Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, flanked by family, gets Hollywood star

Actor Matthew McConaughey poses with actresses (from left) Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway during the ceremony honouring McConaughey with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on Nov 17, 2014. -- P
Actor Matthew McConaughey poses with actresses (from left) Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway during the ceremony honouring McConaughey with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actor Matthew McConaughey holds a plaque with a replica star on it as he stands with his sons Livingston (left) and Levi (centre), and daughter Vida (right) during a ceremony honouring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollyw
Actor Matthew McConaughey holds a plaque with a replica star on it as he stands with his sons Livingston (left) and Levi (centre), and daughter Vida (right) during a ceremony honouring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actor Matthew McConaughey poses during a ceremony honoring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actor Matthew McConaughey poses during a ceremony honoring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actor Matthew McConaughey, his wife Camila Alves, and children Vida Alves McConaughey (centre) and Livingston Alves McConaughey (right) attend the ceremony honouring McConaughey with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Califo
Actor Matthew McConaughey, his wife Camila Alves, and children Vida Alves McConaughey (centre) and Livingston Alves McConaughey (right) attend the ceremony honouring McConaughey with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Actor Matthew McConaughey kisses his wife Camila Alves as he stands with his sons Livingston (front left) and Levi (centre), and daughter Vida (right) during a ceremony honouring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, C
Actor Matthew McConaughey kisses his wife Camila Alves as he stands with his sons Livingston (front left) and Levi (centre), and daughter Vida (right) during a ceremony honouring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actor Matthew McConaughey poses with his wife Camila Alves, sons Livingston (front left) and Levi (rear centre) and daughter Vida (front centre), during a ceremony honouring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Califo
Actor Matthew McConaughey poses with his wife Camila Alves, sons Livingston (front left) and Levi (rear centre) and daughter Vida (front centre), during a ceremony honouring him with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey capped off a blockbuster year on Monday as he received a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"It's a special day, great moment in my career and for my family," McConaughey, dressed in a light-colored suit with an open collar, said, as some of Tinseltown's biggest names looked on.

Hundreds of fans also turned out and McConaughey was accompanied by his Brazilian wife Camila Alves and their three children, Levi, Vida, and Livingston.

The 45-year-old actor was also joined by producer Don Phillips and Christopher Nolan, who directed McConaughey's latest smash film "Interstellar." "McConaughey works harder than anybody else. He deserves this," said Nolan, who also directed the most recent Batman trilogy.

Interstellar co-stars, the Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, added their star quality to the glittering red-carpet event.

Receiving the star caps off a particularly memorable year for McConaughey that saw him win his Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of an AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey also caught the eye for his roles in The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Wedding Planner and the recent hit television series True Detective. His breakout role came in the 1993 film Dazed And Confused.