40 Celebrities You Won't Believe Are Over 40

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On his birthday this year, Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin tweeted a message that rocked his followers who've been watching him since he was a child star: "Hey guys, wanna feel old? I'm 40. You're welcome." Culkin isn't the only famous face we somehow think of as ageless, whether that's because they first broke out in show business playing teenagers or just seem to be eternally youthful in real life. The following 40 celebrities are 40 or older, though it may be difficult to believe. And for stars who totally changed their appearance for their work, here are 14 Actors Who Looked Unrecognizable in Major Movies.

1

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin

Birthday: August 26, 1980

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2

Eminem

Eminem
Eminem

Birthday: October 17, 1972

3

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel

Birthday: January 17, 1980

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4

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Birthday: January 16, 1980

5

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul

Birthday: August 27, 1979

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6

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Birthday: October 5, 1975

7

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt

Birthday: February 21, 1979

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8

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai

Birthday: November 1, 1973

9

Kanye West

Kanye West
Kanye West

Birthday: June 8, 1977

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10

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa

Birthday: August 1, 1979

11

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama
Wilmer Valderrama

Birthday: January 30, 1980

12

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez

Birthday: July 12, 1978

13

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian

Birthday: April 18, 1979

14

Brandy

Brandy Norwood
Brandy Norwood

Birthday: February 11, 1979

15

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler

Birthday: July 1, 1977

16

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki

Birthday: November 30, 1977

17

John Krasinski

John Krasinski
John Krasinski

Birthday: October 20, 1979

18

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

Birthday: June 24, 1979

19

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart

Birthday: July 6, 1979

20

Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg

Birthday: August 18, 1978

21

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams

Birthday: November 17, 1978

22

Gerard Way

Gerard Way
Gerard Way

Birthday: April 9, 1977

23

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton

Birthday: February 27, 1980

24

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt

Birthday: June 21, 1979

25

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union

Birthday: October 29, 1972

26

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell

Birthday: July 18, 1980

27

Jaleel White

Jaleel White
Jaleel White

Birthday: November 27, 1976

28

Adam Levine

Adam Levine
Adam Levine

Birthday: March 18, 1979

29

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana

Birthday: June 19, 1978

30

Chris Pine

Chris Pine
Chris Pine

Birthday: August 26, 1980

31

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone

Birthday: October 4, 1976

32

Jason Earles

Jason Earles
Jason Earles

Birthday: April 26, 1977

33

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger

Birthday: June 29, 1978

34

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones
Rashida Jones

Birthday: February 25, 1976

35

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum

Birthday: April 26, 1980

36

John Legend

John Legend
John Legend

Birthday: December 28, 1978

37

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson

Birthday: July 10, 1980

38

André Holland

Andre Holland
Andre Holland

Birthday: December 28, 1979

39

P!nk

Pink
Pink

Birthday: September 8, 1979

40

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson

Birthday: June 11, 1978