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Old May 29 2014, 01:04 AM   #1
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Levar Burton, does not age

Just saw Levar on the news about his Kickstarter campaign and he looks exactly the same as he did in first contact. Shockingly he's 57!!

Patrick Stewart is another who looks much the same, what's their secret
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Old May 29 2014, 02:42 AM   #2
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

They both have portraits of themselves by Basil Hallward kept in a locked room.
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Old May 29 2014, 02:57 AM   #3
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

And Picard has always been bald. In other words, he's BEEN looking aged for quite some time now.
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Old May 29 2014, 03:15 AM   #4
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Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.
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Old May 29 2014, 03:19 AM   #5
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

They have aged, and noticeably so.
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Old May 29 2014, 03:55 AM   #6
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

doubleohfive wrote: View Post
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Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

um...oooops...
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Old May 29 2014, 04:12 AM   #7
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

On Community I would have guessed mid to high 40s if I didn't know better.

What's that about black people? I suppose if they don't have gray hair the signs of middle age don't stand out as much for color contrast reasons.
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Old May 29 2014, 04:26 AM   #8
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

Stewart started out playing a man about ten years older than himself - he was in his mid-40s when he started shooting TNG, and Picard was described as being in his mid-50s.
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Old May 29 2014, 07:04 AM   #9
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Stewart started out playing a man about ten years older than himself - he was in his mid-40s when he started shooting TNG, and Picard was described as being in his mid-50s.
Exactly! Stewart aged into the ages of the characters he played, which is why he doesn't look like he's aged much. He played older characters from the get-go.
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Old May 29 2014, 10:45 AM   #10
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

HIjol wrote: View Post
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Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

um...oooops...
I believe the expression QuarkforNagus is looking for is "Black don't crack". I heard a black woman say that just yesterday, in fact. It really does seem like a lot of black and Asian people stay relatively young looking for a long, long time, and then it all catches up to them at once. It isn't completely exclusive to them, though. Remember Dick Clark?
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Old May 29 2014, 11:00 AM   #11
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

This isn't going to end well.
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Old May 29 2014, 11:08 AM   #12
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This isn't going to end well.
Calm down. There's nothing racist here - at least not from me. Just racial. Like saying that white guys are more likely than any other race or gender to be serial killers, or Hispanic people have larger families than other groups. Those are just statistically demonstrable facts. And there's certainly nothing derogatory about saying a particular race maintains their youthful appearance for longer than others. Personally, I wish I could have some of whatever causes that in a bottle.
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Old May 29 2014, 02:06 PM   #13
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Burton already looked younger in TNG.
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Old May 29 2014, 05:59 PM   #14
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Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.
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Old May 29 2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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Re: Levar Burton, does not age

Has it really gotten to the point where any statement observing demographic tendencies between ethnicities is automatically considered racist, even when no implicit value judgement is present?

Is the statement 'African Americans tend to be more susceptible to chronic hypertension' a racist statement?
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