I Was Genuinely Surprised To See These 56 People Are 50, Almost 50, Or Well Into Their 50s

I Was Genuinely Surprised To See These 56 People Are 50, Almost 50, Or Well Into Their 50s

1.Eminem is 50

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Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Kevin Winter / Getty Images

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Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here she is a the beginning of her career:

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Brian Zak / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

3.Mark Hoppus is 50

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Leon Bennett / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Blink-182

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Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

Closeup of Geri Halliwell

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Rodin Eckenroth / The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Nbc / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

6.Kevin Richardson from the Backstreet Boys is 51

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And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Picture Alliance / picture alliance via Getty Images

7.Howie D. is the next oldest Backstreet member at 50

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And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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L. Busacca / WireImage / Getty Images

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And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

9.Gabrielle Union is 50

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Monica Schipper / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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J. Vespa / WireImage / Getty Images

10.Alfonso Ribeiro is 52

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James Clark / ABC via Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Nbc / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

11.Juliette Lewis is 50

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Nbc / Weiss Eubanks / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Kurt Krieger – Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

12.Lil Jon is 52

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Gregg Deguire / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Stephen Lovekin / FilmMagic / Getty Images

13.Johnny Knoxville is 52

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Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

14.Jim Parsons is 50

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Bruce Glikas / Bruce Glikas / WireImage

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Cbs Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images

15.Snoop Dogg is 51

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Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images for E11EVEN

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Raymond Boyd / Getty Images

16.Jenny McCarthy is 50

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Jose Perez / GC Images / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

17.Mario Lopez turns 50 next month

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Robin L Marshall / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Nbc / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

18.Marlon Wayans is 51

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Stefanie Keenan / WireImage / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Inc / Getty Images

19.Billie Joe Armstrong is 51

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Tim Mosenfelder / WireImage / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Robert Knight Archive / Redferns / Getty Images

20.Adam Scott is 50

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Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Kurt Krieger – Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

21.Ben Affleck is 51

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Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Ron Davis / Getty Images

22.Shaq is 51

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Kimberly White / Getty Images for TechCrunch

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Closeup of Shaq

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23.Kate Beckinsale is 50

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Dominik Bindl / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Keith Hamshere / Getty Images

24.Cameron Diaz is 51

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Ricky Vigil M / GC Images / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Eric Robert / Sygma via Getty Images

25.Dwayne Johnson is 51

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Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Dwayne Johnson

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26.Neil Patrick Harris is 50

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Matt Miller / ABC via Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Nancy R. Schiff / Getty Images

27.Brendan Fraser is 53

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Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Brendan Fraser

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28.Neve Campbell turns 50 next week

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Sonia Recchia / WireImage / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Ron Davis / Getty Images

29.Jack McBrayer is 50

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Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Patrick Mcmullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

30.Nick Lachey is 49

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Roy Rochlin / Getty Images for Netflix

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Tim Roney / Getty Images

31.Pharrell Williams is 49

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Edward Berthelot / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Christina Radish / Redferns / Getty Images

32.Carmen Electra is 51

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Axelle / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

33.Winona Ryder is 51

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Roy Rochlin / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

Winona Ryder

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34.Jay-Z is 53

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Roc Nation

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Al Pereira / Getty Images

35.Ricky Martin is 51

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Starlite / Redferns / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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36.Omar Epps is 50

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Bravo / Charles Sykes/Bravo via Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Nbc / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

37.Idris Elba is 51

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Dave Benett / Dave Benett / Getty Images for Apple TV+

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Idris Elba

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38.Lil Kim is 49

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Kaitlyn Morris / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

Closeup of Lil Kim

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39.Lucy Liu is 54

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Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

Closeup of Lucy Liu

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40.Elizabeth Berkley is 51

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Fox / FOX Image Collection via Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

Closeup of Elizabeth Berkley

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41.Chilli from TLC is 52

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Ethan Miller / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Al Pereira / Getty Images

42.Tori Spelling is 50

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Andrew J Cunningham / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of his career:

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Gregory Bojorquez / Getty Images

43.Rob Thomas is 51

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Jeremychanphotography / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Inc / Getty Images

44.James Marsden is 50

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Paul Morigi / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Christopher Polk / FilmMagic / Getty Images

45.Carson Daly is 50

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Nbc / Nathan Congleton / NBC via Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Inc / Getty Images

46.Brian Austin Green is 50

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Kevin Winter / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of her career:

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Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

47.Sean Paul is 50

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Astrida Valigorsky / WireImage / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Closeup of Sean Paul

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48.Gwyneth Paltrow is 50

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Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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49.Monica Lewinsky is 50

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Karwai Tang / WireImage / Getty Images

And here she at the beginning of her career:

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Dod / Getty Images

50.Gwen Stefani is 53

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GC Images / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

Gwen Stefani at the beach

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51.Tony Hawk is 55

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Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Marcel Noecker / Sygma via Getty Images

52.Maya Rudolph is 51

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Randy Shropshire / Deadline via Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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Nbc / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

53.Busta Rhymes is 51

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Global Citizen

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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David Corio / Getty Images

54.Jennifer Lopez is 54

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Dave Benett / Jed Cullen/Dave Benett / Getty Images

And here she is at the beginning of her career:

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David Lefranc / Sygma via Getty Images

55.Paul Rudd is 54

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Kyle Rivas / Getty Images

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

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Cbs Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images

56.And last but not least, Keanu Reeves is 59

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Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images for ABA

And here he is at the beginning of his career:

Keanu Reeves

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