Acting, Film, Performance Arts

Hollywood Celebrities List: Fifty and Fabulous

keanu-reeves_wordpress21. Keanu Reeves Born: September 2, 1964 (age 52)

Reeves is pictured here in a scene from the 2016 crime mystery Exposed. Keanu Reeves, who’s been acting since the mid 80’s, seemed to transform overnight into a superstar and sex symbol with his appearance in the lead role for the hit movie Speed. Co-starring Sandra Bullock, another noteworthy A-Lister, who’s aging quite gracefully. Bullock is also 52. A great display of Reeves’ vitality can be found in his portrayal of Donaka Mark in the martial arts action drama Man of Tai Chi. Yes indeed. This hero hunk from The Matrix Trilogy has still got it.

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2. Halle Berry Born: August 14, 1966 (age 50)

This bombshell babe just made the list by a few weeks. Having only turned 50 a little over a month ago. Halle Berry’s career in acting started in the late 80’s to early 90’s. One of Berry’s unforgettable breakout roles was Vivian, a prostituting drug addict, in the Spike Lee film classic Jungle Fever. Because of her acting ability to easily transition character roles and her unwavering youthful beauty Berry went on to be the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress in the powerful 2001 romance drama Monster’s Ball.

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3. Patrick Dempsey Born: January 13, 1966 (age 50)

The former Grey’s Anatomy star has been on the acting scene since the mid 80’s. With memorable movies like, In the Mood (aka The Woo Woo Kid) and Can’t Buy Me Love. Once a McDreamy always a McDreamy. Not to mention Dempsey’s off-screen passion for collecting vintage and sports cars. Add professional race car driver/team owner, Dempsey Racing, to his repertoire and you have the makings of a real life bad boy heartthrob.

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4. Jamie Lee Curtis Born: November 22, 1958 (age 57)

Absolutely stunning. A staple of the Hollywood community, Jamie Lee Curtis first graced the silver screen in the late 70’s. She made her mark and earned her place amongst Hollywood royalty with her reoccurring role as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter‘s Halloween. Curtis is no stranger to television, as her career has come full circle back to the small screen, where her acting career first started. From an appearance on the famed TV show Charlie’s Angels to a regular role as Dr. Samantha Ryan on the Emmy nominated prime time television series NCIS.

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5. Tom Cruise Born: July 3, 1962 (age 54)

As for Hollywood royalty, Tom Cruise is the cream of the crop. Cruise starred in his first film in 1981. It seems Hollywood producers hit pay dirt when they discovered a handsome young Tom Cruise. Since his role as Cadet Captain David Shawn in the all-star cast of the timeless movie drama Taps nearly every film consecutively Cruise has starred in went on to be a fan favorite and Box Office success.

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6. Eddie Murphy Born: April 3, 1961 (age 55)

Murphy made his way into our hearts and homes back in the early 80’s. With his first hit film 48 Hrs. in 1982 and the release of his first, self titled, stand-up comedy special the same year. He’s enjoyed continued success in film throughout the entirety of his career. Gaining the most notoriety as a regular cast member of the infamous comedy television series Saturday Night Live. Appearing on the show from 1980-1984.

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7. Angela Bassett Born: August 16, 1958 (age 58)

Hard to believe this lovely lady is almost 60. Pictured here, earlier this year at the 2016 BAFTA Awards, wearing a flattering fuchsia gown designed by Galia Lahav. A veteran, Angela Bassett began her career in television then transitioned to film. Her first movie role was a stewardess in the family comedy Kindergarten Cop in 1990. The next year, in 1991, Bassett was thrust into the limelight with a credited film role as Reva Styles, the mother of Cuba Gooding Jr.‘s character in John Singleton‘s explosive crime drama Boyz n the Hood. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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8. Blair Underwood Born: August 25, 1964 (age 52)

An early pioneer of prime time television of the 80’s and 90’s that paved the way for current legal drama and crime investigation television series, Blair Underwood was a sexy regular cast member of L.A. Law. He’s had some successful film roles in his career. Most notably, Set It Off, Rules of Engagement, Malibu’s Most Wanted and Madea’s Family Reunion. Underwood is best known for his television acting career. Recently, he appeared on the popular TV show The Good Wife and he also plays Andrew Garner on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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9. Sarah Jessica Parker Born: March 25, 1965 (age 51)

SJP, as she is affectionately known, was cast in her first TV movie in 1974 at the age of 9. And, she still exudes that fresh-faced effervescence at 51. Since around 2000, Parker has become a permanent fixture of the fashion industry and the face of a variety of well known brands. Even launching her own signature perfumes, clothing & accessories line and the SJP Collection of shoes at Nordstrom. Undoubtedly, much of Parker’s success in the world of fashion can be attributed to her character urban fashionista Carrie Bradshaw from the trendy TV show Sex and the City.

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10. Kevin Bacon Born: July 8, 1958 (age 58)

Kevin Bacon is a legend in his own right. Cast in his first ever known acting role in 1978 as Chip Diller in the unruly comedy Animal House. Where he starred alongside other acting legends, the likes of John Belushi and Donald Sutherland. The list of riveting film performances delivered by Bacon is sensationally long. These days you can find Kevin Bacon performing off-screen as well with his brother Michael Bacon. In 1995, the Bacon Brothers band was formed. The band is currently still touring.

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