Happy Birthday!


Have you ever wondered who shared your birthday?  I was thinking about that today in fact.  It being my birthday and all.  Now being a twin, I share my birthday with my brother.  So I’m used to the concept.  But it’s always cool to see who else shares your same birthday.  I feel like there is a connection between me and them.  A bond that no one can break.  Who are my birthday buddies?  Here are a few of them.

February 18th Birthdays:

John Travolta


Who doesn’t know him?  When people ask me who I share my birthday with, I almost always respond with him.  Of course.  He’s a nice guy, that has done some great films.  Some of his best work is Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Urban Cowboy, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Wild Hogs, and so much more.  But my favorite thing about him is, he married Kelly Preston.  Wow!  It takes a real man to keep a woman like her happy for over 25 years.  In Hollywood no less.  Way to go Travolta!

John Hughes

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, producer John Hughes, on set, 1994. TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Few film directors can say they helped to define a generation.  John Hughes is one of them.  He made some of the best and most memorable films from the 80’s.  Who doesn’t remember Mr. Mom, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Home Alone, as well as many, many more.  He will be missed!

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald

She must have shared a few birthdays with one of her favorite writer/director’s, as her and John Hughes collaborated frequently.  Craft services could save a few pennies and make just one cake to cover both birthdays.  Some of her films are Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, The Pick-up Artist, and Betsy’s Wedding.   And she’s only two years older than me.

Matt Dillon


The only man on this list that I have actually met.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  He’s a very nice guy.  So, I’m happy to say that we share the same birthday.  He’s got quite the repertory as well with films such as: My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Flamingo Kid, There’s Something About Mary, Crash, as well as many others.  Way to go Matt.  Keep up the good work.  Make us February 18ther’s proud!

George Kennedy


What can be said for the great George Kennedy.  Mr. Disaster Movie Man himself (I made that up).  He’s simply awesome.  And he’s done some of the best films of all time: Spartacus, McHale’s Navy, In Harm’s Way, The Dirty Dozen, Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Earthquake, The Naked Gun, and so much more.  My birthday buddies are looking pretty good.  Not too shabby.  Thanks George for rounding us out.

Here are a few other birthday buddies worth mentioning: Milos Forman (director of One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus ), Cybill Shepherd (The Last Picture Show, Moonlighting), Jack Palance (City Slickers), Greta Scacchi (Presumed Innocent), and Dr. Dre (Rapper).

Happy Birthday!