19 Celebs Who Will Turn 60 in 2023, and it’s Hard to Believe
Sometimes it seems that celebrities don’t change at all over the years. So it can be hard to believe that some of our idols may not be 50 but a little over. No matter what the number in their ID says, though, they still remain spectacular in their respective fields.
Quentin Tarantino: 1996 vs 2021
One of the most influential directors of our time will celebrate his 60th birthday on March 27. Quentin Tarantino’s debut was Reservoir Dogs in 1992, but Pulp Fiction (1994) was what earned him international acclaim.
Elisabeth Shue: 1984 vs 2021
Actress Elisabeth Shue, who is best known for her roles in films such as The Karate Kid (1984), Back to the Future Part II (1989), and others, will celebrate her 60th birthday on Oct. 6. Shue was nominated for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the film Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
Brad Pitt: 1994 vs 2022
One of the most influential people in the American film industry, Brad Pitt, will celebrate his 60th birthday on Dec. 18. The first big-budget films in which he starred were the dramas A River Runs Through It (1992) and Legends of the Fall (1994). Pitt has received numerous film awards, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Lauren Holly: 1994 vs 2021
Lauren Holly is best known for her work in the television series Picket Fences (1992-1996), where she played Deputy Maxine Stewart; the comedy Dumb & Dumber (1994) as Mary Swanson and the military comedy Down Periscope (1996) as Lieutenant Emily Lake. Lauren Holly will be celebrating her 60th birthday on Oct. 28.
Michael Jordan: 1998 vs 2020
The greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, will celebrate his 60th birthday on Feb. 17. Jordan played an important role in making the NBA popular around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, eventually becoming a global cultural icon.
Lori Petty: 1995 vs 2022
Lori Petty will be celebrating her 60th birthday on Oct. 14. The actress’s first major role was in the action film Point Break (1991). She is also known for her work in films such as Free Willy (1993) and Tank Girl (1995), in which she had the lead role. The actress also directed the film The Poker House (2008), based on her own life.
Jose Mourinho: 2005 vs 2020
Portuguese football coach Jose Mourinho celebrated his 60th birthday on Jan. 26. Mourinho is regarded as one of the greatest and most decorated managers of all time. Many football clubs under his management have won various championships.
Helen Hunt: 2000 vs 2022
The charming Helen Hunt will celebrate her 60th birthday on June 15. She is best known for her role in the TV series Mad About You (1992-1999), for which she won four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes. The actress has starred in dozens of films and TV series. One of the most popular films is the comedy What Women Want (2000), in which the 36-year-old Hunt played Mel Gibson’s character’s love interest.
Seal: 2012 vs 2021
The famous British singer-songwriter and winner of four Grammy awards will celebrate his 60th birthday on Feb. 19. He rose to fame in the 1990s with his hit songs “Killer,” “Crazy,” and “Kiss from a Rose.” He is also known as the ex-husband of top model Heidi Klum.
Wendell Pierce: 2002 vs 2021
Wendell Pierce will celebrate his 60th birthday on Dec. 8. Wendell is most famous for being a character actor, performing both on stage and on screen. Pierce gained recognition for his role as Detective Bunk Moreland in the acclaimed HBO drama series The Wire (2002-2008).
Alejandro González Iñárritu: 2007 vs 2023
Alejandro González Iñárritu will be celebrating his 60th birthday on Aug. 15. This Mexican filmmaker is best known for creating psychological dramas about the human condition. His projects have received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Some of his famous works include Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), Birdman (2014), and The Revenant (2015), to mention just a few.
Edie Falco: 1999 vs 2021
Actress Edie Falco, best known for her roles in The Sopranos (1999-2007) and Nurse Jackie (2009-2015), will celebrate her 60th birthday on July 5. Her work on these two TV series received huge critical acclaim, with Falco winning two Golden Globe Awards, four Emmy Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards (from 22 nominations).
Mike Myers: 1997 vs 2022
Acclaimed Canadian actor Mike Myers will turn 60 on May 25. The comedy actor earned praise from critics and audiences alike for his performances in the franchises Wayne’s World (1992-1993) and Austin Powers (1997-2002), as well as for voicing Shrek in the animated film series of the same name.
Alex Kingston: 2006 vs 2021
British actress Alex Kingston, best known for her roles on Doctor Who and ER, will celebrate her 60th birthday on March 11. The mini-series The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.
Lisa Kudrow: 2003 vs 2022
Renowned actress Lisa Kudrow will be celebrating her 60th birthday on July 30. Kudrow is best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom Friends (1994-2004), for which she won an Emmy in 1998.
Conan O’Brien: 2008 vs 2021
Jet Li: 2001 vs 2020
Chinese actor Li Lianjie, better known by his stage name, Jet Li, will celebrate his 60th birthday on April 26. Jet Li is a martial arts master and former wushu champion. His first major role in a Hollywood movie was Han Sing in Romeo Must Die (2000).
Mark Strong: 2009 vs 2021
British actor Mark Strong will turn 60 on Aug. 5. Strong is best known for such films as RocknRolla (2008), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Kick-Ass (2010), The Imitation Game (2014), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Shazam! (2019), Cruella (2021), and others. GQ magazine named Strong one of the 50 best-dressed men of 2015.
Vanessa Williams: 1984 vs 2022
American singer, actress, and fashion designer Vanessa Williams will celebrate her 60th birthday on March 18. She is recognized as the first African-American to win the Miss America title in 1984. Williams has had a successful career in film, television, and the music scene.
How do you celebrate milestone birthdays — quietly with your family, or do you go “all out” in a lavish restaurant?