HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Several familiar Hollywood faces were on hand Friday as four-time Oscar nominated actor Ed Harris received the 2,546th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Andy Garcia, who co-stars with Harris in the upcoming science fiction action film “Geostorm,” and actresses Holly Hunter, Glenne Headley and Marcia Gay Harden, were on hand for the ceremony in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Harris was born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1950, and later went on to graduate from CalArts. His early credits include TV series “Gibbsville,” “Delvecchio,” “The Rockford Files,” “David Cassidy — Man Undercover,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Lou Grant,” “CHiPs” and “Hart to Hart.”
But it was his star-turning role as John Glenn in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff” that launched Harris career.
He received the first of his three nominations for best supporting actor in 1996 for his role as NASA flight director Gene Kranz in “Apollo 13.” In 1999, Harris also received nominations in the same category for “The Truman Show” for “The Hours” in 2003.
He also was nominated for best actor in 2001 for his title role in “Pollock.
“Acting has been a source of deep fulfillment and meaning to me, so I thank you for recognizing that I have done it pretty well, at least up to now,” he said.
His other film credits include “Places in the Hart,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Firm,” “A History of Violence” and “The Abyss.”
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