On December 18, Brad Pitt turns 50.
Launched into stardom after playing Geena Davis' boy-toy in 1991's "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt has retained his sex-symbol status while continuing to grow as an actor. While he has yet to win to an Oscar, he's come close with four nominations and one Golden Globe.
So, who else is turning the big 5-0 in 2013?
Refusing to be forever typecast as Phoebe from "Friends," Kudrow has been very busy since the iconic sitcom ended in 2004.
She produced, wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Comeback" and currently stars in the Showtime program "Web Therapy."
Birthday: July 30
While he may not have been able to hang onto his dream gig as the host of "The Tonight Show" for very long (seven months), Conan is still cracking up audiences on weeknights from his new home on TBS.
Birthday: April 18
Jack Sparrow himself turns 50 this year which, ironically, is the number of sequels planned in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
Birthday: June 9
The first African-American ever to be crowned as Miss America, Williams started her career with a bit of controversy, but she was able to bounce back as an incredibly successful entertainer, earning several Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award nominations.
Birthday: March 18
The winner of four Emmy awards, four Golden Globe awards, two SAG awards and an Oscar, it's easy to forget the star of "As Good As It Gets" and "Cast Away" also starred in the sitcom "Mad About You" with Paul Reiser.
Birthdate: June 15
"His Airness" revolutionized sports marketing, created an entire shoe line, and is part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, but he'll always be remembered as the greatest basketball player of all time, winning a stunning six championships with the Chicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
Birthday: February 17
The green-eyed former model, who once appeared in 13 consecutive "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issues, now serves as the CEO and chief designer of her own marketing company, kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW). Its value is reportedly in the $2 billion range.
Birthday: March 20
While best known for the 1990's hit song "Gangsta's Paradise," Mr. Coolio later applied his rapping skills to entertaining children. His theme song for the Nickelodeon show "Kenan & Kel" ran from 1996 to 2000.
Birthday: August 1
The Australian businesswoman, television host, model and actress has appeared a record five times on the cover of the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue," resulting in the nickname "The Body." She became the host and executive producer of Britain's "Next Top Model" in 2010 and is currently an executive producer of "NBC's Fashion Star."
Birthday: March 29
Tarantino first electrified audiences with his 1992 film "Reservoir Dogs" and hasn't stopped since. The man behind "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," and "Inglourious Basterds" won an Academy Award this past year for Best Screenplay for "Django Unchained."
Birthday: March 27
John Lennon's first son may not have had the musical career his father had, but at least he can lay claim to being the inspiration for at least three classic Beatles' tunes: "Good Night," "Hey Jude" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
Birthday: April 8
While Cates' legacy is indelibly linked to the swimming pool scene in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," she has also delivered memorable performances in "Gremlins" and "Drop Dead Fred." She retired from acting in the mid-'90s to raise her children, briefly returning in 2001 to act in "The Anniversary Party" as a favor to the director and best friend Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Birthday: July 16
The cofounder, main songwriter and lead singer of Metallica has led the band since they started out in 1981, eventually selling over 52 million records and earning an astonishing nine Grammy Awards. The scariest part? They're still going strong.
Birthday: August 3
From 1992's "Basic Instinct" to the recent HBO series "Big Love," Tripplehorn has appeared in blockbuster films like "The Firm" with Tom Cruise and some non-blockbusters, like 1995's "Waterworld," with Kevin Costner.
Birthday: June 10
The Georgia-native country singer first signed to Warner Bros. in 1989, releasing 11 albums since and picking up two Grammy Awards along the way.
Birthday: February 9
He went from being everyone's favorite uncle on "Full House," to being everyone's favorite doctor on "E.R." (after Clooney left, of course), but now you can catch Stamos popping up on such hit shows as "Glee."
Birthday: August 19
After first appearing on the HBO series "Oz," Falco really hit her stride as mobster housewife Carmela on "The Sopranos." However, her current role as the title character on "Nurse Jackie" may end up as her most haunting role to date.
Birthday: July 5
Embarassing controversies and drug arrests aside, it's difficult to not be wowed by some of Michael's impressive accomplishments, including selling more than 100 million records worldwide.
Birthday: June 25
The "Kiss From a Rose" singer has received four Grammy Awards and one MTV Music Award over the course of his career, but unfortunately Seal receives no more kisses from model Heidi Klum. They divorced in April 2012.
Birthday: February 19
Shue has played a wide range of roles in films like "The Karate Kid," "Adventures in Babysitting," "Cocktail" and "Leaving Las Vegas" (for which she earned an Oscar nomination), but her current gig is on the small screen, playing Julie Finlay in CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
Birthday: October 6
Ever since bursting onto the scene as "Dirty Steve" in the 1988 film "Young Guns," Mulroney has been a fixture in Hollywood. Look for him in the upcoming film "August: Osage County," where he'll be sharing the screen with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor.
Birthday: October 31
Perhaps best known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on "ER," the British actress now appears regularly on a different type of doctor show — as the character River Song on the BBC's "Doctor Who."
Birthday: March 11
The most famous member of 10,000 Maniacs left the band in 1993 for a solo career, releasing six albums. The most recent, 2005's "Leave Your Sleep," reached #17 on the Billboard charts.
Birthday: October 26
As the face of '80s hair band Poison, the "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" singer enjoyed massive success as the group sold over 30 million records worldwide. Not one to leave the spotlight, Michaels pops up on television often, appearing as a winning contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice 3," as well as starring on his own reality docu-series "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It."
Birthday: March 15
After mastering martial arts in China, Li made his Hollywood debut as a villain in "Lethal Weapon 4." From there, he starred in "Romeo Must Die," "Kiss of the Dragon" and 2010's "The Expendables," alongside Sylvester Stallone and Steve Austin.
Birthday: April 26
Tracey E. Bregman
Soap fans have been watching Bregman for years: from her role as Lauren Fenmore on "The Young and the Restless" to playing Sarah Smythe on "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Birthday: May 29
Best known for playing Billie Reed on "Days of our Lives," Rinna has also enraged and delighted fans playing Taylor McBride on "Melrose Place" and was the host of SoapNet's "Soap Talk."
Birthday: July 11
The Danish actress, model and musician known for her icy performance in "Rocky IV" is the former Mrs. Sylvester Stallone. She made a return to television in 1998, appearing on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."
Birthday: July 15
Also known as Norman Cook, the British DJ hit the mainstream with the release of his 1998 album "You've Come A Long Way, Baby," which has sold over 3 million copies to date.
Birthday: July 16
Best known for directing the remake of "Ocean’s Eleven," Soderbergh's other credits include "Out of Sight," "Erin Brockovich," and "Sex, Lies, and Videotape." The newly 50-year-old still has a passion for the unconventional, as evidenced by last year’s "Magic Mike," a film about the wild world of male strippers.
Birthday: January 14
The Malaysian beauty is known in Hong Kong for performing her own stunts in numerous action films but is best known in the West for her role as Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies," and as one of "People" magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1997.
Birthday: August 5
The French actress has appeared in over 50 films and TV shows since 1972, winning the prestigious César Award for Best Supporting Actress in the 1986 film, "Manon des Sources."
Birthday: August 14
You've either heard his voice in Disney's "Hercules," seen his face on FX's "Damages" or controlled his avatar in the video game "Kingdom Hearts II."
Birthday: September 25
Best known for her role as Jill Tuck in the gruesome "Saw" franchise, Russell got her big break after appearing in a Pepsi commercial while she was still in high school.
Birthday: September 6
The former "Saturday Night Live" star has made several box office smash hits, like "Deuce Bigalow" and "The Hot Chick" — although it's difficult to find anyone willing to admit they've actually paid money to see those films.
Birthday: October 31
An accomplished director and screenwriter in her own right, Petty is best known for her role as Kit Keller in "A League of Their Own" and as Tyler Endicott in the 1991 film "Point Break."
Birthday: October 14
In addition to reoccurring guest appearances on ABC's "Modern Family," Bratt has spent the past few years playing Dr. Jake Riley on the medical show "Private Practice." He's best known, however, for his his role on the TV program "Law & Order," as well as for such films as "Miss Congeniality," "Traffic" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."
Birthday: December 16
She's dabbled in acting and perfected the fine art of socializing, but Marla will always be remembered for surviving a marriage with The Donald.
Birthday: October 27
She's starred in "Dumb & Dumber," "Picket Fences" and "NCIS," but perhaps her most interesting role was playing Jim Carrey's spouse in real life from 1996–1997.
Birthday: October 28
After delighting (and sometimes horrifying) audiences for years onstage with her raunchy-yet-hilarious brand of comedy, Underwood can now be spotted cracking up cohost Sharon Osborne every weekday on CBS' "The Talk."
Birthday: October 28
Soap fans know Ms. Wagner well but not by her birth name. To most, she's Felicia Jones, from ABC's "General Hospital."
Birthday: October 30
At 10 years of age, O'Neal was the youngest person to ever win an Academy Award (for her performance in "Paper Moon"), before she went on to star in several other blockbusters. In 1986, she married tennis star John McEnroe, but the couple divorced in 1994.
Birthday: November 5
While most only know her as Edie Britt from "Desperate Housewives," Sheridan fans have long known about her exceptional talent, as evidenced by her work in such films as "Spy Hard" and "Beverly Hills Ninja."
Birthday: November 21
The Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchor of the Fox Business Network show "Countdown to the Closing Bell" used to serve as a substitute anchor for "The News with Brian Williams" before Williams' 2004 departure from MSNBC to NBC News.
Birthday: December 12
The actress-singer (and Christian Slater sibling), who once flew across screens as the title character in 1984's "Supergirl," has appeared in such modern-day classics as "The Secret of My Success," "Ruthless People" and "City Slickers." Today, you can catch her on ABC Family's "The Lying Game," where she costars as Kristin Mercer.
Birthday: December 15
The former teen model has appeared in over 50 films, including "Flashdance" and, more recently, on television as Betty Porter in the Showtime series "The L Word."
Birthday: December 19
With more than 200 retail stores in 80 countries, it's no surprise that American fashion designer Marc Jacobs was on "Time Magazine's" "2010 Time 100" list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Birthday: April 9
One of the founding members of heavy metal band Metallica, Ulrich is known for his aggressive drumming style and failed attempts to stop people from illegally downloading music from the Internet.
Birthday: December 26
At the forefront of the female singer-songwriter movement in the '90s, Amos has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and has been nominated for a staggering 8 Grammy Awards.
Birthday: August 22
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