Thanks to his role in Ant Man, Paul Rudd has just become the newest Walk of Fame star, which is a major honor for Marvel’s tiniest superhero. Marvel fans are waiting excitedly for the film’s release on July 17.
As Rudd walked up to the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015, he reported to the crowd.
“I remember being a kid and walking this boulevard and reading the names and thinking about what so many other millions of people thought about, which is, you know, who’s that?” the actor said. The fact that millions of people are going to be able to now see me and ask that same question, for time immemorial, is humbling beyond belief.”
Rudd, 46, is the 2554th star to join the mile-long strip of plaques commemorating iconic actors, actresses, producers, and directors. His star, like all the others, is made of terrazzo and brass and is embedded with his name. The line-up of stars commemorates 15 blocks on Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street.
For those who don’t know, getting a star on the famous memorial is more complex than you might think. In order to get a star on the Walk of Fame, an actor must apply, raise $30,000 for the sponsorship fee, and promise to be in attendance. Those three things are easy for most stars, but the hard part comes in when you’re required to impress the selection committee.
The selection committee is made up of six members who meet together every June in order to determine the new Walk of Fame star based on their application and their achievements. Most of the time, the committee only agrees to award someone the star if they have some outstanding past performances.
The fact that Rudd, who also starred in This Is 40 and They Came Together, has managed to score himself a star plaque shortly before the release of his newest film, Ant-Man, makes fans very excited to see what the fuss is all about. If Paul Rudd’s performance in the film is good enough to get him onto the Walk of Fame, that’s something that people aren’t going to want to miss.
The film is promising to be both action-packed and comedic, just like every other Marvel wonder that has emerged in the last few years. It stars Evangeline Lilly (LOST, The Hobbit parts 2 and 3) and Michael Douglas, who works with Rudd’s character to turn him into the world’s tiniest weapon.
The film is set for release on Friday June 17, and once it comes out, we’ll see if Paul Rudd’s acting is good enough to make him the new Walk of Fame star.
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