Tim Robbins gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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 β€” 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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  1. CC says:

    I like the new image display, thanks πŸ™‚

  2. Anna says:

    It was about time! I’m glad they gave him one, he really deserves it. I hadn’t actually noticed the huge age difference between them. I love how happy they are together, they’re a great Hollywood couple.

    Her daughter looks… weird. I don’t like her face at all.
    The new photo display is okay but I don’t see how it’s much faster or better? It looks good though and if it makes it easier for you guys to load the pics then that’s great.

  3. SolitaryAngel says:

    Love Tim Robbins! Good for him; I’m glad he’s happy.

    Love the new display, too! Much, much better! :mrgreen:

  4. PallasJay says:

    He did an intro last night to the season opener of Hockey Night in Canada, in which he paraphrased Bull Durham, which only makes me more fond of him. By the way, the new picture format is great.

  5. vdantev says:

    good for him !!

  6. Camille says:

    Nice of Susan to honor him by getting so beautifully dressed up. And her stunning jewelry and accessories! Jack Black looking none-too-shined up either. Shows a lot of respect. Obviously they feel the occasion does not warrant (read: deserve) it. That is kind of a slap in the face, in my opinion, to the Walk of Fame organization. These are fine actors, but their style and etiquette leaves a little something (okay, a lot) to be desired. Fortunately Tim looks great though.

    (I like the new photo format too.)

    edit: ps. now I just noticed her shoes, which I had not previously. Now I am truly appalled. She looks like she was making a quick trip out to the grocery store, and stopped by on the way to see him pick up the star. just ugh.

  7. Bodhi says:

    I think Susan’s & Jack’s attire is completely appropriate for the occasion. If they showed up in ball gowns & tuxes they’d be laughed off the sidewalk. Besides, what was the weather like in LA yesterday?

    Far too many celebrities use “style” as a crutch or as a mask for less than stellar ability. I find those who rely on talent far more interesting & praise worthy than those who don’t.

    Anyhoodle, congrats to Tim! He is an amazing actor & director!

  8. Camille says:

    Since when does someone have to be in a BALL GOWN to be well dressed?

    The fricken bystanders are better dressed than she is.

    And one final note on their lack of style – it is paramount in dressing, if you go somewhere as a couple, that you “dress for the occasion”, at the absolute minimum – similarly. If formal occasion, you both are, if casual, you both are, etc. His nice suit, shirt and tie (scruffy shoes though) clashes violently with her grocery store get up.

  9. Bodhi says:

    I didn’t said that a BALL GOWN was the only appropriate attire for a formal occasion. I merely mentioned a BALL GOWN because, if she had worn one, she would have been harshed on for it. πŸ™„

    Tim & Susan have never been a “stylish” or even a remotely traditional couple. Besides, some people just don’t give a damn about that stuff. Not everyone is obsessed with style

  10. anony says:

    I like Susan S she’s a cool woman and talented. Eva looks a little unique but that’s a plus in blonde cookie cutter young hollywood, I think.

    Tim Robbins’ best role I think is still Shawshank. I loved that movie. With him and Morgan Freeman it’s one of my top 10 movies ever.
    Good for him to get this recognition!

    Oh yeah and the new pic display is MUCh more user friendly. I used to never click on all the pics as it took a while this is much better, thanks

  11. Amy says:

    Keep in mind that Susan S. is nearly a senior citizen. She may just want to dress comfortably at her age.

  12. Arvedia says:

    A word about the images: While the square format looks good, some of the heads have been cut off. It looks to me like the pics were cropped/resampled in automatic batch process without checking the results. While this may be faster, I would love to see the celebs with their heads intact. πŸ™„

  13. desktop says:

    Nice. He’s always been a star in my book, ever since I first saw him in Jacob’s Ladder.

  14. geronimo says:

    Very well deserved. So many brilliant roles, loved him particularly in The Player. Bit surprised that he hadn’t already got one, considering his cv.

    Btw, If being just short of 5’10” means being 5’7″ or thereabouts, then yes, Jack Black is just short of 5’10”!

    And new pic format works fine.