Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Middle Aged?

I might be having a midlife crisis. I’m only having the crisis because I have recently realized I am middle aged!

Recently my folks and I went to see State of Play. In the movie, which was pretty darn entertaining, Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck played college roommates, and Robin Wright Penn played Ben’s wife, also from college. The older I get, the harder time I have judging people’s ages. However, I was pretty sure that Russell and Ben weren’t really the same age. In fact they are at least 10 years apart in age, so they would not have been college roommates, at least as traditional students. Robin could have been in college at the same time as Russell, but would be a “cougar” compared to Ben.

After viewing the movie, and I started wondering what celebrities my age actually look like. I checked with to see which celebrities, from all walks of fame, are in my age range.

Below is a list of 100 people that were born within the year before and the year after me, so they are no more than 1 year older or younger than me. They are listed in order of oldest to youngest

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Beals, Lars Ulrich, Nicolas Cage, Jeff Bezos, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda, Laura Linney, Matt Dillon, Wanda Sykes, Juliette Binoche, Peter Berg, Rob Lowe, Tracy Chapman, Ian Ziering, Russell Crowe, Caroline Rhea, Crispin Glover, Djimon Hounsou, Hank Azaria, Melissa Gilbert, Stephen Colbert, David Eigenberg, Lenny Kravitz, Wynonna Judd, Courteney Cox, Doug Savant, Amy Brenneman, Joss Whedon, Courtney Love, Chris Cornell, John Leguizamo, David Spade, Sandra Bullock, Lori Loughlin, Vivica A. Fox, Mary-Louise Parker, Debbie Mazar, Blair Underwood, Keanu Reeves, Molly Shannon, Holly Robinson Peete, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Boatman, Calista Flockhart, Diana Krall, Robin Givens, Don Cheadle, Marisa Tomei, Teri Hatcher, Bobby Flay, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Eddie Vedder, Julia Ormond, Joely Richardson, Rob Zombie, Diane Lane, Alan Cumming, Sherilyn Fenn, Maura Tierney, Dr. Dre, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Cryer, Martin Lawrence, Kevin James, Adrian Pasdar, Linda Evangelista, Trent Reznor, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Hurley, Kathryn Erbe, Slash, Jeremy Piven, JK Rowling, Sam Mendes, James Tupper, Embeth Davidtz, Peter Krause, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Dillon, Marlee Matlin, Shania Twain, Lennox Lewis, Charlie Sheen, Moby, Bryan Singer, Kyle Chandler, Cheryl Hines, Luke Perry, Steve Coogan, Kelly Rowan, Jamie Gertz, Gavin Rossdale, Bjork, Ben Stiller, Katarina Witt, Jeffrey Wright and Shawn Christian.

If you don't know who someone is, make a comment or email me and I'll tell you what pop culture reference I used when including them. Not a bad group of peers. Sports figures still active in their sport were the hardest to find, but that didn’t surprise me. The group includes Oscar and Emmy winners, most of the cast of Sex & the City and many people in the hottest movies and tv shows on right now.

I bet most of the people on the list are having more trouble remembering names, getting their first pair of bifocals, took an actual typing class and really like Facebook. Or, maybe, that’s just me. If I don’t see you on Facebook, I’ll be out searching for my crisis dream car – a little red Chevette.

Btw, the picture at the top of the article was taken this week at the Cannes Film Festival. Not bad for a 45 year old guy in my opinion. Of course Mom says he's not the sweet young thing from A River Runs Through It anymore. I bet he's having a lot more fun now than he did then.

1 comment:

buckycatt said...

Adding 2 more awesome people to the list:

Robson Green has the same exact bday as me and

Dennis Lehane was born less than a year after!