Maggie Gyllenhaal Was "Too Old" At 37 To Play The Love Interest Of A 57-Year-Old, And 13 Other Actors Who've Shared Their Experiences Of Ageism In Hollywood

    "When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them."

    Geena Davis, who founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, said that characters over 50 years of age make up 20% of the characters we see on screen, but only a QUARTER of those are women.

    Over the years, many famous women have spoken out about their experiences of ageism in the movie industry. Let's take a look at some of their experiences.

    1. Maggie Gyllenhaal

    2. Olivia Wilde

    3. Geena Davis

    4. Anne Hathaway

    5. Jamie Denbo

    6. Emma Thompson

    7. Dakota Johnson, her mother Melanie Griffiths, and her grandmother, Tippi Hedren

    8. Kathy Griffin

    9. Junie Hoang

    10. Elizabeth Banks

    11. Cameron Diaz

    12. Liv Tyler

    13. Nicole Kidman

    You can watch her speech here:

    Nicole Kidman receives the Actor® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series! #sagawards 🎭

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    14. Meryl Streep