The sign of the twins is shared by notables across continents and centuries. Famous Geminis? How about Marilyn Monroe? Or Frank Lloyd Wright… Che Guevara… Rachel Carson… Lou Gehrig… Walt Whitman… Queen Victoria… This month we salute those who are celebrating their 50+ birthdays. Let us know if we forgot your favorite Gemini!
The 70 year-old real estate developer, television personality and now… front-runner for the Republican nominee for President is having quite a year. What more can we say? His Twitter feed never fails to entertain.
Now 53, Johnny can still make us melt. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He received a great deal of praise for his depiction of Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise and has also starred in the films Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Blow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Chocolat, Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Into the Woods.
Actor, director, and first-class “voice” who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in fellow Gemini Clint Eastwood‘s film Million Dollar Baby. Interesting tidbit: Freeman turned down a drama scholarship at Jason State University to work as a radar mechanic in the U.S. Air Force in 1955.
Wife of the 41st President of the United States George Bush, and the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. While serving as the First Lady she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
Indian-born author who received death threats from high-ranking Iranian government officials for his controversial book, The Satanic Verses. His other literary works, which contain elements of both historical fiction and magical realism, include Midnight’s Children (1981) and Fury (2001).
Daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, at 63 she still dazzles with her all-knowing Mona Lisa smile. Rossellini worked as a translator and a television reporter for the Italian national television network RAI before becoming a Lancome model. Her films include David Lynch’s cult classic, Blue Velvet.
After a start in television as Rowdy Yates on Rawhide, gained fame as an iconic actor in the classic Western films A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and as Detective Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry franchise. He later became a renowned director, receiving the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his films Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. He also directed the critically acclaimed films Mystic River, Gran Torino and this year’s Oscar favorite, American Sniper.
She co-starred with Paul Reiser in the sitcom Mad About You and appeared in the successful films, As Good As It Gets and The Sessions. Whatever Helen Hunt does, she does it with humor… and a whole lot of class.