Happy 79th Birthday Martin Sheen

The absolute legend that I had the great pleasure of meeting at Comic Con in London last Sunday has turned 79 today! Happy Birthday to Martin Sheen!

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32 Today . . .

I am getting increasingly sad about how big the number is getting. 32 today!!!!!!!!

So for my birthday post today I decided to take a look at who managed to win an Oscar at the age of 32!

Helen Hayes (The Sin of Madelyn Claudet)
Jane Wyman (Johnny Belinda)
Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story)
Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)
Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)
Van Heflin (Johnny Eager)

Directors
Norman Taurog (Skippy)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Something I found rather interesting when it came to putting this post together was that the majority of Oscar winners were a lot older particularly when it came to the male categories. Also in terms of the films above I have actually only watched one of them and it has to be one of my all time favourites*! Maybe I should make it a task to find and watch the rest of them over the next year.

Anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

*La La Land

Happy 93rd Birthday Mel Brooks

The comedy legend that is Mel Brooks turns an incredible 93 years old today. Did I ever mention that I was in the same theatre as him in Newcastle when Young Frankenstein the Musical made its UK Premiere? AND he came on stage? (The Day I Saw Mel Brooks)