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

Mel Brooks

Age: 86

Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Composer and Entertainment Swiss Army Knife

Known For: Creating iconic film farces and comedies such as ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘History of the World: Part I’ and ‘Spaceballs’ as well as both the film and stage versions of ‘The Producers,’ a 40-year marriage to the late Anne Bancroft, and being one of the rare entertainers who’s won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony

John Cusack

Age: 46

Occupation: Actor and Screenwriter

Known For: His star-making turn as the charming, boombox-hoisting Lloyd Dobler in ‘Say Anything…,’ as well as roles in more than 50 other films including ‘Grosse Point Blank,’ ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Con Air,’ ‘Being John Malkovich’ and ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’

Kathy Bates

Age: 64

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Winning an Oscar for playing the creepiest fan ever in ‘Misery,’ being nominated for her role in ‘About Schmidt,’ appearing in other films like ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ and ‘Titanic,’ and portraying Harriet Korn on the TV show ‘Harry’s Law’

Mary Stuart Masterson

Age: 46

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Film roles in ‘At Close Range,’ ‘Some Kind of Wonderful,’ ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ and ‘Benny & Joon,’ guest-starring stints on shows like ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ and her Tony-nominated stage work

Kellie Pickler

Age: 26

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Finishing in 6th place on season 5 of ‘American Idol,’ her lovably ditzy persona, and her success on the country music charts with singles such as ‘Red High Heels,’ ‘Best Days of Your Life’ and ‘Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You’

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