14 Actresses Whose Movie Love Interest Was WAY Older Than Them

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We're not entirely sure when it became commonplace for women in films to be paired with men much older than them, but this odd tradition is still occurring. It seems that the older Tom Cruise gets, the younger his on-screen love interests become. Rather than being more like Tom Hanks, who tends to be matched with actresses close to his own age, there are many men with on-screen girlfriends or wives are much younger than they are. We're not talking a five-year age gap either. Oh no.

These differences in age between on-screen couples often make the male old enough to play his film-girlfriend's father! We've definitely got a few repeat offenders on this list. Just look at how many times Jennifer Lawrence has had a love interest that is 14+ years older than her!