I don’t know what astrologers will make of it, but 65 years ago today, a German infant in Dusseldorf and a relatively poor not-black child in Waco, were born.

One became one of the most influential and popular serious film makers of his time. Here’s a moment from probably my second favorite film of my least favorite movie decade, “Wings of Desire” starring Bruno Ganz as an angel who envies us mortals.

Today’s other birthday boy became a rather talented comedian, writer, and actor and a bit underrated at all of it.

A confession: I’ve never seen “The Jerk.” Another one for the Netflix queue.