I’m a big fan of North Dakota native Josh Duhamel, a gifted actor who always creates a real character even when the script does not give him much to work with. Celebrate his birthday today with a look at Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, where he plays a superficial movie star who dimly but genuinely comes to appreciate the innocent goodness of his biggest fan. Or try Ramona and Beezus, where he joins his “Tad Hamilton” co-star Ginnifer Goodwin as the neighbor who re-kindles a romance with the girls’ aunt. Or the first Transformers, where he plays a dashing military hero. If you find yourself in Minot, ND, you can visit his restaurant, 10 North Main. Here’s wishing Josh a wonderful day and year — and “Happy Birthday,” sung by his wife!