LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Veteran actor Sam Elliott imprinted his hands and feet in cement in Hollywood Boulevard on Monday (Jan 7) as A Star Is Born co-stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shook off Golden Globes disappointment to join in honouring the 74-year-old's long career.
Known for his lanky physique and languid drawl, Elliott reflected on his life's work and the joy of acting, telling reporters "the people you work with, the community... and feeling like you're doing something that makes a difference to somebody" made it all worthwhile.
A Star Is Born may have struck out at the Golden Globes the night before, picking up just one trophy for best song, but Lady Gaga and Cooper were all smiles as they came to show their support for Elliott, who plays Cooper's elder brother in the film.
The trio later shared a heart-warming embrace, as Cooper hailed the "iconic mark" Elliott had on films.
Elliott got his start with minor roles in late 1960s Westerns such as The Way West and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. It was not until the 1980s that his career took off in a big way in the Mask and Road House.
He received the first of his two Golden Globes nomination for TV film Conagher, where he played the titular role and starred alongside his wife Katharine Ross.
Elliott also has two prime-time Emmy nominations. His other notable works include Gettysburg and The Big Lebowski, and he is a regular on current Netflix series The Ranch.
While he was not nominated at the Golden Globes, industry magazine Variety reported that the actor seems poised to land his first Oscar nomination for what it called his "tender performance" in A Star Is Born.