July 13: Happy Birthday Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart
Han Solo and Jean-Luc Picard share a birthday. Or if you prefer, Indiana Jones and Professor X. No matter how you slice it, some iconic movie heroes will likely be blowing out candles today.
Harrison Ford, the actor made famous in Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark but also well-known for Blade Runner, Witness and The Fugitive among others, turns 74 years old today. And he’s still playing Indy. How is that possible? I don’t know. We’ve got an interview with Ford from 1995 when he was promoting his new movie, Sabrina.
Patrick Stewart is a classically trained Shakespearean actor who went where no one has gone before on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He eventually came back to earth as leader of the heroic mutants in the X-Men movies. Stewart turns 76.
As if that wasn’t enough birthday fun for one day, we also celebrate the voice of Spongebob Squarepants, Tom Kenny, who turns 54. Real-life physician turned comedic actor, Ken Jeong of The Hangover, turns 47. The Cheechier half of Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin, celebrates his seventieth birthday today. Acclaimed writer and director, Cameron Crowe, turns 59. And let’s not forget Didi Conn of Greases 1 and 2. Didi turns 65 today.
If today is your birthday, congratulations on sharing your big day with these notable names. Birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a big day today. Come back tomorrow for more celebrity birthdays.