Justin Timberlake at 30: From Teen Dream to Leading Man

See how the birthday boy (Jan. 31) ditched the curls to become a singing, acting, designing phenomenon


Although Timberlake's first foray into feature films, 2004's Edison, went straight-to-DVD, he earns critical acclaim for 2006's Alpha Dog, in which he plays a conflicted kidnapper. "I do find that people are surprised [that I can act]," he says. Timberlake later lands roles in Black Snake Moan and Southland Tales.