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Four acting legends come together in 'Last Vegas'

November 4, 2013

When "Last Vegas" hit theaters Nov. 1, it was much more than your typical buddy comedy movie - it featured some of the most decorated senior actors in Hollywood. The stars, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De​ Niro and Kevin Kline, are all at least 65 years old, proving that even for actors, hitting retirement age doesn't mean slowing down. This marks the first time any of the four legends have worked together, an experience they recently discussed with AARP The Magazine.

The film, which has been billed as "The Hangover" for older adults, follows Douglas after he proposes to his much younger girlfriend. He asks his three best friends - played by De​ Niro, Freeman and Kline - to come with him to Vegas to celebrate. Typical movie hijinks ensue, but while it's a comedy at heart, the movie has a much broader message. Specifically, that senior living doesn't have to fit into any preconceived notions.

"You feel like you feel. Age is arbitrary,"  Freeman told the publication. "Some days on the golf course, I feel like I'm 90. Other days, 50."

Freeman, along with his co-stars are certainly setting a good example for active seniors. All four have full slates of movies coming out, with Douglas earning praise for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra."  Meanwhile, De​ Niro is slated to appear in six movies in 2013 and is fresh off an Oscar nomination for his role in 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook." Freeman also has a busy 2014 lined up, with six films of his own. Kline is still a regular actor, with a starring run in "The Last of Robin Hood" earlier this year.