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Mark Hamill To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame On March 8, 2018

Mark Hamill is taking his first steps…onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The iconic actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga — and whose incredible body of works spans movies, TV, theatre, video games, and voice-over — will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star will be dedicated on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. PT. in the category of Motion Pictures, in a special ceremony at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre. Joining master of ceremonies and president & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be two of Hamill’s friends from his time in a galaxy far, far away: Harrison Ford and George Lucas.

“Star Wars fans will be over the moon that hearing their idol Mark Hamill is going to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are proud to add this extraordinary actor on our historic Walk of Fame.” Fans can watch the event on www.walkoffame.com.

Born in Oakland, California, Hamill was discovered in a workshop musical comedy called Anthems in E-Flat Calliope the summer before becoming a theatre arts major at Los Angeles City College. For six years, he made guest appearances on multiple TV series and television movies, including a stint on General Hospital and a starring role on The Texas Wheelers.

Next came his big screen debut: 1977’s Star Wars, and the role of Luke Skywalker, which made him a legend. Hamill reprised the part in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), and again in the highly-anticipated sequels The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), for which he garnered great critical praise. In a lengthy discussion on his birthday last year, StarWars.com spoke with Hamill about his Star Wars journey, from acting with longtime hero Alec Guinness to what being part of Star Wars means to him today.

In addition to the Star Wars saga, Hamill’s many film credits include Corvette Summer, Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One, Slipstream, Walking Across Egypt, Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Sushi Girl, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and last year’s Brigsby Bear. Hamill also directed and starred in the cult mockumentary Comic Book: The Movie.

A gifted voice actor, Hamill has performed across mediums. For a generation of Batman fans, he is the Joker thanks to his turn in the revolutionary Batman: The Animated Series. He reprised the role for the Arkham Asylum video game series (for which he received a BAFTA Award), the 2016 animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke, and the new series Justice League Action — in which he also, in a bit of comically meta storytelling, played himself, the Joker, and the Trickster in the same scene. 

Recently, Hamill also returned as the Trickster on CW’s live-action The Flash, a role he first played in the original CBS series. On Broadway, Hamill’s credits include The Elephant Man, Amadeus, Michael Stewart’s Harrigan n’ Hart, The Nerd, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, and the Roundabout Theatre production of Room Service.

Hamill will receive his star as Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on Digital on March 13 and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand on March 27.

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Bob Kane To Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star On October 21, 2015

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Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame includes stars devoted to such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Jack Nicholson, Audrey Hepburn and Steven Spielberg… and soon, Batman creator Bob Kane.

As revealed this morning by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Kane will be receiving a posthumous star in the category of Motion Pictures for his creation of Batman—a character who has successfully made the leap from comics to film more times than any other Super Hero.

The ceremony will take place on October 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST and will feature both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice filmmaker Zack Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee as guest speakers, as well as the Batman v Superman Batmobile.

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While a star on one of Hollywood’s most famous landmarks is already an amazing achievement, it’s actually not the only one that the Dark Knight will be earning that day. The character will also be awarded the Guinness World Records Title for “Most Film Adaptations of a Comic Book Character.”

Unique giveaways are planned for fans in attendance and costumes are encouraged, especially Batman costumes. If you’re a Batman cosplayer or just happen to have an old Batman Halloween costume in your closet, feel free to wear it.

The ceremony will be located at 6764 Hollywood Blvd. in front of the Guinness World Record Museum.

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Holy Smokes! Batman Creator Bob Kane To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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This morning, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Batman creator Bob Kane has been selected as a 2015 Walk of Fame honoree. Kane will be joined by fellow 2015 honorees that include director Peter Jackson, television producer James L. Brooks, and actors Will Ferrell, Daniel Radcliffe and Chris O’Donnell, who of course played Robin in two Batman films in the 1990s.

Since his first appearance in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27 – conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story – Kane’s Batman has gone on to become the star of comic books, Saturday afternoon cartoons, newspaper comic strips, radio shows, a live-action TV series, animated films, video games and several of the largest-grossing theatrical releases of all time. In short, Kane’s Batman is the most popular single superhero ever created.

Additional information on 2015 Walk of Fame honorees can be found at www.walkoffame.com. Hearty congratulations to all!

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