Happy 50th birthday, John Stamos!

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John Stamos.

More people may be looking better than ever as they hit the milestone age of the big 5-0, but few can say they wear it as well as John Stamos.

Whether you came to love him through his early work as Blackie on "General Hospital," as Uncle Jesse on "Full House," or his current role on "Necessary Roughness," it's hard not to admire the way he has aged — not just gracefully, but admirably.

And just because he's now old enough to receive benefits from AARP doesn't mean Stamos is going to sit home and grow old. As his Twitter feed recently revealed, he hung out with former "Full House" co-star Bob Saget in a "pre-birthday weekend" get-together at the Outside Lands food and music festival in San Francisco.

But how did Stamos spend his "last few hours being 49"? With Mom. Who looks darned good, too.

On top of all of that, he supports good works: Stamos and others, including his "Full House" co-star Dave Coulier and "The Newsroom's" Olivia Munn have paired up with non-profit social change group DoSomething.org to celebrate Aug. 19 as "Stamos Day," creating a Twitter tag (#StamosDay) and calling attention to the organization's "Birthday Mail" campaign, which encourages people to send cards to homeless children. 

Happy birthday, Mr. Stamos!

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    Stars who never seem to age

    These famous faces may act, but they don't act their age. Take a look at then-and-now photos of celebrities who seem to have discovered the Fountain of Youth.

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    Lori Loughlin -

    Actress Lori Loughlin is one of many Hollywood actors who seems to have stopped the aging clock. That's her in 1995 at left, and in 2013, at age 48, at right.

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    Elijah Wood -

    Maybe it's Elijah Wood's Hobbit-powers that prevent him from aging. He's seen in 2001 at left and then in 2012, at age 31, at right.

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    Vanessa Williams -

    There she is, Miss Never Aging America. Vanessa Williams is seen in 1997 at left and then in 2012, at age 49, at right.

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    John Stamos -

    Like his "Full House" partner Lori Louglin, John Stamos has apparently sipped from the Fountain of Youth. That's him in 1993 at left, and in 2012, at age 49, at right.

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    Naomi Campbell -

    They're called supermodels for a reason. Naomi Campbell, shown in 1999 at left, still looks model-perfect in the 2013 photo at right, in which she's 43.

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    Angelina Jolie -

    She's a mom of six, and maybe chasing around after her brood is keeping her young. That's Angelina Jolie in 2000 at left, and then again in 2012, at age 37, at right. In 2013, Jolie revealed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of cancer after discovering she carried a gene that greatly increased her risk for the disease.

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    Stacey Dash -

    Actress Stacey Dash isn't "Clueless" about her looks. She's seen at left when she was on the "Clueless" television show, circa 1997, and again at right in 2010, at age 43.

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    Gillian Anderson -

    The truth is out there -- and it's that Agent Scully seems to be aging backwards. Gillian Anderson is seen in 2005 at left, and at right in 2013 at age 44.

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    Cindy Crawford -

    Cindy Crawford looks as young today as she did on her first magazine cover back in the 1980s. That's Crawford in 1989 on the left, and her virtually unchanged face again in 2013, at age 47.

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    Halle Berry -

    Halle Berry is an Oscar-winning actress, but she can't seem to act her age--she's seen in 1996 at left and looking awfully similar in 2013 at right at age 46.

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    Paul Rudd -

    Paul Rudd's a funny man, and he laughs at aging. Rudd is seen in 2000 in the photo at left, and again in 2009, at age 40, in the photo at right.

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    Jennifer Aniston -

    The famous "Friend" hasn't changed much from her Central Perk days. That's Jennifer Aniston in 1999 at left, and again in 2011 at right, at age 44.

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    Keanu Reeves -

    The star of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989) is still in excellent condition. On left, he arrives at the world premiere of “The Matrix” in March 1999; on right, he appears at the Television Critics Association tour in August 2013.

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