Hugh Jackman has been a bona fide Hollywood star for years and in a fortnight he will have one to prove it.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday the Australian actor will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Fans from around the world have been consistently asking when this star will be dedicated,” Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said.
“We are happy to say that now is the time. Hugh is one of the world’s most popular actors and we are excited that he is joining our Walk of Fame family.”
The 44-year-old is a Tony Award winner and a big tip to score an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Russell Crowe in the new adaptation of the stage musical Les Miserables. However, Jackman already has some Hollywood Boulevard real estate.
In 2009, about 20 metres away from where his star will be laid, Jackman got stuck into wet concrete outside the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, leaving hand and footprints alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and Bing Crosby.
Jackman has built up a huge following for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, including the spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Jackman has just wrapped the shooting for another chapter, The Wolverine, in Sydney.
The star ceremony will take place on December 13.