Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe, who has previously refused offers to have the prestigious honor, has been given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. He was accompanied by wife Danielle Spencer and their two sons as he was presented with a plaque to commemorate the unveiling of his star on Hollywood Boulevard.
“Next to Sir Anthony Hopkins, that’s not a bad spot,” Russell said as he accepted his star. “It’s a nice piece of real estate. There’s no place I would rather be, apart from with my family, than on a movie set on a feature film — particularly those first few days when the excitement and the freshness is still there. Anyway, as I said, thanks for the privilege and I’ll always be grateful for it. Cheers.”
As well as his family, the 46-year-old Gladiator star was also joined by former colleagues and friends, including director Ron Howard, producer Brian Glazer, actor Sam Worthington and talk show host Jay Leno.
Leno described him as “an all-round good guy who just happens to be one of the greatest actors in the world”.