Damon gets Hollywood star


When Matt Damon and pal Ben Affleck were struggling actors, they lived in a modest apartment near Hollywood Boulevard. Damon said he used to look at the stars on the boulevard sidewalk and dreamed of seeing his name on one of them someday. So when it came time to receive one on July 25, Damon reacted with disbelief.

“A few times in my life I’ve had these experiences that are just kind of too big to process and this looks like it’s going to be one of those times,” Damon said during a Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony attended by his wife, mother and a throng of screaming fans.

Damon, 36, won a screenwriting Oscar with Affleck in 1998 for Good Will Hunting. He has also starred in The Departed, The Good Shepherd and the Ocean’s Eleven franchise.