Ben Stiller gets his hands dirty

Actor Ben Stiller at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Photo / AP
Actor Ben Stiller at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Photo / AP

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller was joined by fellow A-lister Tom Cruise as he sank his hand and footprints into the courtyard of the famed TCL Chinese Theatre.

The 48-year-old, who plays an infamous fantasist in his new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, said he was making a wish come true by planting his prints into the courtyard at the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre, a famous Hollywood landmark.

"It's very, very meaningful to me," he said after a ceremony outside the theatre.

"To be in any way a small part of it is really a dream come true for me."

Stiller, the son of actors and star of films including Meet The Fockers, Little Fockers and two Night at the Museum movies, was introduced at the ceremony by Cruise, his co-star in 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of the 1947 movie starring Danny Kaye, is released in Australia on December 26.

Millions of tourists throng to the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre - before that it was called Mann's Chinese Theatre - every year to see the hand- and footprints of generations of Hollywood stars.

The Tinseltown landmark changed its name to the TCL Chinese Theatre at the start of 2013 after the naming rights were bought by Chinese electronics giant TCL.

- AFP

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