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Leading Men Age But Their Love Interests Don't

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17:  Actors Colin Firth and Emma Stone attend the 'Magic In The Moonlight' premiere at the Paris Theater
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Actors Colin Firth and Emma Stone attend the 'Magic In The Moonlight' premiere at the Paris Theater on July 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Kristen Stewart recently fell out of the con-artist comedy Focus after Will Smith replaced Ben Affleck as the male lead; according to Variety, she was nagged by “the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap.” For the record, Smith is a mere four years older than the 40-year-old Affleck, and if it seems a little odd that either of them would be considered a romantic partner for the 23-year-old Stewart in the first place … well, welcome to Hollywood. It seems like time and time again, male movie stars are allowed to age into their forties, fifties, and even sixties while the ages of their female love interests remain firmly on one side of the big 4-0, but is this a perception borne out of reality? To find out for sure, Vulture has analyzed the data of ten middle-aged leading men and the ages of the women they've wooed onscreen; you'll see the results in the charts below.

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