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

Gene Wilder

Age: 79

Occupation: Actor, Writer and Activist

Known For: His many awesome collaborations with Mel Brooks like ‘The Producers’ and ‘Young Frankenstein,’ playing the title character in ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ several films with Richard Pryor including ‘Stir Crazy,’ and co-founding Gilda’s Club after his wife, legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, died of ovarian cancer

Shia LaBeouf

Age: 26

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Winning a Daytime Emmy Award for his role on the Disney Channel’s ‘Even Stevens,’ later starring in ‘Disturbia,’ ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,’ ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ and the ‘Transformers’ film franchise, previous relationships with Carey Mulligan and Megan Fox, and an affection for getting his drink on

Donnie Van Zant

Age: 60

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Co-founding and being the frontman for 38 Special, known for songs like ‘Hold on Loosely’ and ‘Caught Up in You,’ and being the brother of the late Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and current Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant

Hugh Laurie

Age: 53

Occupation: Actor, Singer and Musician

Known For: Playing Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist on ‘House,’ a role for which he earned the highest salary ever for an actor in a drama series ($700k/episode), and being a multi-intrumentalist who’s played or recorded with artists like Meat Loaf, Tom Jones and Dr. John

Joshua Jackson

Age: 34

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Playing Pacey on ‘Dawsons Creek’ and Peter Bishop on ‘Fringe,’ and appearing in movies like ‘The Mighty Ducks’ film series, ‘Cruel Intentions’ and ‘Scream 2′

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