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

Gene Hackman
Age: 82
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Oscar-winning performances in 'The French Connection' and 'Unforgiven,' starring in other notable films including 'Superman,' 'Hoosiers,' 'Mississippi Burning' and 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' and recently sustaining minor injuries when he was struck by a car while bicycling

Christian Bale
Age: 38
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films like 'Empire of the Sun,' 'American Psycho' and the most recent 'Batman' trilogy, his Academy Award-winning performance in 'The Fighter,' and a nasty verbal tirade against a crew member that was leaked onto the internet and went viral in 2009

Vanessa Redgrave
Age: 75
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Starring in more than 80 films, including 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Atonement,' being proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times," and being the only British actress ever to win the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards

Dick Cheney
Age: 71
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Serving as the 46th Vice President of the United States (under George W. Bush), a long history of heart problems, being called Darth Vader by his many detractors, and being the last person with whom you'd ever want to go hunting

Phil Collins
Age: 61
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the drummer and vocalist for Genesis, who were famous for song like 'That's All,' 'Land of Confusion' and 'Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,' and a long solo career including the hits 'In the Air Tonight,' 'Sussudio,' 'Against All Odds' and 'Another Day in Paradise'

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