I think Byron Hadley didn't age enough in Shawshank

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  1. ace peterson

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    Did anyone else think that? I mean when you compare him to Andy, Red, the Warden, and some of the supporting actors, it seems to me that Hadley didn't age much at all. They all were getting seriously grey hair and wrinkles and the Warden had a change of glasses and hair style as well.

    Hadley looked like he was at least 30 yrs old when the movie opened (he was already captain). Then some 20 years pass before he gets taken away which would make him roughly 50 years old...
     
  2. Jeff Rogers

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    Good question
    Maybe it's because he needed to stay young in order to be Denzel Washington's gaurd in The Hurricane. Just my 2 cents
     
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    Good question. I never even thought about that. Maybe it was just a mistake in the production if the movie. I would like to know the answer (if there is one) myself.
    Later
     
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    Honestly, does it really matter?

    But I guess you could say that a fifty year old man does not look as threatening as a man in his thirties. Maybe the fact that they (Hadley and perhaps the warden) look younger makes their fall a little more tragic, and more satisfying for the viewer.
     
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    I just assumed that he was taking the same vitamins as the principal in Back to the Future.
     
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