Robbins gets his star

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winner Tim Robbins became the 2,371st celebrity to be immortalised on the Walk of Fame, the star-studded stretch of sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard. Robbins, 49, received the star in front of well-wishers that included longtime partner Susan Sarandon and actor Jack Black in a ceremony that coincided with the release of his latest film City of Ember.

“I’m really honoured to get this,” said Robbins.

As a teenager newly arrived in Hollywood, Robbins said he had often stubbed out cigarettes on the stars set in the sidewalk. “Now I’m honoured that someone else will do that to me,” he joked.

Robbins’ star is next to that of Sarandon, his domestic partner of 20 years.

“As a director, a writer and an actor, Tim has received so many awards and attempted so many things and done them so beautifully,” Sarandon said.

Robbins won a best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of a worker still haunted by his abduction as a youth in the 2003 film Mystic River. Other notable film roles have included

a baseball pitcher in Bull Durham, a studio executive in The Player and wrongly convicted prison inmate in The Shawshank Redemption.