How Old Is George Clooney? And Other Stars Celebrating Birthdays in May

After April showers comes May flowers and a whole lot of celebrity birthdays. The list of stars born in May reads like a who’s who in Hollywood. From A-list actors like George Clooney to iconic musicians like Stevie Wonder, here are some of the famous faces celebrating a birthday this month and how many candles Clooney will be blowing out.

George Clooney smiling in a tuxedo at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute
George Clooney smiling in a tuxedo at the American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Turner

George Clooney’s age

Clooney is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world. His acting career started on the small screen and he became a household name playing Dr. Doug Ross on the drama ER. Following his exit from the show, Clooney began appearing in blockbusters including Ocean’s Eleven, The Perfect Storm, and Gravity to name a few.

The actor is celebrating a birthday in May, so just how old is the star who was voted “Sexiest Man Alive” twice?

Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. He joked about turning the big 6-0 ahead of his birthday in 2021. “As far as turning 60, listen, I’m not thrilled with it but it’s better than dead so I’ll take it,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I got two options. The older you get, the lower your bar gets.”

George Clooney dressed down on the set of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
George Clooney dressed down on the set of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ | Randy Holmes via Getty Images

Another legendary actor is celebrating a birthday this month

Another famed Hollywood actor and director who is celebrating a birthday in May is Clint Eastwood.

The Dirty Harry star was born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930. His family moved a few times when he was a child in order for his father to switch jobs and eventually settled in Piedmont, California.

After high school, Eastwood stated that he intended to attend Seattle University but was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was discharged in 1953 and when he returned home landed a screen test in L.A. He was cast in the films Revenge of the Creature and Francis in the Navy, and thus his acting career was born. Eastwood is also famous for his work behind the camera as well and performed double-duty starring in and directing a number of films including UnforgivenThe Bridges of Madison CountyMillion Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino.

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood holding two of his Academy Awards| Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Other celebrities who were born in May

Other big-name actors turning another year older in May include Jamie Dornan who was born on the 1st of the month, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on May 2, Henry Cavill on May 5, Robert Pattinson on May 13, Cate Blanchett on May 14, Pierce Brosnan on May 16, Tina Fey on May 18, Ian McKellen who shares a birthday with Octavia Spencer on May 25, Helena Bonham Carter on May 26,  Joseph Gordon-Levitt on May 27, and Colin Farrell on May 31.

As for musicians who may hear others singing “Happy Birthday” to them, they include Tim McGraw who was born on May 1, Adele on May 5, Enrique Iglesias on May 8, U2 frontman Bono on May 10, Stevie Wonder on May 13, Janet Jackson on May 16, Cher on May 20, Stevie Nicks who will be celebrating the same day as Lenny Kravitz on May 26, and Kylie Minogue whose big day is May 28.