A Hollywood staple has finally received his star.
On Friday, Alan Arkin was surrounded by friends and family as he accepted his honour on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Thought the 85-year-old would have had a star by now? “Well. You’d be wrong,” he told the crowd during his speech.
“I don’t really feel like I deserve this. I had fun for my entire career,” he said.
“But by that same token, I had shingles two years ago and I didn’t feel like I deserved that either,” he added jokingly.
Arkin has been in the business for over 60 years and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Little Miss Sunshine”.
Steve Carell was also on hand to help pay tribute to Arkin.
“There’s a danger to meeting your heroes. Rarely do they live up to the expectations you place upon them and Alan turned out to be much more than I could have imagined. I simply idolize him. His depth of talent is unprecedented. He is the actor I want to be,” Carell said in a touching speech while Arkin teasingly checked his watch for the time.
“As a person, he has a lot to be desired but as an actor, A-plus.”
You can currently watch Arkin in Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” alongside Michael Douglas. His next big-screen film is “Wonderland” with Mark Wahlberg out later this year.