Happy Birthday to Dave Grohl, Jason Bateman and Carl Weathers: Here's why they're all awesome 4 years ago

Happy Birthday to Dave Grohl, Jason Bateman and Carl Weathers: Here's why they're all awesome

Three of JOE's heroes but for very different reasons...

What a brilliant day January 14 is because the stars have aligned and three JOE heroes all celebrate their name days.

We secretly hope that Foo Fighters singer and nicest man in the world Dave Grohl shares his birthday cake with Arrested Development's Jason Bateman and his co-star/Predator hero/golf coach/cult-icon Carl Weathers.

Here's five reasons apiece explaining why these men are cooler than the other side of the pillow...

Dave Grohl

1) He's playing in Ireland again this summer

The Foo Fighters are always a solid band to see live and we're already looking forward to seeing some of their incredible tunes being played at Slane this summer.

2) He can even shred on a kids drum-set

Here's an illustration of the reason why he played drums with Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Cage the Elephant. This is just class.

3) He helped rescue a kid at a Them Crooked Vultures gig

When the supergroup consisting of Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones were playing a gig in Blackpool, Grohl left his drum kit to help a young child that was trapped in amongst the rest of the gig-goers.

4) His keynote speech at South by Southwest

This is a long speech but it's definitely worth watching for fans of the talented musician because he discusses his passion for music, career highs and lows and dispenses some truly inspirational words for anyone looking to pursue their passion.

5) Despite his fame, he still watches concerts from the mosh-pit amongst normal fans

Take a look as he watches the incredible Soundgarden whilst being surrounded by thousands of normal gig-goers in the mosh-pit. No VIP, champagne or prawn cocktail treatment for the multiple Grammy-winning star.

Jason Bateman

1) He was in Teen Wolf Two

Michael J Fox was always going to leave some pretty hairy feet to fill but Bateman gave it a decent try before being ushered off to St Clabbert's to be treated for that 'hairy hands' thing.

It definitely belongs in the 'so bad it's good' category.

2) He was the greatest commentator of all-time in Dodgeball

Some of these quotes are priceless...

Cotton McKnight: I'm being told that Average Joe's does not have enough players and will be forfeiting the championship match.
Pepper Brooks: It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for 'em.

Cotton McKnight: In 23 years of broadcasting I thought I'd seen it all, folks. But it looks like Peter La Fleur has actually blindfolded himself.
Pepper Brooks: He will not be able to see very well, Cotton.

Cotton McKnight: Looks like it's gonna be a two-on-one, a menage a trois of pain.
Pepper Brooks: Usually you pay double for that kind of action, Cotton.

Pepper Brooks: [Average Joe's team comes out in S & M gear] I feel like I'm watching a Cher video.

Cotton McKnight: Average Joe's has a tough job, facing the Lumberjacks. These woodsmen probably haven't even smelled a woman in eight months.
Pepper Brooks: They must masturbate a lot, Cotton.

3) He was the best thing in Smoking Aces

Despite only being in the film for about two minutes, he's one of the few things that we remember from this absolutely loopers action film.

4) He plays the lead in one of the best TV comedies of all-time

Arrested Development is just superb and Bateman's role as Michael Bluth is the glue that holds the whole ensemble cast together. His pragmatic, sarcastic and droll performance is pitch perfect, especially when he's in any scene with Gob, Tobias and Buster.

5) Arrested Development really is amazing

Did we say this already?

Carl Weathers

1) He was in Predator.

It's the greatest film that was ever made and he tried to boss and out-muscle Arnie.

2) He had the manliest death of all-time

To paraphrase a quote from the film, "he did have time to bleed".

3) He's Apollo Creed for God's sake!

The undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is brash, cocky but pure box-office entertainment. How else can you explain his rather awesome nicknames: 'The Master of Disaster', 'The King of Sting', 'The Dancing Destroyer' and 'The Prince of Punch'.

His relationship with Rocky started out on a sour note before their two epic fights completely changed their dynamic. A mutual respect between the two men developed into a full on bromance. We still cry watching that fight with Ivan Drago and Rocky holding him in his arms. Sob.

Best intro ever though.

4) He was the greatest coach that ever lived

A more inspirational coach than Alex Ferguson, Brian Cody and Jose Mourinho combined. He's the only golfer that managed to survive an alligator biting his hand off before exacting his revenge by tearing 'one of that bastard's eyes out'.

He also had the vision to convince a hockey player 'to give that shit up and concentrate on golf'.

That being said, it does seem like he can't handle being the second best-looking person in the room.

5)  He isn't afraid to make fun of himself

His performance as a broke, food-obsessed and shameless version of himself in Arrested Development is one of the best things on the show.