'The Great Gatsby' Movie: A Side By Side Comparison Of the 1974 Cast and 2013 Cast


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby tells the tale of a tangled web of love, lies, and liquor in the roaring 20s. Since the book came out in 1925, there have been several filmed versions of the story. This year's art deco extravaganza directed by Baz Lurhmann, opening in the United States on May 10, is the first big Hollywood project of the tale since 1974.

Before you take a step back into the 1920s to learn the story of Gatsby, see how this year's crop of actors stack up against their 1974 predecessors.

Jay Gatsby: "It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself." -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Leonardo DiCaprio                                   

Age: 38                                                 

Notable films: Titanic, The Aviator 

Awards: 2 Golden Globes, 3 Oscar noms

Robert Redford

Age: 38

Notable films: The Candidate, The Way We Were

Awards: 3 BAFTAs, 1 Oscar nom

Nick Carraway: "I'm thirty," I said. "I'm five years too old to lie to myself and call it honour." -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tobey Maguire                                        

Age: 38                                                  

Notable films: Spider-ManSeabiscuit       

Awards: 2 Saturns, 1 Golden Globe nom   

Sam Waterson

Age: 34

Notable films: The Glass Menagerie

Awards: 1 Primetime Emmy

Daisy Buchanan: "Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget ..." -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Carey Mulligan                                         

Age: 28                                                 

Notable films: An EducationShame         

Awards: 1 BAFTA, 1 Oscar nom               

Mia Farrow

Age: 29

Notable films: Rosemary's Baby

Awards: 1 Golden Globe, 3 BAFTA noms

Tom Buchanan: "Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face, and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward... It was a body capable of enormous leverage — a cruel body." -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Joel Edgerton                                          

Age: 39                                                  

Notable films: Zero Dark ThirtyWarrior    

Awards: 2 Australian Film Institute awards 

Bruce Dern

Age: 38

Notable films: Numerous TV series

Awards: 1 National Society of Film Critics award

Jordan Baker: "She was incurably dishonest. She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body." -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Debicki                                    

Age: 22                                               

Notable films: Gatsby is her first big film

Awards: None                                      

Lois Chiles

Age: 27

Notable films: The Way We Were

Awards: None                

Myrtle Wilson: "She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can. Her face...contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering." -The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Isla Fisher                                             

Age: 37                                               

Notable films: Wedding Crashers           

Awards:1 MTV Movie award                  

Karen Black

Age: 35

Notable films: Five Easy Pieces

Awards: 1 Golden Globe, 1 Oscar nom