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*Just because its a cliche doesn’t make it any less true. And just because it deals with race, doesn’t make it racist…or in Black folk reality, prejudiced. Take the whole “Black Don’t Crack” thing.

Here we’ve gathered pictures of people you would know; folks who are the same age (or close enough), but of two different races: one Black, the other Caucasian and wow, just look at how they’ve aged.

Some of these folks may have had, as we say in Hollywood terms, “a little work done,” but I am sure you can tell who that may apply to here.

If nothing else, the photos (and granted, none of us look like we used to…some of us better, others not!) show how your lifestyle can definitely affect your physical appearance.

Here goes.

First up, actor Mickey Rourke, age 64, actor and boxer.

Mickey Rourke out for lunch at Nellos with Nello Balan and Mila Volchek in NYC. Pictured: Mickey Rourke Ref: SPL919208 311214 Picture by: Ron Asadorian / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

Now, he doesn’t look bad here, but I pulled one of the better ones. If you google images you can see, Mickey has NOT aged well.

So I did a comparison to an actor near his age, of African American descent, and found Delroy Lindo, 63. below.

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Mr. Lindo, even with the hat, has a healthier appearance, in my opinion. I doubt a year makes that much difference. Moving on…

You may remember Mark Hamill, 65. He was the original Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series.

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Hmm…OK. Who can we find in his age range, of African American descent? I know, let’s go a little older say…Samuel L. Jackson, 67.

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Not that you even needed a picture because Sam is still EVERYWHERE! If not in a film, he’s doing commercials or voiceovers. But even two years older than Hamill, let’s just say if you didn’t know…you wouldn’t know.

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