Oscar winning actor Tim Robbins, 49, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. On hand to help him accept the honor were his partner of 20 years, Susan Sarandon, 62, and his two children with Sarandon, Jack Henry, 19, and Miles Guthrie, 16. Sarandon’s lovely daughter Eva Amurri, 23, from her relationship with director Franco Amurri, was also at the ceremony. Robbin’s friend, actor Jack Black, 39, was also there to help him accept the honor. Robbins is 6′ 5″ tall while Black is a little short of 5′ 10″ tall. Black joked that he literally looked up to Robbins from a young age.
Tim Robbins is known in Hollywood as an Academy Award-winning actor, director, activist and hockey fanatic. On Friday, he added comedian to his repertoire while getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I used to take the bus from here to Burbank to go to work,” he recalled. “When the bus was late, I would walk up and down and throw my cigarettes down. Now I have the honor of having this done to my star.”
Guests at the ceremony included Robbins’ longtime partner, Susan Sarandon, as well as relatively diminutive actor Jack Black, who said he has known the tall, lanky Robbins for 25 years.
“I literally looked up to him,” Black joked. “I actually became his stalker because I wanted to be part of his world.”
Robbins was nominated for a best-director Oscar in 1996 for “Dead Man Walking,” a movie he co-wrote about the death penalty. Sarandon’s role in it won the Oscar for best actress.
“I am so pleased to be a part of his life, and I want to present Tim’s best production — our three kids,” Sarandon said.
Born in West Covina, Calif., and raised in New York City, Robbins came from a family of entertainers. His father, Gil Robbins, played with the folk group The Highwaymen in the 1960s.
[From AP via Google.com]
A longtime baseball and hockey fan, Robbins is often spotted playing hockey in NY city with his two teenage sons. Congratulations to Robbins and we look forward to many more years of seeing his talent on the big screen.
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