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The Actual Ages Of TV And Movie "Teens"

This will make you feel better about being awkward in high school. Teens on screen are always played by graceful twentysomethings.

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In Smallville, Tom Welling played a character 10 years younger than himself. Here's Tom's actual teenage yearbook photo.

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I get that he's Superman, but I'm 27 and I'm still not as put together as 14-year-old Clark or any of his high school freshman friends. Neither was the guy playing Clark.

Dear 90210: There's no way a teen's this mature and confident.

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Andrea was 90210's idea of an awkward geek. She's a high school newspaper editor. My idea of awkward geek at age 16 was playing Diablo II for 26 hours a day.