At an age which would make him eligible for his bus pass in the UK, Michael Douglas looked in high spirits as he celebrated the milestone on September 25.
Making it a double cause for festivity his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones reached her big 4-0 on exactly the same day.
The lovely brunette is philosophical about the birthday, declaring recently: “I feel much younger than I am."
At the weekend the couple made a funky pair – him in a Hawaiian shirt and her in a sexy little black number – as they stepped out in New York for a dinner with friends.
They were joined by her parents Dai and Pat, who had flown in from Cardiff and Michael's dad Kirk, 93.
Friends Richard Gere and Danny De Vito were also thought to be among the guests.
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