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Tim Robbins gets his star on Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'

Text by AFP

Latest update : 2008-12-10

US actor Tim Robbins inaugurated his star on the well-known "Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles on Friday. Winner of an Oscar in 2004 for the best supporting role in "Mystic River", he is now the 2,371st celebrity on the "Walk of Fame".

Oscar-winner Tim Robbins became the 2,371st celebrity to be immortalized on the "Walk of Fame" here Friday, the star-studded stretch of sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard.

Robbins, 49, received the star in front of well-wishers that included longtime partner Susan Sarandon and actor Jack Black in a ceremony that coincided with the release of his latest film "City of Ember."

"I'm really honored to get this," Robbins told onlookers at the Kodak Theater. As a teenager newly arrived in Hollywood, Robbins said he had often stubbed out cigarettes on the stars set in the sidewalk.

"Now I'm honored that someone else will do that to me," he joked.

Robbins' star is next to that of Sarandon, his domestic partner of 20 years.

"As a director, a writer and an actor, Tim has received so many awards and attempted so many things and done them so beautifully," Sarandon said.

Robbins won a best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of a worker still haunted by his abduction as a youth in the 2003 film "Mystic River."

Other notable film roles have included a baseball pitcher in "Bull Durham," a studio executive in "The Player" and wrongly convicted prison inmate in "The Shawshank Redemption."

Date created : 2008-10-11

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