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Farrell's tribute to star Sutherland

Published 28/01/2011 | 05:00

Colin Farrell paid tribute to Donald Sutherland as the screen legend was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Sutherland, who has played everything from a Nazi spy to an aging astronaut, had his star unveiled next to son Kiefer Sutherland's star.

The elder Sutherland joked that getting a star was better than a headstone at a cemetery.

"This marker I can actually come and visit," Sutherland (75) said. "I could get a chair and sit here, or a bucket and a mop and clean it, and make sure that people don't step on it."

Kiefer Sutherland was not able to attend the ceremony because of work obligations in New York.

He wrote a message that was read by Colin Farrell, his father's co-star in the comedy 'Horrible Bosses' due out later this year.

"I selfishly wanted to be there to simply tell you how proud I am to have you as my father and how even more proud I am to be your son," Kiefer wrote.

Irish Independent

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