“Golden Stars of 1974”: A Cinematic Journey Through the 50th Year Milestones of Iconic Celebrities

The beginning of 2024 is a reason to look back at the pop-cultural milestones that will occur in the new year. We’ll start by listing the A-list celebrities turning 50 in the next 12 months. This time, the lineup is truly stellar!

We’re comparing images from the earliest and latest projects of actors and actresses born in 1974, up to the present day.

Ed Helms – January 24

Actor in the third season of “The Office” and the film “Family Swap” (2023).

Olivia Colman – January 30

Actress in the film “Hot Fuzz” (2007) and the series “Secret Invasion” (2023).

Christian Bale – January 30

Actor in the films “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna” (1986) and “The All-Seeing Eye” (2022).

Mahershala Ali – February 16

Actor in the series “The Jordan Investigation” (2001-2002) and “Leave the World Behind” (2023).

Eva Mendes – March 5

Actress in the film “Children of the Corn 5: Fields of Terror” (1998) and at a charity event in November 2022.

Fun fact: Eva Mendes began her film career with a series of “Children of the Corn” movies, and she’s not alone – Naomi Watts, Linda Hamilton, and Charlize Theron also debuted in different parts of this horror franchise. It turns out “Children of the Corn” is the alma mater for promising actresses who became stars.

Jenna Fischer – March 7

Actress in the film “The Specials” (2001) and the remake of “Mean Girls,” set to be released in 2024.

Alyson Hannigan – March 24

Actress in the film “My Stepmother Is an Alien” (1988) and on the poster for the comedy “Office Race” (2023).

Penelope Cruz – April 28

Actress in the films “Jamón Jamón” (1992) and “Ferrari” (2023).

Josh Radnor – July 29

Actor in the films “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001) and “All Happy Families” (2023).

Hilary Swank – July 30

Actress in the films “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1992) and “Good Mother” (2023).

Amy Adams – August 20′

Actress in the films “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999) and “Enchanted 2” (2022).

Joaquin Phoenix – October 28

Actor in the films “SpaceCamp” (1986) and “Napoleon” (2023).

Leonardo DiCaprio – November 11

Actor in the films “Critters 3” (1991) and “Killers of the Flower Moon” (2023).

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