Mark Hamill finally receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill has played one of the most iconic characters in motion picture history in the undisputed most iconic movie franchise ever. Besides playing Luke Skywalker in several Star Wars films, he’s also voiced the Joker in a number of DC projects. So, it’s a little shocking to discover that the 65-year-old actor doesn’t have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, that’s about to change and rightly so.

The Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce selected several entertainers from motion pictures, television, theater, radio and recording to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations at a meeting held in June and were revealed to the world on Thursday, June 22 via live stream exclusively on the official website, beginning at 2:15 p.m. PDT.

Of course, Hamill made the list, no doubt pleasing millions of Star Wars fans. He was joined by a talented and eclectic group of entertainers which include Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Lawrence, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Sir Richard Branson and Bernie Mac.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017. “The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world.”
Hamill went on Twitter soon after to reveal that the announcement made him speechless. A date hasn’t been set for his unveiling ceremony just yet, but according to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce protocol, he has two years to schedule the event.
His time as Luke Skywalker hasn’t come to an end either. You can see him in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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