How old were The Outsiders cast while filming?
Keith (Two-Bit) Mathews The oldest of the gang, except for Darry, and still a junior in high school at age 18. He is the wisecracking comedian of the gang.
Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, Christopher Reeve, Kevin Bacon and Morgan Fairchild were there – and that was no accident. Veteran press agent Dick Guttman said he orchestrated a feeding frenzy by having a cousin place false advertisements in film-industry trade papers.
Christopher Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966) is an American actor and director….
Bacon however, did not appear in the 1983 coming-of-age drama The Outsiders, which is noted for its cast of up-and-coming stars, including Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane.
Out of the main cast, all the actors were in their late teens, except for Patrick Swayze, who was twenty-nine years old, and Ralph Macchio and Leif Garrett, who were both twenty when the film was made in 1982.