Quentin Tarantino has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre.
The Hollywood director was joined at the December 21 ceremony by the cast of his latest movie
Hateful Eight including Samuel L. Jackson.
“Wow, I guess I must have become a big shot,” he told the crowd, recalling the first few times he had walked the stretch of sidewalk that would bear his star.
Samuel L. Jackson, who was celebrating his 67th birthday, introduced Quentin Tarantino, recalling how they both used to walk the boulevard and marvel at the immortal stars honored there.
Quentin Tarantino said he was only 7-year-old when he was taken to see
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at the famous Chinese Theatre.
His 9th theatrical release,
The Hateful Eight, has already collected a Golden Globe nomination ahead of its Christmas release and December 31 expansion.
Quentin Tarantino appeared jubilant as he posed for photos and signed autographs, saying:
“I take it seriously that I am a member of this community, I am a member of this town.
“I’m happy to have my star on the Walk of Fame with all the other people who have done a wonderful job in this town.”
VIDEO Al Schmitt has become the latest entertainment figure to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
One of the most celebrated recording and mix engineers in the business, Al Schmitt has won 23 Grammys – more than anyone else in his field.
Barbra Streisand, Sam Cooke and Paul McCartney are just a few of the music stars with whom the music producer was worked over the course of a career that has spanned more than half a century.
Al Schmitt, 85, was joined by producer Don Was and musician Joe Walsh at the dedication ceremony on August 13, fittingly held outside the Los Angeles headquarters of Capitol Records.
Mariah Carey has become the latest star to appear on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The iconic musician released her first album in 1990 – and went on to achieve worldwide fame.
Mariah Carey’s addition to the celebrated sidewalk- the 2,556th overall – has been in the works since 2007 but was only recently finalized.
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“Her team wanted a date after [she] finished her sold-out Las Vegas residency,” says one Walk of Frame producer.
Mariah Carey is one of the most successful artists in music as she had 18 No. 1 hits, sold more than 200 million albums and won five Grammys. Joining her at Wednesday’s unveiling are directors Lee Daniels (who directed her in
Precious) and Brett Ratner as well music producer and record executive L.A. Reid and, of course, her kids.
Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is to be honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2013.
Helen Mirren is among 24 new inductees who will receive the pavement plaque.
Other film stars to receive the honor in 2013 include Ron Howard, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Hudson, James Franco and Viola Davis.
From the music world, recipients include Usher, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys.
There are also posthumous honors for Janis Joplin and Luther Vandross.
Glee star Jane Lynch, chat show host Ellen DeGeneres and The Mentalist’s Simon Baker are among the TV personalities to receive the plaque.
Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is to be honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2013
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce meets every June to select around 20 new inductees from hundreds of nominations.
Stars who accept the honor have to pay $30,000 in costs, fees and upkeep of the stars.
Some of the recipients took to Twitter to talk about their new accolades.
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter wrote:
“I feel like Lebron James and we just won the NBA title… finally!! We have been accepted for a star on the Hollywood walk of fame! Amazing.”
And Futurama star Katey Sagal said:
“Years ago I was doin’ The Walk of Shame. Look at me now.”
Full list of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame new nominees for 2013:
Movies: Rick Baker, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, James Franco, Ron Howard and Helen Mirren
Television: Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Katey Sagal and Matthew Perry
Music: The Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson, Jane’s Addiction, Janis Joplin, New Kids on the Block, Usher Raymond IV, Thalia and Luther Vandross
Live theatre: Olympia Dukakis and Penn & Teller
Radio: Steve Harvey and “Shot Gun” Tom Kelly