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Offline MangoBingo

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How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« on: January 29, 2009, 08:05:01 PM »
If he was about 20 around 1955, he's in his early-to-mid 70s.

Alan Dale looks like he's in his late 50s.

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 09:10:41 PM »
I don't think this can be explained by anything "abnormal". i don't think it has anything to do with time travel or immortality... i think it was just a bit of a slip up by the producers/ casters.
or maybe he just looks great for his age?

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 12:03:00 AM »
he looks more like he's in his 60s, and some people look younger than they actually are...

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 01:08:25 AM »
by looks, to me, he could be anywhere from 50-mid 70's.  my dad is 71 and doesn't look any older than many 60 year olds.

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 10:38:50 PM »
More importantly.. how old is Eloise Hawkings especially if she's supposed to be Daniel's mother?

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 01:30:58 AM »
well how old do we think daniel to be? 30s maybe?

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 10:58:51 AM »
More importantly.. how old is Eloise Hawkings especially if she's supposed to be Daniel's mother?
why is that more important?  she could be late 40's-mid70's.  she's also an age that is hard to tell, if you ask me.

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Charles Widmore is 71
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2009, 06:17:32 AM »
Small little thing i learnt, in The life and death of jeremy bentham widmore says that he was 17 when locke met him, meaning he's 71 today, now i don't know about you but charles wouldve been 40 when he was kicked out of the others and he dosnt look 71 he looks 40, just something to ponder maybe he is doing the alpert thing

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Re: Charles Widmore is 71
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 06:59:04 AM »
By turning the wheel people jump in time.
Ben tricked Widmore in turning the wheel.
Maybe he skipped 20 years.

I wonder if turning the wheel can also jump you back in time.

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Re: Charles Widmore is 71
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 11:54:24 AM »
By turning the wheel people jump in time.
Ben tricked Widmore in turning the wheel.
Maybe he skipped 20 years.

I wonder if turning the wheel can also jump you back in time.
Thank you, you were the first person to not mock me about this, also bernard was born in like 1948 and he dosnt look 60, maybe when u go on the island age stops cuz we havnt seen one person or heard of someone who died of  old age

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2009, 11:58:02 AM »
Small little thing i learnt, in The life and death of jeremy bentham widmore says that he was 17 when locke met him, meaning he's 71 today, now i don't know about you but charles wouldve been 40 when he was kicked out of the others and he dosnt look 71 he looks 40, just something to ponder maybe he is doing the alpert thing

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 12:26:45 PM »
You think Charles Widmore looks 40?? I'm 42.5 and I hope to God that's not how I look. He may look quite a bit younger than my dad (who is 73) but he sure as hell doesn't look 40. The idea that that's what 40 looks like hurts me in my soul. ouch.

Meanwhile, I have been waiting for a chance to mention that what I found out about the casting of the Shepard family, and while not exactly relevant to this conversation, I'll throw it out there before someone correlates the actors age with the characters age (and apologies if someone else said this elsewhere): The man who plays Jack's grandfather is only 27 years older than Matthew Fox, and only 11 years older than John Terry. Make of that what you will.

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 07:17:58 AM »
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You think Charles Widmore looks 40?? I'm 42.5 and I hope to God that's not how I look. He may look quite a bit younger than my dad (who is 73) but he sure as hell doesn't look 40. The idea that that's what 40 looks like hurts me in my soul. ouch.

 :D I'm almost 40 and you made me laugh.
For young people we are old. For my daughters Madonna is an old zombie, dancing in underwear.
I was born in the same year as the actors playing Sawyer, Sayid and Juliet
and I am younger than the actor playing Jack. They don't look like Charles Widmore :-)

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 03:52:05 PM »
For my daughters Madonna is an old zombie, dancing in underwear.

It's pretty much like that for any observer, regardless of their age.  :)

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Re: How Old Is Widmore Supposed To Be?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 07:06:29 PM »
Alan Dale is 62, & I think he looks it.

He was 17 in '54.  He didn't appear to be THE leader @ that point, but he told Locke that he led the Others for 30 years.

The actress who plays Penny was born in '74, but we don't know how old Pen is supposed to be.  35 sounds about right to me.  So was she conceived or even born on the Island?

Miles said that Widmore had been searching for the Island for 20 years.  I think 71 is a reasonable conclusion!