It's a milestone year for stars born in 1960 — they're turning the big 6-0! Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at the celebrities who are saying goodbye to their 50s and welcoming their 60s in 2020, starting with this knighted British star… On Dec. 10, director and Emmy- and BAFTA-winning actor Kenneth Branagh, a five-time Oscar nominee, said goodbye to his 50s. Keep reading to see who else was born six decades ago…
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Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore turned 60 on Dec. 3. "It's a privilege to age," she told InStyle in 2017.
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On Sept. 10, Oscar winner Colin Firth said goodbye to his 50s! His estranged wife, Livia Firth, wished him a happy birthday on Instagram by sharing a silly shot of the English actor on the set of 2014's "Kingsman: The Secret Service." Wrote the Italian film producer, "60th and not feeling it. Happy birthday to the best partner in crime ever (for the last 25 years and counting)."
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"Splash" mermaid, "Kill Bill" villainess and environmental activist Daryl Hannah — who in 2018 married rocker Neil Young — turned 60 on Dec. 3.
Like his "Bridget Jones's Diary" co-star Colin Firth, Hugh Grant also got a special shoutout on social media from an ex when he turned 60 in 2020. "Happy 60th Birthday to the glorious Hugh Grant – a magnificent addition to the human race- even though he looks like a monkey. [Love] you forever," Elizabeth Hurley captioned a hilarious clip of the English actor dancing in 2003's "Love Actually." She and Hugh — who turned 60 on Sept. 9 — famously dated for more than a decade.
Oh, baby, baby! Singer-songwriter Amy Grant turned the big 6-0 on Nov. 25.
May 10 was a beautiful day for U2 frontman Bono: The Irish musician turned 60. "I am grateful to just have got here," he said on an Irish radio show a few days before his birthday. "I am really grateful to the people who got me to where I am, to the band, my mates and the country who gave U2 a great life who allowed us to be useful in this time." He also said that he was "feeling pretty meditative and thankful with life."
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alum and "Vanderpump Rules" namesake Lisa Vanderpump turned 60 on Sept. 15! Lisa lamented that her big birthday took place during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's such a shame because I won't be able to celebrate the way I want to — I'm very much a physical person, I want to hug people," she told "Access" in August. "I think we'll go for a big bash maybe as soon as this is over… or I'd just like to stay 59 forever, really, and pretend this year didn't happen!" How she ended up celebrating? With two gorgeous confections! The Bravo reality star took to Instagram to share a video of herself in a stunning princess-inspired ballgown as she blew out candles on her cakes. "A magical birthday with family and my quarantine besties," she wrote.
Emmy-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" host, mentor and producer RuPaul celebrated his 60th birthday on Nov. 17.
"Good Morning America" anchor and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Robin Roberts celebrated her milestone 60th birthday on Nov. 23.
On Aug. 10 — the same day he turned 60 — Antonio Banderas revealed he was recovering from the coronavirus. "I will take advantage of this isolation [during quarantine] to read, write and rest, and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years, to which I arrive loaded with desire and hope," he wrote on Twitter.
Nobody puts Baby in the corner! "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey celebrated her 60th birthday on March 26.
One of our favorite comedians, Kathy Griffin, turned 60 on Nov. 4!
On Aug. 7, "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny celebrated the big 6-0!
Sean Penn turned 60 on Aug. 17. "I've always thought of myself as a natural-born 77-year-old, so I've got 17 years before I'm going to feel like me," he reportedly told the Mirror of his big birthday. "I'll finally get 60 done so I can get on to 61, 62 and onwards to 77 … When people ask that question on psychological profiles — 'What age do you see yourself most comfortably?' — for me, I don't know why, but it's always 77."
"The Devil Wears Prada" actor Stanley Tucci turned 60 on Nov. 11.
Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme turned 60 on Oct. 18. He celebrated by using his celebrity to save the life of a tiny Chihuahua puppy.
"One Day at a Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli blew out 60 candles on April 23. "I woke up this morning filled with so much gratitude (and a little in shock) thinking, 'Where did all the time go…?'" she wrote on Instagram on her big day. She then gave a special shoutout to "four non-profit organizations that are on the front lines of this pandemic serving communities every single day." Wrote the birthday girl, "In mindful celebration of my big 60th, I will donate $60,000.00 to them."
"Scandal" alum Tony Goldwyn hit 60 on May 20. He celebrated by hosting a "Scandal" watch party on Twitter!
Emmy-winning "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story" star Courtney B. Vance celebrated turning the big 6-0 on March 12. His wife, Angela Bassett, turned 60 back in 2018!
"This Is Us" and "Weeds" actress Elizabeth Perkins turned the big 6-0 on Nov. 18.
Television personality and health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz celebrated his 60th birthday on June 11. "Today is my 60th birthday. I hadn't planned on making a big deal of the milestone, given the tumultuous state of our world, but [my wife Lisa Oz] and our dear friend ['Good Day New York' co-host Rosanna Scotto] conspired to surprise me with a [Buddy Valastro] cake that made me realize something important. Spouses, partners, good friends, close colleagues — they all make up the safety net that keeps each of us from falling in difficult times. Humans are incredibly resilient, as long as we bond together. What does that mean for you and me? Lean on the people in your life. They're there for you, on milestone days and regular old Thursdays. I'm lucky to have the support of a fabulous partner in Lisa, my wonderful children and grandchildren, and many good friends. Thank you to everyone who made this birthday cake surprise happen: to Rosanna and Lisa for conspiring on a cake that changed my mind, to Buddy for creating this masterpiece, and to all those who have supported me along the way over my 60 years. I've learned a lot from each of you, and I look forward to learning even more in the years ahead," he captioned a photo of himself (and his cake!) on Instagram.
Tilda Swinton turned 60 on Nov. 5.
Five-time BAFTA Award nominee Kristen Scott Thomas left her 50s behind on May 24. She reflected on turning 60 during an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, noting, "You look back at pictures of yourself and you think, 'What on earth was I worrying about?' Youth has its own beauty, but then so does age — it's just less fashionable, less celebrated. … We don't celebrate maturity, we don't celebrate wisdom. There is an appetite for discovery, and not much reflection on what you have accumulated along the way."
Former teen heartthrob Scott Baio turned 60 on Sept. 22. He wrote on Instagram that his wife surprised him "with a small 60th birthday party with my closest friends." He also shared a photo of himself posing with his birthday cake, which he captioned, "This is 60."
"Everybody Loves Raymond" alum Brad Garrett turned 60 on April 14.
Actor James Spader celebrated his 60th birthday on Feb. 7.
Former "The Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider celebrated his 60th birthday on April 8. Sadly, he was forced to cancel his annual charity birthday bash amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Comedy star Damon Wayans turned 60 on Sept. 4.
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" alum BD Wong turned 60 on Oct. 24. "This is my 60 and I'm stickin with it cause I ain't got no choice!" he captioned a shirtless snap.
Author and life coach Tony Robbins turned 60 on Feb. 29. He celebrated by hosting a benefit concert that reportedly raised $18 million for charity.
Richard Linklater, the talented filmmaker who brought us "Boyhood" and the "Before" trilogy, celebrated his 60th birthday on July 30.