Hollywood, California is home to hundreds of entertainers and thousands of movie premieres each year. In order to preserve the memory of these events and celebrate its most beloved actors, actresses, producers, directors, and more, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce created the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1958. Although many people are familiar with this star-studded sidewalk, there are several celebrities who have been given such an honor that you might not have known about. So without further ado, here are 10 celebrities who you didn’t know were in the Hollywood walk of fame!
1) Nicholas Cage
Nicholas Cage is a critically acclaimed actor, director, and producer with an expansive career. Cage made his feature film debut in Valley Girl (1983) before starring as a teenage delinquent in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Cage was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance as an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter struggling with sobriety. He went on to appear in popular films like Raising Arizona (1987), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), and Con Air (1997).
2) Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson ia a retired professional boxer. His conversion to Islam in 1997 triggered a religious awakening and profoundly changed his demeanor. In 2002, he was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease.
3) Jennifer Aniston
Born on February 11, 1969, Jennifer Aniston was an iconic American actress and businesswoman. She is best known for her roles as Rachel Green on Friends and has a star at 6900 Hollywood Boulevard. She can be seen in The Break-Up with Vince Vaughn, Wanderlust with David Wain, and Office Space with Ron Livingston.
4) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher is most famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars Trilogy. However, she was also a writer and advocate for mental health. Fisher was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8th, 2012.
5) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of only four people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. The other three people are Audrey Hepburn, Mary Martin and Helen Hayes. In 1999 he became the youngest person (at age 46) to have their handprints immortalized at Hollywood’s iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. He also played the role of Forrest Gump and was awarded two Oscars for that role as well as a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.
6) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is one of those actors that literally has never had a bad performance. He came to fame for his supporting role in Glory and then moved to leading roles such as Philadelphia, where he won an Academy Award. The star was awarded with his own hollywood star on December 20, 1990, one month after he started filming Cry Freedom.
7) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is a pioneering filmmaker and producer, best known for directing Jaws (1975), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). He was also a co-founder and president of DreamWorks Studios until it merged with Paramount Pictures to form a production company called Paramount Motion Pictures Group on December 13, 2006.
8) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino is one of America’s most famous movie directors. In 1991, he released his first feature film Reservoir Dogs starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Lawrence Tierney. The script was written for his senior thesis project in a short amount of time, but it soon caught the attention of critics and won international acclaim.
9) John Travolta
John Travolta first shot to super-stardom as Vinnie Barbarino on Welcome Back, Kotter and then again as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. After the success of that film, Travolta became a mega-star with roles in big movies like Grease, Staying Alive, and for his scene-stealing turn as Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s iconic revenge thriller, Pulp Fiction.
10) Robert Wagner
Robert Wagner is best known for his iconic role as Number Two to James Bond. He starred with Sean Connery in the James Bond 007 series, appearing in six films: From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Wagner played Dr.