Award-winning Actor Ed Harris Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored Ed Harris with the 2,546th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was dedicated in front of the historic Egyptian Theatre. “The multi-talented actor and director Ed Harris has fascinated us with his memorable roles on multiple platforms,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “His continued success and acclaim paved the way for him to be forever a shining star among stars on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame!”
Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were actors Marcia Gay Harden and Andy Garcia.
Ed Harrisstars opposite Liam Neeson in “Run All Night,” for director Jaume Collet-Serra, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on tonight. He will also star with Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich in “Cymbeline,” Michael Almereyda’s modern film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.Harris recently completed filming on Dean Devlin’s untitled feature directorial debut, alongsideAndy Garcia.
Harris made his feature film directing debut on “Pollock,” receiving an Academy Award® nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® under his direction.
Harris’ extensive film credits include “Appaloosa,” “A History of Violence,” “The Hours,” (Oscar®, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations); “Frontera,”“The Face of Love,” with Annette Bening; “Pain and Gain”; “Gone Baby Gone”; “The Truman Show” (Oscar® nomination, Golden Globe Award); “Apollo 13” (Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award); “The Way Back”; “The Right Stuff”; “The Abyss”; “The Rock”; “The Human Stain”; “A Beautiful Mind”; “The Firm”; “Places in the Heart”; “Alamo Bay,” “State of Grace,” “The Third Miracle” “Touching Home” and many others.
On television, Harris will star in J.J. Abrams’ and Jonathan Nolan’s “Westworld” for HBO. When last on HBO, Harris won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with Emmy and SAG nominations, for his portrayal of John McCain in the Jay Roach-directed “Game Change.” He starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls,” for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Best Actor nominations. His other television credits include “The Last Innocent Man,” “Running Mates,” “Paris Trout” and “Riders of the Purple Sage,” for which he and his wife Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for “Outstanding Television Feature Film.”
In 2012, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Harris starred with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s “The Jacksonian,” directed by Robert Falls. He reprised that role to critical acclaim in the play’s New York Premiere at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theater. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination (“Outstanding Solo Performance”) and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination (“Outstanding Solo Show”) for the Off-Broadway production of “Wrecks” at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role, with writer/director Neil LaBute, for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland,and won the 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Solo Performance” for the production of “Wrecks” at the Geffen Playhouse. His theatre credits include: Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides”; Sam Shepard’s plays “Fool for Love” (Obie) and “Simpatico” (Lucille Lortel Award for “Best Actor”); George Furth’s “Precious Sons” (Drama Desk Award); “Prairie Avenue”; “Scar”; “A Streetcar Named Desire”; “The Grapes of Wrath”; and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”
Harris supports many philanthropic organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, AIDS Project LA, KCRW and Wounded Warriors.
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