Actor Ryan Reynolds gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds' daughter James (front) holds up a microphone during his star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Dec 15, 2016.
Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds' daughter James (front) holds up a microphone during his star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Dec 15, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
Actor Ryan Reynolds touches his star during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Hollywood, California on Dec 15, 2016.
Actor Ryan Reynolds touches his star during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Hollywood, California on Dec 15, 2016.PHOTO: AFP
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pose with their daughters on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 15, 2016.
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pose with their daughters on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
(In clockwise direction)  Rhett Reese, Anna Faris, Paul Wernick, Fariba Kalantari, Ryan Reynolds and Leron Gubler attend the ceremony honouring actor Ryan Reynolds with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Dec 15, 2016.
(In clockwise direction) Rhett Reese, Anna Faris, Paul Wernick, Fariba Kalantari, Ryan Reynolds and Leron Gubler attend the ceremony honouring actor Ryan Reynolds with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Dec 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris attend a ceremony honoring Ryan Reynolds with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fames on Dec 15, 2016.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris attend a ceremony honoring Ryan Reynolds with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fames on Dec 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Los Angeles (AFP) - Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday (Dec 15), saying the honour was beyond anything he could have ever imagined.

The 40-year-old, accompanied by his wife, American actress Blake Lively, and their two young daughters, recalled visiting Hollywood with one of his brothers 15 years ago and being in awe of all the legends immortalised along the iconic avenue.

"For me to have my name among them is beyond anything I could ever imagine," said Reynolds, who was nominated earlier this week for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Deadpool. Joining him at the ceremony were Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the screenplay for Deadpool and heaped praise on the actor, describing him as "the greatest, goodest guy we know".

"Kind doesn't describe Ryan, it defines him," Reese said. He recalled an episode during the shoot of Deadpool in Vancouver, British Colombia, when Reynolds made the wish of a cancer-stricken girl who dreamed of meeting the Deadpool character come true and even shot a scene just for her.

Wernick quipped that Reynolds would forever be remembered on the famous Hollywood avenue unless his star met the same fate as that of President-elect Donald Trump, which was recently defaced by an angry opponent.

"They say diamonds are forever. Well our good friend, so is cement, unless of course you run for president and someone attacks your star with a sledgehammer," Wernick said. "But you can't because you're Canadian."

A native of Vancouver, Reynolds began his career starring in a number of television series and forgettable television movies until he moved to Los Angeles.

He has starred in a number of films based on comic books, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Green Lantern (2011) and most recently Deadpool. Named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2010, the actor was previously married to Scarlett Johansson.

He married Lively in 2012.

He thanked her on Thursday for her support, telling her she was "the best thing that has ever happened to me", before jokingly adding, "second only to this star".