Gen X-era stars still slaying it in the roaring twenties

The fountain of youth, Rob Lowe. Picture: Getty Images

The fountain of youth, Rob Lowe. Picture: Getty Images

The Karate Kid

Discovering that you were the villain in your own story is a hard reality, and the web-turned-Netflix series Cobra Kai serves as a redemption arc for Daniel-son's bullying karate competitor Johnny Lawrence.

The Fresh Prince

After Will Smith dropped DJ Jazzy Jeff he became a box office superstar, but the Netflix release of his 1990-96 star-making series and the recent controversial cast reunion, with the original Aunt Viv unmasking Smith as the villain who killed her career, is great for the viewing numbers.

Rob Lowe

He must have an old and ugly Dorian Grey-like painting in an attic at home, because the 80s heart-throb is just as handsome as ever, present on screen consistently across the decades in great shows like The West Wing ... and plenty of bad and forgettable ones too.

Sylvester Stallone

Sly is very familiar to Centennials now that John Rambo is one of the avatars they can play as in the latest version of the of game Mortal Kombat.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Big Arnie meanwhile, is probably better known to kids as Patrick's dad (the younger Schwarzenegger having been a rumoured Taylor Swift boyfriend) or as the guy from social media who posts from his kitchen with his pet donkey and miniature horse, Whiskey and Lulu.

The Predator

No, not Harvey Weinstein, but the camouflaged alien villain of the 1987 Schwarzenegger film, now the leading man across a slew of sequels, most recently opposite Olivia Munn in the 2018 film The Predator.

The Donald

He just lost his job, but who would have thought that Ivana's second husband would lead the "worst of times", which, as he wrote in The Art of the Deal, "create the best opportunities to make good deals".

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