Obama Gets Birthday Love From Hollywood: ‘It Is an Honor to Be in the World at the Same Time as You’

James Woods didn’t send well wishes, however

Last Updated: August 4, 2018 @ 12:24 PM

Celebrities are lining up to give Barack Obama the Marilyn Monroe treatment, wishing the 44th president a happy 57th birthday on Saturday.

#ObamaDay is in full swing on social media, with Hollywood jumping at the chance to salute the former commander in chief.

“Thank you, Barack Obama,” tweeted Ava DuVernay. “It is an honor to be in the world at the same time as you. Let alone the same room.”

Musician John Legend sent well wishes from Indonesia.

Ellen DeGeneres sent her well-wishes, then asked if he was busy. “We could use some help.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t use the hashtag, but gave a birthday shoutout to his “brother,” and included a picture of the two yucking it up at lunch last week.

Actor Omar Epps spared no compliments in his tweet, complimenting the former president’s “intellect, grace, empathy, eloquence, humor, motivation, humility, kindness, and the list goes on…”

Several other celebs sent Obama a birthday message as well, including Common and Laverne Cox.

Alyssa Milano coupled her birthday wishes with a link to an organization looking to upend the NRA.

In the flip side, James Woods, one of the entertainment industry’s most vocal conservatives, shared a tweet skewering Obama for his Nobel Prize.