A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most unique recognitions of achievement in the showbiz world. The acquisition is usually a lengthy and expensive affair. A nomination is usually required to start the process. Any organization or individual is free to nominate a person or group for a star.
However, if the nominee is formally selected, whoever entered their name is expected to provide a fee of $55,000 for the creation and installation of the star and general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. In addition, the nominated party must commit to attending the unveiling of their star in order for the process to get the green light.
For various reasons, many celebrities have turned down the opportunity to have their own star. Some — like veteran movie star Clint Eastwood — said a resounding “no” to an actual offer to make one in their honor.
Still, it’s not uncommon to find a showbiz superstar who has never been nominated for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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8/8 Does Angelina Jolie have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Popular speculation suggests that Angelina Jolie may be too engrossed in her work — which spans acting, directing and multiple charity projects — to commit to appearing for a star’s unveiling on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
However, the absolute truth of this remains unknown as Jolie was never officially nominated for the honor.
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7/8 Why Richard Gere isn’t on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Richard Gere has been acting at the highest level in Hollywood for decades but is still waiting to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gere is known for his work on Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, and Chicago, among others.
The veteran actor is also a Golden Globe Award winner, but that didn’t earn him the coveted star.
6/8 George Lucas is a surprising omission on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The name George Lucas is forever immortalized in Hollywood folklore. After all, fewer franchises can claim that kind of success war of stars has achieved over the decades. He is also the brains behind the Indiana Jones film series.
Unfortunately for Lucas, none of these accomplishments seem to have brought him closer to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
5/8 Dame Judi Dench is not on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dame Judi Dench may not yet have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but she has been recognized with a British equivalent at least once. The Avenue of Stars was launched in September 2005, although it lasted barely a year due to maintenance problems.
Dench might not mind that omission too much, though, considering she boasts a Queen Elizabeth II damehood.
4/8 Brad Pitt was never nominated for the Walk of Fame
Like his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s busy schedule is said to be the reason he doesn’t yet have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But like her, there has never been any official confirmation of a special recognition nomination.
In 2020, Pitt appeared in person to accept a special Maltin Modern Master Award in Santa Barbara. So there’s nothing to suggest he couldn’t make the time for a Walk of Fame star if he ever received one.
3/8 Emma Stone is still waiting for a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Emma Stone was immortalized in Hollywood when she added her hand and footprints on the concrete in front of the TLC Theater in 2016. Her La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling was also honored at the same time.
Despite this, Stone is still waiting for her turn to appear on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2/8 Christopher Walken has a fan group campaigning for a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Christopher Walken’s decades of outstanding work in front of the camera weren’t enough to earn him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Aside from that, he has his own group on Facebook dedicated to helping him get the honor. In his career, Walker has won an Academy Award, a Screen Guild Actors Award, and a BAFTA Award, among others.
1/8 Fans want James Earl Jones to replace Donald Trump on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Another heavyweight who surprisingly still hasn’t received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is James Earl Jones. The exclusion is all the more surprising considering he is a member of the limited club of EGOT winners.
In 2018, a fan petition was started to have James Earl Jones replace former President Donald Trump on the Walk of Fame.
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