So I decided to check out some famous actors who were also born in 1968, and see how they’re bearing up.
First, here’s Daniel Craig, star of the James Bond films Casino Royale, Skyfall and that other one that was a bit dull. Still looking good, Daniel, and Bond was never intended to be a young man. I hope you can manage to pull off a few more films.
Next is Brendan Fraser, star of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. I’m afraid it looks like the Mummy’s curse may be starting to take effect on poor Brendan.
This is Guy Ritchie, director of crime and action films, such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Sherlock Holmes. It looks like being married to Madonna has taken its toll, and that’s surely no surprise to anyone.
Billy Boyd, best known for playing Pippin in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is looking very distinguished, but very much his age.
James Dreyfus has appeared in various TV and cinema productions, including Notting Hill, Casualty and Midsomer Murders. Not faring so well, James. Need to lose a few pounds I think.
Brian Cox, below, isn’t really an actor, but he does pop up on TV a lot. He’s really a Professor of particle physics and an ex-member of pop group D:Ream. Brian’s weathering remarkably well, don’t you think? Is it possible that he has secretly invented a time machine?
Finally, here’s Will Smith. He’s the multi-talented actor, producer, singer, and general over-achiever. And despite a hint of grey and a few lines, he’s looking just as good as ever. I’m sure that 47-year-old men everywhere will agree when I say, damn him!
And this is me. Not famous at all, but happily married with a wonderful family. Ex-scientist, moderately successful tech entrepreneur, reader of many books, author of little repute, part-time blogger, passable chef, failed gardener, amateur yogi. How well have I survived life’s hardships? I leave you to judge.