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Danny DeVito gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Danny DeVito received the 2,445th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

The actor, director, producer and writer for film, TV and the theater received his star in the category of television. He was accompanied at the ceremony by wife and actress Rhea Pearlman and their three children.

"I love Hollywood. I love the whole idea of being part of the community, making movies, I've always desired to be here and this really cements me right to the sidewalk," said DeVito.

DeVito's film credits include "Batman Returns" as the Penguin; "Romancing the Stone;" its sequel "The Jewel of the Nile;" and "The War of the Roses" with his longtime friend Michael Douglas; "Twins" and "Junior" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Terms of Endearment"; "Ruthless People"; "Tin Men"; "Hoffa"; and "Matilda."

He has also directed "Throw Momma from the Train"; "The War of the Roses"; "Hoffa"; "Matilda"; "Death to Smoochy"; and "Duplex," and his producing credits include "Erin Brockovich"; "Pulp Fiction"; "Get Shorty"; "Man on the Moon"; "Gattaca" and "Garden State."

City News Service contributed to this report.

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