From Mouseketeer to boy-band breakout to Grammy-award winning star to actor to tech entrepreneur, Justin Timberlake has showcased his talent over various platforms throughout his career. To celebrate Justin Timberlake’s 32nd birthday today, we collected a list of 10 of our favorite things about one of pop culture’s best all-around entertainers.
1. Justin Timberlake loves to make music with Jimmy Fallon
With The Roots being able to perfectly play any song, Justin and Jimmy take advantage and entertain the audience as much as they entertain themselves. With three installments so far, the duo have led fans to anxiously expect a sequence like this each time Timberlake visits Late Night. Watch History of Rap Part 1 here
2. JT was adorable with Ryan Gosling during their Mickey Mouse Club days
Is there anything better than a video of both Timberlake and Gosling? As an added bonus, check out Timberlake’s stylish ‘90s jean overalls.
3. Timberlake frequently talks with fans on Twitter
With over 15 million Twitter followers, Timberlake will often randomly interact with fans sometimes using #AskJT to answer questions or to announce mysterious musical updates. Follow him @jtimberlake to keep up with all his shenanigans.
4. Timberlake loves sports and he proved it when hosting the 2008 ESPY Awards
Why hasn’t every award show asked this guy to host? An avid sports fan, Timberlake owned the stage during his monologue and sketches between awards. The song-and-dance man did what he does best in an ode to sports that included both a barber shop quartet and a gospel choir.
5. JT awesomely accepted Corporal Kelsey De Santis’s invitation to her Marine Corps Ball
When Corporal Kelsey De Santis asked Timberlake to be her date for the Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va., via Youtube, he eagerly accepted his fan’s invitation. “It was one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had,” Timberlake wrote on his blog. “Thank you for inviting me. And, thank you for being my hero.”
Watch the video of Corporal De Santis discussing the event on The Today Show here.