The passing of time is one of the main draws of Boyhood — to see how Richard Linklater uses the same actors over a 12-year span, as opposed to using actors of different ages who somewhat resemble each other. (We’re looking at you, Mad Men Bobbys 1-3.) But why stop there — Boyhood’s mom and dad (or Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) have been in the spotlight for long enough that we can track almost 30 years of their aging. So we gave them the Boyhood treatment, GIF-style, to see the metamorphosis.
Here’s Ethan Hawke:
And Patricia Arquette: