Among those famous folks to be feted with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are three of the most recent Best Actor nominees — Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton — and two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino. The other bold-faced names being honored for their movie work are: Ashley Judd, Kurt Russell and Toshiro Mifune.
Those being tapped for their TV roles include Emmy champs Barbara Bain, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise. Also on the roster are Roma Downey, David Duchovny, Rob Lowe, Tracy Morgan and the late William S. Paley.
And radio is represented by sports commentator Ralph Lawler.
Anyone can submit the name of an entertainment personality to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which sifts through hundreds of entries annually. However, the sponsor must agree to pay $30,000 for the installation and upkeep of the star and the honoree must agree to attend a ceremony within two years of the announcement being made.