Jake Gyllenhaal is turning 30 on December 19, and instead of worrying about getting older, he's excited about seeing what the future holds.
He said: "I feel good about it. I'm excited. It's like the closing of a chapter of one part of my life and into another. It's kind of an honor to get to 30.
"I've finally realized I really enjoy being in my own skin. So it's given me the opportunity to realise what I like. You pass through all different stages."
Jake shot to fame after appearing in breakthrough movie Donnie Darko in 2001, and he's thrilled that he has a library of films that catalogue how he's changed in recent years.
He added to Total Film magazine: "I have different movies that are representations of those different times in my life, which is odd. That doesn't happen to many people, where they get to grow up in movies."
Jake also admits he's glad he hasn't let fame go to his head.
He said: "I don't think ignoring it is a bad thing. You've got to plug your ears up and tie yourself to the mast and beg the people you love not to untie you.
"But I don't think anyone is immune to the oddities of these types of things."