Ben Stiller puts imprint on Hollywood landmark
Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Ben Stiller was joined by fellow A-lister Tom Cruise as he sank his hand- and footprints into the courtyard of the famed TCL Chinese Theatre.
The 48-year-old, who plays an infamous fantasist in his new movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” said he was making a wish come true by planting his prints into the courtyard at the former Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, afamous Hollywood landmark.
“It’s very, very meaningful to me,” he said after a ceremony outside the theater.
“To be in any way a small part of it is really a dream come true for me.”
Stiller, the son of actors and star of films including “Meet The Fockers,” “Little Fockers” and two “Night at the Museum” movies, was introduced at the ceremony by Cruise, his co-star in 2008 comedy “Tropic Thunder.”
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a remake of the 1947 movie starring Danny Kaye, is released in the United States on Christmas Day, December 25.
Millions of tourists throng to the former Grauman’s Chinese Theatre — before that it was called Mann’s Chinese Theatre — every year to see the hand- and footprints of generations of Hollywood stars.
The Tinseltown landmark changed its name to the TCL Chinese Theatre at the start of 2013 after the naming rightswere bought by Chinese electronics giant TCL.