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Chris Hemsworth Finally Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Chris Hemsworth Finally Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Avengers star is one of a number of actors, directors and celebs to be given the prestigious honour this year.

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More than 30 celebs were named, including Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, 50 Cent and Spike Lee, who will all receive their own stars later this year.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Selection Committee confirmed the nominations yesterday (20 June).

In a statement, selection committee chair and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona said: "This year's choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognise the talents of 35 artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood. Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who've touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories."

The actor was named among a list of actors and celebs to have their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Credit: PA
The actor was named among a list of actors and celebs to have their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Credit: PA

But this isn't the first time the Thor actor will have had his name on the Los Angeles landmark.

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Earlier this year he and the rest of the Avengers team all had their handprints cemented along the famous walkway to celebrate their work on the incredibly successful Marvel saga.

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At the time, Hemsworth said it was a dream come true. Writing on social media, the 35-year-old said: "I remember many years ago carving my name into wet concrete on the sidewalk outside my grandma's place.

"Little did I know that years on those skills would come in handy! Honoured to share this moment with my Avenging mates on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."

Co-star Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk in the blockbuster series, wrote: "What an honour to have the legacy of @marvelstudios Avengers live on forever at @ChineseTheatres."

The Hollywood Walk of Fame stretches 15 blocks along Hollywood Boulevard and then another three blocks along Vine Street.

The star was awarded a place on the walkway earlier this year for his work on the Avengers saga. Credit: PA
The star was awarded a place on the walkway earlier this year for his work on the Avengers saga. Credit: PA

However, it's not a freebie, with nominees having to fork out a hefty $50,000 (£39,500) to the Hollywood Historic Trust charitable foundation for the creation, installation and maintenance of the star.

But it's not always guaranteed that stars will stay put forever. Last year US President Donald Trump famously had his star removed after the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce voted 'unanimously' to approve a resolution that urges it and the Los Angeles City Council to permanently remove the current president's star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the council discussed the star's removal at a meeting. The agenda read: "The City Council will consider adopting a resolution urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove President Donald J. Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state and country."

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Avengers, Interesting, US Entertainment, Marvel

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]