Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler played the main character in the 2004 movie version of “The Phantom of the Opera,” which was a new take on the musical. Even though the age difference between him and his co-star Emmy Rossum was distracting, he did a great job playing the genius with musical problems. His performance stood out.
When Rossum was cast in the part of Christine, she was only 17 years old. Her on-screen boyfriend, who was played by a considerably younger actor named Patrick Wilson, was also much younger than she was. However, the two made a beautiful pair when they were together (who was 30 at the time).