According to Business Insider, the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is the number one most visited landmark in the United States (via Swarm).
The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.
How to Attend a Walk of Fame Star Ceremony
There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.
- Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
- Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
- Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
- Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
The late Selena Quintanilla was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, 2017. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of the historic Capitol Records Building. A record-breaking crowd of 4,500 fans attended the ceremony, surpassing the 4,000 fans that came to the star ceremony of mariachi singer, Vicente Fernandez.
Guillermo del Toro (Aug. 6, 2019)
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Blvd. in front of The Line Store.
“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work!” Martinez added.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be director J.J. Abrams and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and author. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he first gained worldwide recognition for the 1993 Mexican American co-production “Cronos,” a supernatural horror film, which he directed from his own screenplay after beginning his career working as a special effects makeup artist. The film premiered at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Mercedes-Benz Award. It also won over 20 international awards and eight Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Golden Ariel.
Del Toro’s latest producing project is the CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate feature “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” based on the books by Alvin Schwartz. André Øvredal directed the film which will be released in theaters Aug. 9, 2019.
His most recent film, the contemporary fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” for Fox Searchlight, premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion for Best Picture. It went on to win Golden Globes, BAFTAs, DGA, PGA and Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
Through his overall deal with DreamWorks Animation, he has been an executive producer on the films “Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3,” “Puss in Boots 1 and 2” and “Rise of the Guardians.” He produced “The Book of Life,” for Fox Animation and ReelFX. His DreamWorks animated series “TrollHunters” is the most successful family series on Netflix. Under his overall deal with Fox Searchlight, he is currently producing “Antlers” (directed by Scott Cooper and starring Keri Russell. Del Toro’s next live-action film is the period thriller “Nightmare Alley” which he will direct, produce and co-write for Searchlight.
Del Toro is also producing, co-writing and co-directing his stop motion adaptation of “Pinocchio” for Netflix Animation. His subsequent films include, “Mimic,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Blade II,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pacific Rim” and “Crimson Peak”. The filmmaker earned international acclaim as the director, writer and producer of the 2006 fantasy drama “Pan’s Labyrinth.” He was honored with an Oscar® nomination for his original screenplay for the film. The film won Academy Awards® for Art Direction, Cinematography, and Makeup. In all, the film garnered more than 40 international awards and appeared on more than 35 critics’ lists of the year’s best films.
With novelist Chuck Hogan, the multi-hyphenate co-authored the vampire horror trilogy “The Strain” with all three books debuting as New York Times top-ten bestsellers. Del Toro and Hogan are also the creators of FX Networks’ hit series based on “The Strain” novels. Del Toro directed the opening episode and served as an Executive Producer on the series. Currently, he is also developing a series based on Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed manga series “Monster” for Sony Television. He will also produce the horror anthology “Guillermo del Toro’s 10 After Midnight” for Netflix Television.
In 2013, Harper Design and Insight Editions published Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities, a lavishly illustrated book containing notes, drawings, and untold creatures from del Toro’s private journals and filmmaking diaries, with never-before-seen characters, art, and ideas of things to come. From this book, it was a natural progression to the unique art museum exhibition, GUILLERMO DEL TORO: AT HOME WITH MONSTERS, which appeared at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.