The phrase "living legend" can be a kiss of death in Hollywood in a town where youth is celebrated.
The moniker "legend" -- although nice -- can be a hindrance to continued success. That is the furthest from the case with these actors and actresses, who seem to be working as much as ever... and truly getting better with age.
We present 21 movie living legends who are more popular than ever and continue to dazzle us with their screen success, decades after they first were introduced.
Click through and meet the 21 living legends!
For a clue as to who made the cut... watch Silver Linings Playbook online for one who earned an Oscar nod for his role and watch Thor: The Dark World online for another whose movies continue to earn hundreds of millions of dollars!