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25 Celebrities Turning 50 This Year Who Will Blow Your Mind

It was a big surprise for many to discover that June had been declared (by myself) as National OMG Johnny Depp Turns 50 Month. People turn fifty every day. Someone is probably turning fifty right this very moment. (Happy Birthday!) What makes it newsworthy when a celebrity becomes a quinquagenarian?

When we hear about an icon or idol from our youth becoming an age like 50 it reminds us that many of us are not far from achieving the same fantastic milestone. There is also a bizarre visceral reaction to be had about the celebrity aging process in general. You know that feeling of shock you have when you see photos of that kid from that movie or TV show and now he’s all grown up and you can kind of see glimpses of the boy you remember from when he was a child star except now there’s facial hair and maybe an arrest record?

That’s the same family of feeling I have when I find out someone like Coolio will turn 50 later this summer. That, “how did we let this happen?!” feeling. Weren’t we supposed to have figured out cryopreservation by now?

You may need to sit down and phone a friend before you embark on this journey of other celebrities turning 50 this year. You have been warned.

25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 This Year:

(Presented in the order of their birthdays.)

  • Celebrities Turning 50 1 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    If you learn anything today let it be the word: quinquagenarian.

     

    quin·qua·ge·nar·i·an

     adjective\¦kwinkwə̇jə̇¦na(a)rÄ“É™n, (¦)kwin¦kwäj-\

    One who is between the age of 50 and 59.

  • James Denton 2 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    James turned 50 on January 20th.

     

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  • Seal 3 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Seal turned 50 on February 19th.

     

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  • Charles Barkley 4 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Charles turned 50 on February 20th.

     

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  • DL Hughley 5 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    DL turned 50 on March 6.

     

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  • Vanessa Williams 6 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Vanessa turned 50 on March 18.

     

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  • Bret Michaels 7 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Bret turned 50 on March 15th.

     

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  • Kathy Ireland 8 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Kathy turned 50 on March 20th.

     

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  • Julian Lennon 9 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Julian turned 50 on April 18th.

     

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  • Eric McCormack 10 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Eric turned 50 on April 18th.

     

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  • Conan O’Brian 11 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Conan turned 50 on April 18th

     

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  • Mike Myers 12 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Mike turned 50 on May 25th.

     

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  • Helen Hunt 13 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Helen Hunt turns 50 on June 15th

     

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  • Edie Falco 14 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Edie turns 50 on July 5th

     

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  • Phoebe Cates 15 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Phoebe turns 50 on July 16th

     

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  • Lisa Kudrow 16 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Lisa turns 50 on July 30th

     

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  • Coolio 17 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Coolio turns 50 on August 1st

     

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  • John Stamos 18 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    John turns 50 on August 19th

     

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  • Tori Amos 19 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Tori Turns 50 on August 22nd

     

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  • Downtown Julie Brown 20 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Julie turns 50 on August 27th

     

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  • Elisabeth Shue 21 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Elisabeth turns 50 on October 6th

     

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  • Lori Petty 22 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Lori turns 50 on October 14th

     

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  • Ming-Na 23 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Ming-Na turns 50 on November 20th

     

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  • Helen Slater 24 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Helen Slater turns 50 on December 15th

     

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  • Brad Pitt 25 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Brad turns 50 on December 18th

     

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  • Jennifer Beals 26 of 26
    25 Surprising Celebrities Turning 50 in 2013

    Jennifer turns 50 on December 19th

     

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