At age 37, William Holden was too old to play Hal Carter, a youngish drifter, in Joshua Logan's film adaptation of William Inge's Picnic. A few weeks after Picnic opened on 12.7.55, Holden appeared on the cover of Time -- a semi-official proclamation that he was peaking as a big-time movie star. Except the painting of Holden that Time used made him appear no younger than 45, which was really too old to play a guy who hadn't yet figured out what to do with his life.