William Shatner Turns 91 Years Old – Fans Wish Him Happy Birthday
William Shatner is celebrating his 91st birthday today, and tributes are pouring in from his fans everywhere.
Legendary star William Shatner of “Star Trek” fame is celebrating his 91st birthday today, and tributes to him are already pouring in on his special day!
Happy 91st birthday to the legendary William Shatner! pic.twitter.com/g30Mw3eQWk
— Beyond the Box Office 🎬🍿 (@BoxOfficeBeyond) March 22, 2022
Shatner’s Birthday Tribute
Shatner’s fans let it be known that they want him to have the happiest of birthdays.
91 years ago in Montreal, WILLIAM SHATNER was born — how are YOU celebrating? He starred in my favourite Twilight Zone episode: Nick of Time. Watch it today! pic.twitter.com/x2uKf1aEDO
— Darrell Epp (@DarrellEpp) March 22, 2022
22 March 1931. Leading actor, William Shatner, was born in Montreal, Canada. He became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV series, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1969. pic.twitter.com/AGdkucV32r
— Prof Frank McDonough (@FXMC1957) March 22, 2022
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Happy 91st Birthday, William Shatner! https://t.co/MD3bB7j5up via @nypost
— Chris 🇺🇸 (@Chris_1791) March 22, 2022
Happy birthday to William Shatner. In his 7 decades of tv, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. #80s #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/HtX9zyGvUH
— LandOfThe80s (@landofthe80s) March 22, 2022
Happy 91st Birthday to the Legend that is William Shatner, born 22nd March, 1931. Seen here with James Spader in 'Boston Legal'. pic.twitter.com/QPxnfmmNK7
— Joe McCartney 🌻 (@joemccjoe) March 22, 2022
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Shatner Talks About Aging
When told by The Guardian, last year that he looked good for a 90 year old, Shatner replied, “Well, I don’t have any secret potions. It must be genetic. I ride a lot of horses and I’m into the bewilderment of the world, so I open my heart and head into the curiosity of how things work.”
“I’m a competitive rider in an equine skill called reining,” he added at the time. “I don’t know if you know it, but it’s very athletic and cowboyish.”
When asked if he would like to have known at 20 what he knows now in his 90s, Shatner responded, “I’m glad I didn’t know because what you know at 90 is: take it easy, nothing matters in the end, what goes up must come down. If I’d known that at 20, I wouldn’t have done anything!”
I wonder what he would say about this rendition of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” from 1978. Perhaps a foreshadowing of his flight into space?!
Take a look, for a good laugh:
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‘Getting Older Is Terrifying’
In another interview last year, Shatner admitted that “getting older is terrifying.”
“It’s disgusting,” he told CBC Radio’s Q. “It’s a disgusting number. I mean, I don’t like 90. When I heard that 90 was coming up, I thought, ‘What the heck is that?’ I remember 90 way back when I was in Canada and I thought, ’90! People don’t live till 90.’ And here I am.”
“It’s a disgusting number… I don’t like 90!”
Wishing you a very happy 90th birthday anyway @WilliamShatner! 🎂 Hear our full conversation with the legendary Canadian actor on April 6. https://t.co/Wom3UULS5U pic.twitter.com/J98TDniUof
— q (@cbcradioq) March 22, 2021
While promoting his movie Senior Moment, Shatner admitted that he had a “senior moment” of his own when he forgot the name of the movie.
“That shaft of fear hits you,” he explained. “Like, wait a minute, I don’t know where I’m going. I’m totally lost. I totally don’t know where I’m going and what I’m doing. I had that for a moment — a split second.”
Check out that full interview below.
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Shatner’s Fear Of Death
Shatner also admitted that he is still afraid of death, even in his 90s.
“A scary day is dying,” he said. “The mystery of loneliness now comes in. The mystery — what’s going to happen? That’s scary.”
To help keep death at bay for as long as possible, Shatner focuses on living a healthy lifestyle.
“I try to focus on the beauty of life, which is eggs, and the mountains, the horses, love, dogs, tea, [and the] taste of orange, which I just had,” he said. “The sensory and philosophical beauty of life, the connection that I know that all life has is something so profoundly moving that I think of it a lot.”
We would like to wish Shatner a very happy birthday, and we hope that he has many more to come!
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