Turning 50 is a milestone for anyone lucky enough to live long enough to see that age. It’s an age where you’ve successfully maneuvered through your midlife crisis, and for most people, it’s the stage where you’re completely comfortable in your own skin. If you’re a celeb, it’s a little bit of a tougher transition because there is so much pressure to remain young, youthful and vibrant. Ultimately, the secret to being happy at any age is to have great self confidence and have healthy living practices – the other things just tend to fall into place. In this article, we have listed 15 celebs who turn 50 in 2014. Most of them look like they are in the prime of their lives. Read below ….
This one is really hard to believe. The baby-faced, surfer-style host who made us laugh, cry and applaud with the amazing show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition just turned 50-yrs-old this October. If no one were to tell you, there is no way you would figure it out. He still has a very youthful vibe about him and even when you see Ty Pennington now on his new cooking show On the Menu with Emeril Lagasse, he still looks like he could be in his late 30’s. This is one gent that’s probably going to stay young forever.
Matt Dillon has done a ton of movies in his lifetime, but he’ll most likely be remembered the most for the hilarious 1998 movie, There’s Something About Mary. Who can forget that scene when Cameron Diaz thought she was applying gel to her hair and it ending up being – ahem, you know what. Well Matt Dillon turned 50 this February and next up, you will see him in a television series named Wayward Pines debuting next year on the FOX network.
Can you believe that the youthful and effervescent Hollywood star from unforgettable movies like Point Break and Speed turned 50? In our minds, it feels like Neo from The Matrix movies should be exempt from aging. He should be able to keep on making amazing action movies and just stay young over. Keanu turned the big 5-0 this past September and next you can see him in the action thriller John Wick coming out this fall.
Sandra Bullock can be described as America’s sweetheart. She has such an adorable and likeable nature about her, and this affable quality comes through in all the movies she makes. It’s quite unbelievable to think that she turned 50 this year, because she still looks so stunning and beautiful. She has had so many hit movies in her illustrious career: Speed, Miss Congeniality, The Blind Side, Gravity – something tells us this Hollywood sweetheart is just getting started.
Now this is the perfect description of an awesome, lazy weekend: You wake up late, fix a big bowl of your favorite cereal, never change out of your pajamas and watch marathons of Law and Order: SVU the whole day. If that’s your kind of day, then you’re already familiar with longtime Law and Order actress Mariska Hargitay. She turned 50 earlier this January and we hope she continues her role on SVU for 50 more years.
Russell Crowe turned 50 this past April and that’s a great milestone for this truly talented New Zealand actor. He has acted in so many awesome movies: Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster, to name a few. He keeps on picking roles that take him far out of his comfort zone, and he always proves that he’s extremely dedicated to his craft. There is no doubt about it – he’s certainly one of the greatest actors of his generation.
The actor Rob Lowe is one of the most seasoned television actors around and he has been a part of so many successful series: The West Wing, Parks And Recreation, Brothers & Sisters etc. With regards to movies, who could forget his roles in the seriously hilarious Austin Powers movies? Lowe must have the best genes – he turned 50 this past March and he still looks as young and fresh as ever.
From 1990 till 2000, Ian Ziering was a major player on the ubiquitous television show Beverly Hills 90210. The show also starred other popular actors including Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry. In recent times though, Ziering has been in the spotlight for the zany, shark-spoof movie Sharknado. It debuted on the USA channel in 2013, and it was a huge viral hit. The actor turned 50 this March and he followed that by starring in Sharknado 2 which was released this summer. The second installment was just as successful and the third installment has already been announced. Who ever said there is no second act in Hollywood?
There must be some truth to the saying that “Real rock stars never get old,” because honestly, Lenny Kravitz looks like he’s still in his twenties. He turned 50 this past May, and even though he’s still putting out music, his newfound success in Hollywood movies like Precious, The Hunger Games, and The Butler is really adding more longevity and relevance to his already stellar career. Even when you see Lenny walking with his daughter Zoe, he looks more like her older brother rather than her father.
Brooklyn native Marisa Tomei is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished actresses working today. She had humble beginnings in the spin-off sitcom of the Cosby show titled A Different World, and since then she has gone on to deliver stellar performances in movies like My Cousin Vinny (co-starring Joe Pesci) and The Wrestler (co-starring Mickey Rourke). Marisa will turn 50 this December.
The sitcom Friends will always be remembered as one of the most successful television comedies of all time. It had a long run from 1994 till 2004, and one of its main stars was Courteney Cox who played the role of Monica Geller. After the show ended, she did a few projects here and there, and she’s currently the star of Cougar Town, a TBS cable show that’s been around since 2009. Cox turned 50 this June, and we have to admit, she still looks really good.
Hip-Hop may be the biggest thing in mainstream culture right now, but when it first started, it was just a fringe street culture. One of the pioneering groups in rap music was the NYC collective Run D.M.C. The group comprised of Darryl McDaniels aka DMC, Joseph Simmons aka Rev Run and their DJ, Jam Master Jay. As godfathers of Hip-Hop, the highly respected DMC turned 50 in May, and Rev Run will be eclipsing the 5-0 mark this November.
Courtney Love is one of those hardened Rock & Roll chicks who has seen it all. She has lived through the suicide of her husband Kurt Cobain, she has had success with her rock band Hole, she has battled substance abuse, had a pretty successful acting career and has even appeared in fashion campaigns for luxury fashion brand, St. Laurent Paris. This past July, Love turned 50, and if you ask us, we think she has lived about 2 or 3 lifetimes already.
New Jersey native Wendy Williams earned her keep for many years as one of the toughest and most fearless radio shock jockeys on the scene. She took her career to the next level when in 2008, she was given her own daytime talk show and she hasn’t looked back since. She’s known for not holding back any punches when interviewing celebrities (especially on touchy subjects) and this year, she also produced the television movie of Aaliyah’s life that will be unveiled soon. Williams turned 50 this past July.
Queens, NYC actor Hank Azaria has been involved in a lot of successful projects over his lengthy career. He was part of the cast of the television show Mad About You and he also had a recurring role in Friends. But he’ll always be known for his amazing voiceover work on The Simpsons. The talented actor provides the voice for several characters on the show including: Chief Wiggum, Moe Szyslak, Comic Book Guy and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Mr. Azaria turned 50 years old this past April.