Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

George Lucas

Age: 68

Occupation: Writer, Producer and Director

Known For: Creating the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, endlessly tinkering with it to the great annoyance of fans, co-creating the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise along with Steven Spielberg, directing films like ‘American Graffiti,’ and being the founder, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm

Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 28

Occupation: Computer Programmer, Entrepreneur and Privacy-Invader

Known For: Co-creating the social networking site Facebook, later being sued for zillions amid accusations he’d stolen the idea from some Harvard classmates, getting the last laugh by having an estimated worth of about $17 billion, and often seeming to have the interpersonal skills of a turnip

David Byrne

Age: 60

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Co-founding and being the lead vocalist for the Talking Heads, known for songs like ‘Take Me to the River,’ ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Burning Down the House,’ composing music for films such as the Oscar-winning score for ‘The Last Emperor,’ founding the record label Luaka Bop, and his regular columns about bicycling in the New York Times

Fab Morvan

Age: 46

Occupation: Singer, Dancer and Disgraced Lip-Syncer

Known For: Being half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli, which had 1980s hits like ‘Girl You Know It’s True’ and ‘Blame It on the Rain’ before it was discovered they hadn’t sung a single note on any of their own records, later using what we assume was his own voice as a radio DJ, and later releasing the solo album ‘Love Revolution’ to warm critical acclaim

Cate Blanchett

Age: 43

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Her Oscar-winning role in ‘The Aviator,’ nominated work in ‘ Elizabeth,’ ‘Notes on a Scandal,’ ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ and ‘I’m Not There,’ other critically-acclaimed roles in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘Babel’ and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ and frequently being referred to as “the new Meryl Streep”

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