The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

Hugh Jackman gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Australian actor Hugh Jackman got a Hollywood double whammy on Thursday as he was nominated for a Golden Globe and got his star on Tinseltown's famous Walk of Fame on the same day.

Jackman, who is being tipped for possible Oscar glory for his role in upcoming musical adaptation Les Miserables, said he couldn't believe the good fortune that his career has given him.

"This is quite a ride... It's a surreal experience. I'm a kid from the suburb of Barunga, on the northern side of Sydney... This is completely surreal," he said as he unveiled his sidewalk star.

"Apart from Lassie, I'm the only one to get to play the same character in 15 movies," he quipped, flanked by Les Mis co-star Anne Hathaway, director Tom Hooper, DreamWorks boss Jeffrey Katzenberg and Tonight Show host Jay Leno.