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Robert Duvall gets a hand from Hollywood -- footprints too

January 5, 2011 |  7:54 pm

Robert Duvall during his handprint ceremony outside Grauman's Chinese Theater

Robert Duvall on Wednesday immortalized his handprints and footprints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where he was honored for "50 years of excellence in film."

Billy Bob Thornton and James Caan With wife Luciana Pedraza at his side, the 80-year-old actor, who previously was given a Walk of Fame star, signed his name and dipped his mitts in the mud for posterity. Duvall has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his "Get Low" lead performance, and in 2009 appeared in "Crazy Heart," which delivered an Oscar for Jeff Bridges.

Andy Garcia was on hand, as was Billy Bob Thornton, plus James Caan rocking a righteous beard and long hair. Sorry, no Chilean miners in the crowd this time around. Click the pic of Thornton and Caan, right, for more dirty pictures of Duvall.

Also on Hollywood Boulevard, Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee got his star on the Walk of Fame -- No. 2,428, for those who are keeping track.

"He is that American dream that we all look for," fellow comics creator Todd McFarlane said at the ceremony Tuesday. "He comes up with the ideas that we all look for to move us forward."

Jan. 4 was also named "Stan Lee Day" in Hollywood.


Stan Lee gets a star in Hollywood: 'He is that American dream we all look for'

Reese Witherspoon gets a Walk of Fame star, a.k.a. 'This just in from the Island of Adorable'

Cher's Hollywood footprint ceremony very low-key, with Chilean miners and a turquoise G-string

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Robert Duvall, top, shows off after putting his hands in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. At right, Billy Bob Thornton and (we swear it's) James Caan at Duvall's reception. Credits: top, Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press, top; David Livingston/Getty Images, right.