By Anna Hecht
Updated Jan 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am

Happy birthday to the always handsome Patrick Dempsey. Today, the star, who is perhaps best known for his role playing neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (aka McDreamy) on the TV drama series Grey's Anatomy, is ringing in the big 5-0 today.

While turning 50 is often a major life change, Dempsey and his fans can count on one thing remaining the same: his drop-dead gorgeous looks. Since getting his footing in the acting world, Dempsey's career has included multiple starring roles in films, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Loverboy (1989), Enchanted (2007), Made of Honor (2008), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). In his infamous Grey's Anatomy TV role, Dempsey expertly acted his way through 11 seasons and, with each one, he continued to look better and better.

Today the actor is as handsome as ever. To see for yourself, click through his changing looks gallery, featuring photos of Dempsey as a budding actor in 1987 stretching all the way through to the present day. If you ask us, he's the best lookin' 50-year-old around. Congrats, Patrick!