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The M Match-Up

YOUNG JEN vs OLD JEN 

US actress Jennifer Aniston's career is still alive and kicking, even after a couple of decades in showbiz. Question is, do we love the young and friendly Jen, or the old and bossy Jen?

CAREER

YOUNG JEN: Aniston burst onto the scene with Friends in 1994. The show took off like a rocket, making the then-25-year-old an instant star. Even her hairstyle - The Rachel - became famous. Young Jen soon hit the big screen with mostly forgettable rom-coms such as Picture Perfect (1997) and The Object Of My Affection (1998).

OLD JEN: Now a weathered Hollywood veteran, Aniston has been a huge star for a very long time. That said, she hasn't made many good movies. The Horrible Bosses flicks are among the highlights in a recent filmography that includes the likes of Just Go With It (2011) and Wanderlust (2012). We're The Millers (2013) is pretty good though.

ROUND ONE: YOUNG JEN

She was everyone's special friend with special hair.

ROMANCE

YOUNG JEN: Young Jen managed to land the biggest catch of the 90s by marrying none other than the mighty Brad Pitt. They got together in 1998, married in 2000, and divorced in 2005 - a pretty solid relationship by Hollywood standards. Hollywood's golden couple split after Pitt met Angelina Jolie.

OLD JEN: When you still look as good as Aniston does in her 40s, you don't have to settle for second best. She is currently engaged to the super-handsome Justin Theroux, who stars in the hit TV show The Leftovers. He may not be as famous as Pitt, but he's still hella hunky.

ROUND TWO: YOUNG JEN

She won the lottery with Pitt.

LOOKS

YOUNG JEN: There's never been a sex symbol who looks quite like Aniston. She has a killer bod and a gorgeous smile - not forgetting that hair, of course - but at the same time she radiates smarts and class. In the 90s, her sense of style was an inspiration to women. Flirty but never slutty; she was the whole package.

OLD JEN: At 45, Aniston still looks absolutely stunning. In Horrible Bosses 2, she plays a sex addict, and she has absolutely no trouble finding partners. One of the highlights of We're The Millers was her show-stopping striptease. Aniston is living proof that 45 is the new 30.

ROUND THREE: IT'S A DRAW

THE VERDICT: YOUNG JEN

Though Aniston remains a force to be reckoned with, she reached her peak a while back. Still love her, though! - Jason Johnson