HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Wednesday, July 1, actor Paul Rudd, 46, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in motion pictures.
Rudd’s star was placed on Hollywood Boulevard next to the El Capitan Theatre. His star is the 2,554 star to be placed on the Walk of Fame. His co-star in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” Michael Douglas, spoke at his ceremony; as well as Adam Scott.
Rudd made his television debut back in 1992, when he appeared on the drama show “Sisters,” as Kirby Quimby Philby. Another one of his notable television appearances was on the show “Friends” in 2002. Rudd was cast as Mike Hannigan the love interest for Phoebe Buffay, who was played by Lisa Kudrow.
In cinema, he is most recognized for his roles in “Clueless,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “Knocked Up” among many others. He will next appear as a superhero in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” where he plays Scott Lang. The movie is set to arrive in theaters on July 17.
There are a few requirements for receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. First, the person has to be nominated, which anyone can do. Second, the nominee has to be accomplished in order to be even considered by the committee. Third, the nominee has to actually want the star and agree that they will attend the mandatory unveiling ceremony. There are a few actors who do not possess a star due to the fact that they either did not want it or never set a date for their ceremony. Fourth, the nominee has to have a $30,000 sponsorship fee. Lastly, the nominee must be chosen by the selection committee.
The selection committee usually receives around 200 applications a year, which only about 20 are chosen. The applications are submitted in April and then the committee meets once a year in June to make a decision. The categories for the Walk of Fame include: Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Performance/Theatre.