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Club 1978 – The Celebs Turning 40 This Year

The sun has once again completed its rotation of the moon which means one thing, and one thing only – it’s time to get a new calendar.

Alright, well, that’s not the only thing it means, but you should definitely think about updating your calendar. It’s a whole new year, one rife with possibilities. You could find love online with over 40 dating, start a new job, move country or even discover a new passion! Being over 40 means having absolute freedom to do what you want to do, and this year, more celebrities than ever will enjoy that freedom.

So, which celebs are turning 40 this year? You might be surprised, here are a few of the biggest names!

Rachel McAdams

Gorgeous Canadian Rachel McAdams might not look a day over 30, but come November 17th, she’ll be 40 years old. I know, we can’t believe it either! Star of films like Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, Doctor Strange and Mean Girls, Rachel has enjoyed a career that’s been on a remarkable upward trajectory for decades, and it shows no signs of stopping here.

James Franco

Something of a polymath in his latter-day career, James Franco has gone from sex symbol to legitimate Hollywood movie maker; writing, directing, producing and acting in a huge variety of projects for both big and small screens, alongside the stage. You might have seen him in 127 Hours, Spider-Man, The Deuce, Milk or any other of his astonishing 147 acting credits to date.

Maturing like a fine wine, April 19th will see him turn 40, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him still going 40 years from now.

Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise might be best remembered for screaming about his love for her on Oprah, but Katie Holmes has never needed the publicity. Star of Batman Begins, Dawson’s Creek, Phone Booth and more, Katie has carved out a career for herself in the often-tough world of Hollywood thanks to her evident star power.

She’ll be turning 40 on the 18th of December, so as you’re gearing up for Christmas, remember to raise a glass to Katie!

January Jones

Model, actress, icon. January Jones was one written off as little more than a pretty face, but powerful, complex performances in the likes of Mad Men, The Last Man on Earth and more have revealed her to be an astonishing on-screen talent too.

Turning 40 on the 5th of January, it’s no surprise where Mrs. Jones got her first name from, but what will 2018 bring for her? Only time will tell, but we’d bet on it being a brilliant one for her.


Credited with discovering Justin Bieber and with his own storied musical career behind him, Usher is a true star. More recently, he’s branched out into screen work, starring in the likes of Fast & Furious 6, The Faculty and Killers, alongside another man turning 40 this year – Ashton Kutcher!

Life has been pretty amazing to Usher whose hard work had paid off in dividends, and with him turning 40 on the 14th of October, we’d like to wish him the very best.

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