Legendary Asian American actor James Hong, 93, receives Hollywood Stroll of Fame star

Hong finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after 68 years in showbiz. — Picture via Instagram/imagerybyoscar via Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hong lastly obtained his star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame after 68 years in showbiz. — Image by way of Instagram/imagerybyoscar by way of Hollywood Stroll of Fame

KUALA LUMPUR, Could 11 — Prolific Asian American character actor James Hong obtained a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame.

The 93-year-old veteran actor is one in all 19 skills of Asian descent to obtain the honour.

With over 700 credit and memorable roles in iconic motion pictures like Blade Runner, Massive Bother in Little China, Chinatown, and the Kung Fu Panda movies, Hong has had a long-running profession in Hollywood going all the best way again to 1954.

Presenting within the ceremony have been actors Daniel Dae Kim and Every little thing, In all places, All at As soon as co-star Jamie Lee Curtis who gave speeches to honour Hong’s legacy in Hollywood motion pictures.

Flaunting a vibrant purple Hanfu, Hong didn’t make any speeches, as a substitute, he celebrated and soaked up the event with a conventional lion dance efficiency.

“As you’ll be able to see I don’t have any sort of speeches as a result of I’m not that sort of particular person,” he mentioned to the gang.

“I simply come right here, I need to really feel the second, to simply be right here and see individuals who I haven’t seen in a very long time.”

Hong even joined the performers, displaying off martial arts strikes and breaking down in dance.

Kim spoke on the wrestle undertaken by Asian American actors previously breaking into the trade, mentioning his personal challenges breaking in pale compared to Hong’s wrestle climbing up Hollywood at its most unkind to Asian actors.

“I’m equally assured in saying that nobody may have blazed the path the best way that James Hong has,” Kim mentioned throughout his speech.

“At the moment, in the course of the coronary heart of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, it’s solely becoming that we honour somebody who personifies the time period ‘trailblazer.’”

Halloween star Curtis additionally praised Hong’s kindness and beauty claiming that it was lastly time he obtained recognition in Hollywood.

“I don’t understand how I’m going to outlive the day with all these compliments, my head is getting too large.” Hong joked.

The actor’s star is the two,723rd on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, situated at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in entrance of Madame Tussauds.


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