, it took me a while to pick up where you were going with it? One of my favorite movies of 2015.

Paok-Kilkis, Are we talking about The Age of Adaline actor's (6 years) age difference or character's (107 - 34 estimated = 73 years) chronological age difference? How would determine character ages on the other options? I had to guess Ellis Jones's age, but Adaline Bowman's chronological age is well discussed in the movie. As well as, noting Adaline stayed physically 29 years old, which gets back to the couple being about five years apart physically.

Which of these couples with huge age difference is your favorite?
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It's about the age difference of the characters not the real life age differences of the actors. In most cases the age difference is not specifically stated in the movie but it is suggested that the characters have a substantial age difference.
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Add ages on list  ? ?

howabout

Easter Parade  (1948)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040308/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040308/reference

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040308/mediaviewer/rm1628130048

Fred Astaire
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000001/
Born: May 10, 1899 (49 in movie)

Judy Garland
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000023/
Born: June 10, 1922 (26 in movie)

Ann Miller
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0587900/
Born: April 12, 1923 (25 in movie)

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I thought about adding the ages differences but in most cases the ages of the characters are not stated in the movie specifically. It's just the context provided by the movie, that the two characters have an substantial age difference.
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What is a huge age difference? Why is the age difference not shown in the answer options? Why are so many shorter age differences included (Sabrina Audrey Hepburn, William Holden 10 year difference Twilight Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson 4 year difference and others), while ones double, quadruple or ten times in length are left off? Are Harold and Maude really a couple? I would question Joe and Norma as a real couple too? If the difference isn't at least two decades, I wouldn't even include it. This suggestion needs to be better researched and documented.

Edge of Tomorrow Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise: 20 Years difference

??? Seeking a Friend For the End of the World,Keira Knightley and Steve Carell: 22 Years difference

Donovan's Reef John Wayne and Elizabeth Allen 22 Years difference

The Rum Diary Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: 23 Years difference

Six Days Seven Nights Harrison Ford and Anne Heche : 26 Years difference difference

Magic in the Moonlight Colin Firth and Emma Stone: 28 Years difference

Carlito's Way
Al Pacino and Penelope Ann Miller: 29 Years difference

Entrapment
Sean Connery Catherine Zeta-Jones: 39 Years difference

plus many more two decade, three decade and longer difference couples.
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Any of the options suggested by urbanemovies feets this poll much more than all the fantasy world remedies:
The Lord of the Rings (2001)
Twilight (2008)
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Benjamin Button (2008)
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I retract my "Are Harold and Maude really a couple?" comment. Harold and Maude should be included in the poll answer options.
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The poll is about the age difference of the characters not the real life age differences of the actors.
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Sorry to bug you again P-K
28 year difference
Don't think you'll want to leave this out. It may be the Number One Vote getter!
Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)
aka "Last Tango in Paris"

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070849/mediaviewer/rm1942648320
Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in Ultimo tango a Parigi 1972



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Totally off the subject... I love her coat there, lol.  :()
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That's because it looks like a coat you would need in "That Forest"! You know.
One you would find in the Closet! Brrrr.
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I wonder how Lolita could be forgotten here?
It is even more classic when comparing to Harold and Maude, the best matching this poll for now.
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Hi, MAthePA. I recommend that relationships involving minors be omitted from this list.
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Hi, Jeorj Euler
Thanks but your suggestion should be addressed to Paok-Kilkis, since it's him who included The Reader and Harold and Maude in the initial poll. My suggestions are based on them being in the frame.
If you asked me is it correct to include the named movies in polls at all, I'd have the further question: "Why not?"
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Harold is not a minor. I'm not sure about Michael.
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Well, now I understand you mean "person under legal age of maturity" (minor).

Yes, Harold is not minor when the relationship developed in the movie. Michael, as well as Stig (below suggested in All Things Fair) are schoolboys. It is hard to understand their "legal age of maturity" since we don't know the frames of laws set in the movies. Should they be at least 16 for legal maturity?

Dominique Swain was 16-17 years old when starring as Lolita. If we consider her character's age, it was 14 according to Nabokov. So, she is under "legal age of maturity". But if you mean that "Lolita" describes pedophilia, no.
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I had in mind the age of majority.
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"Age of majority" may vary for different epochs and countries: 16, 18, 21... Which one is set in each movie? We may be sure only for one same reason: Lolita, MichaelStig are, and Harold seems also to be under 21. P-K may be suggested to exclude them to avoid misunderstandings. But if P-K is going to show "tо love all ages yield surrender", I see nothing to stop their inclusion. Again, if your hesitation is about pedophilia, that one is closer and included in this list.
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I've not previously made a reference to pedophilia, hebephilia or ephebophilia, but the all are delicate subject areas even if the latter is not as problematic as the former. When I think of Lolita, I usually think of the interpretation of the source material.
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I've got your idea.

Paok-Kilkis, please do not take seriously two of my suggestions: Lolita and All Things Fair. Thank you for understanding.
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In fact, the age difference in love affairs is much more popular theme in film production than we could think. A few examples:
Chéri (2009) - 23 years for Michelle Pfeiffer vs Rupert Friend in real life;
La pianiste (2001) - 21 years in real life;
All Things Fair (1995) - 20 years in real life;
The Duchess (2008) - 23 years for Ralph Fiennes vs Keira Knightley in real life;
The Zero Theorem (2013) - 25 years in real life;
where Alicia Vikander involved:
Till det som är vackert (2010) - 31 years in real life
En kongelig affære (2012) - 23 years in real life
Tulip Fever (2017) - 32 years in real life...
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The poll is about the age difference of the characters not the real life age differences of the actors.
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Harold and Maude is my vote.


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Yeah