3, 2, 1 ... Happy Birthday! Celebrities Born on New Year's Eve and Day

These celebs have something extra-special to celebrate as the ball drops

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Sir Anthony Hopkins

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The Welsh star is still hard at work, even at 85, and is celebrating 45-plus years of sobriety, too.

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Gabby Douglas

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The Olympic champ is springing into her 27th year.

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Val Kilmer

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The actor turns 63 on Dec. 31, particularly poignant following his throat cancer diagnosis.

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Elin Nordegren

Elin Nordegren
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The Swedish-born model — Tiger Woods' ex-wife — turns 42 on Dec. 31.

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The South Korean singer can "Gangnam Style" right into his 45th birthday, Dec. 31.

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Paul Westerberg

Paul Westerberg of The Replacements
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The lead singer and guitarist of The Replacements turns 63 on Dec. 31.

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Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks
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The author of The Notebook and a handful of other romantic tomes was born on Dec. 31, 1965.

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Sir Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley
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This New Year's Eve, the esteemed British actor turns 79.

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Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick
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It's down to The Wire as the actor fêtes his 60th on New Year's Eve.

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Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth
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The theater standout should sing "Happy Birthday" to herself as she turns 64 on Dec. 31.

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Andrew Taggart

Musician Andrew Taggart
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Taggart, one-half of The Chainsmokers, "ain't ever getting older," though he actually is turning 33 on New Year's Eve.

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Andy Summers

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The Police won't be coming after Summers, who celebrates his 80th on 12/31.

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Frank Langella

Frank Langella
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On New Year's Day, the star of stage and screen will be 85.

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Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash

The hip-hop star, a.k.a. Joseph Saddler, was born on Jan. 1, 1958.

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