50 and Thriving! Can You Believe These Gorgeous Stars Are AARP-Eligible?

These stars remind us that age is nothing but a number

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Jared Leto

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The House of Gucci star celebrated the big 5-0 on Dec. 26, ringing in the milestone birthday with a shirtless snap that put his glistening abs on display.

"Thx for all the bday wishes!" Leto wrote to his combined 14.4 million Twitter and Instagram followers. The actor appears to be going method once again, leaning into his character in the upcoming Marvel vampire movie Morbius.

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Jason Priestley

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The Beverly Hills, 90210 hunk will always live on in our hearts as Brandon Walsh, and thankfully he's back in the Fox BH90210 reboot to steal our hearts once again. The actor, who turned 50 on Aug. 28, 2019, is playing a dramatized version of himself, along with the rest of the original cast.

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Matthew Perry

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The Friends funnyman marked his milestone on Aug. 19, 2019, one year after suffering from a gastrointestinal perforation that left him bedridden for months. Though some outlets made note of his disheveled appearance in the months before his milestone birthday, the actor has never lost his sense of humor on Twitter, writing things like, "Of the Friends @LEGO_Group I think you can clearly see that Chandler is the most attractive," and "Dear 23 year olds, you all look great. Get off the treadmill," in the lead-up to his 50th. "On an unrelated note, I would very much like to look like Bradley Cooper. Thanks much," he wrote the day before his birthday.

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Sandra Bullock

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Bullock was PEOPLE's 2015 World's Most Beautiful Woman at age 50. Now 57, the stunning star previously said that growing older has been easy because "I'm doing it on my own terms."

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Jennifer Lopez

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Lopez has proved time and time again that she is definitely still Jenny from the Block. Don't believe us? Take one look at her abs. The singer celebrated her big milestone (and being far from over the hill) with a lavish "Jenny from the Block party" in July 2019.

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Naomi Watts

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It's hard to believe that Watts could possibly be in her fifth decade, but the actress told Jimmy Fallon that she celebrated her big birthday in September 2018 with a camel ride in Morocco.

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Nicole Kidman

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The 54-year-old Big Little Lies star uses a super affordable product to keep herself looking young.

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Paul Rudd

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We wouldn't be surprised if one day Rudd decided to reveal that he either drank from the fountain of youth or is a vampire. PEOPLE's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive turned 50 in April 2019, but looks the same as he did back when he filmed Clueless. The secret? Rudd told PEOPLE, "I'm 80 years old on the inside."

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Jennifer Aniston

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Aniston turned 50 on Feb. 11, 2019, and a few years beforehand, told Yahoo! Beauty she "understand[s] that age is kind of awesome. There is this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless," she said. "I think what I have been witness to, is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s**t into my face … They are trying to stop the clock, and all you can see is an insecure person who won't let themselves just age."

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Will Smith

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Welcome to the club, Will! Smith turned 50 on Sept. 25, 2018, and to prove that age is just a number, he bungee jumped over the Grand Canyon — via a livestream so fans could watch.

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Jamie Foxx

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51-year-old Foxx celebrated his milestone 50th birthday on Dec. 13, 2017, with then-girlfriend Katie Holmes by his side. Halfway through the night, the actor's daughters presented their dad with a custom birthday cake featuring a throwback picture of Foxx on the top and the words "Happy 25×2."

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John Stamos

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The Fuller House actor is the poster boy for ageless actors: at 58, he's still retained all of his uncle Jessie charms — and is a dad! Stamos' secret? We're not sure — but the actor once joked in a Late Night message to his younger self: "On your eighteenth birthday the Prince of Darkness, Satan, will offer you eternal youth in exchange for your soul. Little John, I'm telling you right now... you take that deal, son."

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Sharon Stone

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Stone's advice for retaining a youthful glow? Moisturizing! The 63-year-old star told PEOPLE that she's applied Avon cream day and night since she was young. Of aging in general, she told AARP, "I frankly think aging is a great thing, and we're lucky when we get to do it because, particularly in our generation, we've lost so many people to so many different things."

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Tom Cruise

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At 59, Cruise stays active to keep himself looking not a day over 30. According to Men's Health U.K., Cruise likes to sea-kayak, fence, jog, rock-climb and hike. Oh, not to mention "caving" — that's a thing!

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Keanu Reeves

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September birthday boy Reeves celebrated his big milestone in 2014 — but doesn't look much different than his Bill & Ted days.

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Julianne Moore

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The secret to 61-year-old Academy Award winner Moore's flawless skin is sun gear — seriously. Moore once told Allure that she wears "a long-sleeved rash guard and a pair of board shorts" on sunny-day outings. "It's not so sexy, but I keep myself covered," she shared.

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Denzel Washington

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The Magnificent Seven star is still an action hero onscreen in his mid-60s. Don't expect Washington to slow down: he most recently appeared in 2021's The Little Things. Time is not ticking for this headliner.

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Christie Brinkley

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Brinkley is a Timeless Beauty — seriously, she wrote the book on it! The mom of three, who turned 60 in 2014, shared "100 tips, secrets and shortcuts to looking great" in her 2015 book. Crucial to looking fab at any age? Brinkley says just enjoying the ride!

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Rob Lowe

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Lowe, 57, is happy to share his secret to eternal youth. The actor once told Conan O'Brien that works out "a lot" — one of many tricks. À la Paul Rudd, he joked, however, "I'm aging on the inside."

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Marisa Tomei

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Tomei, 57, thinks that Hollywood's growing up from its allegedly infamous ageist ways. She told The Daily Beast in 2014, "It's getting better... Our whole population's aging, too."

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Halle Berry

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Berry celebrated the big occasion in August 2016. On the special day, the actress posed in a stunning, see-through white lace number, writing on Instagram: "With open arms I welcome 50... I'm so blessed to be here!"

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Brad Pitt

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The Benjamin Button actor seems to be Benjamin Buttoning in real life: Pitt celebrated his 55th birthday on Dec. 18, 2018. Million Dollar Matchmaker star David Cruz put it best: "What ever potion, lotion or magic witch doctor Brad Pitt is using to look so young, I WANT IT."

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Angela Bassett

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The American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare star (well, at least through episode 5) celebrated her 60th (yes, you read that right!) birthday on Aug. 16, 2018.

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Blair Underwood

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Quantico's Underwood celebrated his 55th birthday in August 2019. "Whatever your idea of 50 and aging is is a whole different thing, it's a state of mind. It really is a state of mind," the hunky star told Madame Noire of his role as an AARP ambassador. "We're all aging... I try to just slow down the whole process."

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