Ellen Burstyn, 89
The roles that Ellen Burstyn are known best for, Sara Goldfarb in Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 film Requiem for a Dream and Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973), are both very different. It’s almost surprising to know that she was considering passing on the role of Sara due to its depressing nature.
Given that The Exorcist is considered one of the best horror films of all time, Burstyn’s Oscar-nominated role as Regan in the original film was no surprise. So, fans went wild when it was announced that she would be reprising her role in the sequel due out in 2023.