Kurt Russell Celebrates His 71st Birthday

Some celebrities are so familiar and beloved that even though we don't know them, they end up feeling like some of our closest friends — at least they do when it comes time for us to celebrate their birthdays, especially if they're celebrating a milestone one like Kurt Russell is today!

Kurt Russell is an iconic actor.

From his classics like Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From New York, and The Thing to his modern hits like The Christmas Chronicles series and Guardians Of The Galaxy, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who WASN'T a fan of at least one role Kurt's had!

Kurt was born on March 17th, 1951.

That means that this year, he's celebrating his 71st birthday!

Not only is that a pretty impressive milestone birthday, it's also impressive that he manages to be just as rugged and hunky at 71 as he was at the beginning of his career!

Happy birthday, Kurt!

Fans are sharing birthday tributes to the star all over social media today, and we don't blame them!

What's your favorite Kurt Russell film? I loved him in Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, but I'll always have a soft spot for The Thing. Let us know yours in the comments below!