Back to the Future

Robert Zemeckis‘ classic 1985 film Back to the Future is almost 30 years old. That is, the same amount of time that passed in the time travel period in the movie, from 1955 to 1985. To make the jump believable, makeup was used to add thirty years to actors like Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas Wilson as they played their characters in 1985.

Now, since nearly thirty actual years have passed since the film’s release, we can finally see how well the makeup department did. Do Thompson, Glover and Wilson look younger or older in reality than their fictional older versions in the film? Check out the photo below.

Thanks to @HeyDanger on Twitter for this image.

Back to the Future 30

The one thing Zemeckis and his team didn’t foresee in their aging? Incredible developments in heath care and plastic surgery. Which is likely why these three look so much better now than they do when pictured 30 years older in the movie.

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