When watching movies we rarely ever question the age of the real actors playing the characters, but sometimes there is a huge gap between the age of the characters and the age of the actor portraying them. For example, there are Oscar-winning adults who have been cast as teenagers in films. 

Below are a list of seven Oscar-winning actors that have played a teenager in a movie. 

1. Matt Damon

matt damon good will now Matt Damon attended the New York screening of ‘Downsizing’ at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on Dec. 11, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images In 2013, Damon and Michael Douglas starred in a movie called “Behind the Candelabra” that aired on HBO. Damon’s character, Scott Thorson, was 18-years-old, but Damon was actually 43. Damon previously won an oscar for his 1998 movie, “Good Will Hunting.” 

2. Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson Emma Thompson attends 'The Children Act' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on Sept. 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Photo: Getty Images/Rich Fury

In 1995, Thompson starred in the popular movie “Sense and Sensibility,” based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name. Elinor Dashwood, the character that Thompson played, was 19-years-old. Thompson was 35 when they filmed. Thompson won an Oscar for best-adapted screenplay for this movie and had also previously won the Best Actress statue for the film “Howards End.”

3. Leonardo DiCaprio

In 2002, DiCaprio starred in “Catch Me If You Can” directed by Steven Spielberg. DiCaprio played Frank Despite being 28 at the time, DiCaprio portrayed Frank Abagnale, a 16-year-old character. DiCaprio went on to win an Oscar for his performance in “The Revenant.”

4. Jared Leto

Jared Leto Pictured: Jared Leto arriving at the #Bo500 gala dinner during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 at Public Hotel in New York City on Sept. 9, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil

In 1999, Leto, Winona Ryder, and Angelina Jolie starred in “Girl, Interrupted.” Leto played Tobias Jacobs, an 18-year-old, but was 28 when filming. Leto has an Oscar for his supporting role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

5. Barbra Streisand 

Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

In 1983, Streisand starred in “Yentl,” where she played a 19-year-old Jewish girl named Yentl Mendel. Streisand was actually 41 during filming, however. She currently holds the Best Actress Oscar for “Funny Girl,” as well as one for Best Original Song, for the tune “Evergreen,” from “A Star is Born.”

6. Audrey Hepburn 

Audrey Hepburn Aurdrey Hepburn poses with her Oscar for Best Actress for the film "Roman Holiday" during the 26th Academy Awards in New York City on March 25, 1954. Photo: ARCHIVE/AFP/Getty Images

In 1961, the beautiful and classic Hepburn starred in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” playing an 18-year-old named Holly Golightly. Hepburn was 32 when this movie was filmed. During her career, Hepburn received one Oscar win for the movie “Roman Holiday.” She was recognized by the American Film Institute as the third out of 25 greatest screen legends in the women’s category.

7. Ingrid Bergman
In 1948, Bergman an actress from the Golden Era starred in the classic movie “Joan Of Arc.” Through the film Bergman’s character, Joan, aged from 14 years-old to 19 years-old. Berman was 33-years-old when this movie was filmed. She also has three Oscars for “Gaslight,” “Anastasia,” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”