The baby boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, sometimes gets a tough rap, especially from some of the younger generations. But many celebrities from the boomer generation are icons in their field and beloved by many. While it shouldn’t take thinking of a celebrity to make you rethink your attitude, legendary boomers we all love are some the best entertainers there ever were.
Tom Hanks is an actor loved by countless people and is considered one of the nicest celebrities in the business. His notoriety as an exceptional performer is matched by his reputation for being kind, funny, respectful, and friendly to everyone. Hanks is also a prime example of how to treat the generations before you, always showing the utmost respect towards boomers.
I can’t imagine anyone saying that dismissive phrase “Okay, boomer” towards Mark Hamill. How could you possibly do that to Luke Skywalker? But his role as the courageous Jedi in Star Wars isn’t his only claim to fame, nor notable trait. Hamill is another actor known for his kindness and appreciation towards fans. He’s even been known to respond to many on social media.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis has been a force to be reckoned with ever since her breakout role in Halloween. She’s enjoyed a steady and versatile career and has developed a reputation for being a pleasure to work with and a champion for others. She is funny, outspoken, passionate, and confident, yet remains humble and kind. And when she won her Oscar, I have no doubt many fellow boomers cheered.
Denzel Washington has a smile brighter than the stars and a career most actors could only hope for. He’s also one of Hollywood’s most well-liked and respected actors. Washington is known for his steadfast professionalism, intelligence, integrity, and wisdom. But it’s not all seriousness. He has a magnetic, charming aura that has always been appealing.
Not many celebrities are so revered and thought of as a source of genuine kindness, generosity, and wisdom, quite like Dolly Parton. It’s so widespread that the phrase “What Would Dolly do?” has been uttered by many and seen on t-shirts across America. Undoubtedly, it’s her childhood that taught her humility and gratitude. She’s a woman who can be adored for her musical talent, her charitable work, and her inspiring spirit.
George Clooney is an actor many adore and admire, thanks to his charisma and versatility. He’s known to be disarming, funny, and kind, which is apparent in every interview he gives. Clooney uses his voice for causes he cares about. He treats everyone with respect, especially while working, garnering him a reputation as one of the actors crews love working with the most.
When we think of the greatest and most beloved directors of all time, Steven Spielberg is almost always at the top of that list. His talent is unparalleled, and his filmography is genuinely spectacular. Spielberg is also known for being a kind person and patient director, having often worked with children. Notably, on her talk show, Drew Barrymore said he was the first to care about her. His reverence for the filmmaking process and cinema history is also to be admired. We need more directors like him.
Samuel L. Jackson
You can’t get much cooler than Samuel L. Jackson. Undeniably charismatic on and off screen, Jackson’s popularity cannot be denied. He’s among the few actors in several incredibly successful film franchises. He’s funny, entertaining, and completely authentic, and he knows how to stand out. Only Jackson could request a purple lightsaber from George Lucas and get what he wanted.
Kurt Russell is an actor boomers have grown up with because he’s been acting from a young age. Audiences fell in love with him in TV shows and Disney movies of the 1960s, and that love had only grown over the years. Russell is known for his fun personality, especially with longtime partner Goldie Hawn. He’s undoubtedly the legend boomers have loved the longest.
Sandra Bullock quickly rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films like Speed and While You Were Sleeping. Her “girl next door quality,” dry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and kind nature had always made her one of the most likable actresses in Hollywood. Bullock is also a great businesswoman, forming her own production company, Fortis Films, inspiring other women to reach for more. Almost anyone would love her as a friend.
The amiable Canadian actor could not be likable if he tried. Short’s career has been going strong since the early 1980s, and he is considered a comedic legend. He only continues to surprise and delight audiences with such projects as Only Murders in the Building. He is hilarious and always keen to make people laugh.
Valerie Bertinelli is an actress boomers have loved and followed through the years with a smile. From her early role on One Day At a Time to her recent turn on Hot in Cleveland, Bertinelli charms everyone with her sweet, unaffected personality. And thanks to her cooking show, we feel like we’re learning new recipes to attempt with an old friend.
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