Bardem embarrassed by star honour
Published 09/11/2012 | 12:08
The Oscar-winning Spanish star, who plays Bond baddie Raoul Silva in new 007 film Skyfall, admitted he never dreamt of getting the American honour, reported ABC 7 News.
"Thank you so much. I am really embarrassed. It's an incredible honour. All I wanted to do was work professionally as an actor. And now, to be here, to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honour I never thought I would ever receive," he added.
Javier, who made his big-screen debut when he was six years old, was joined by Skyfall director Sam Mendes and co-stars Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe at the ceremony. His wife Penelope Cruz was not in attendance.
Sam revealed that the actor was "so embarrassed" to be receiving such an honour, before praising him for his talent and commitment to each part.
"He respects the art of acting. He's a craftsman and a storyteller, and he believes in it as an art form and that is very moving, particularly now," the filmmaker said.
"For me, he's part of the great tradition that includes Brando and Burton. He's our Brando and our Burton for this generation."