*Actor, producer, comedian, author, and radio host Kevin Hart is the most recent star honored with a foot and handprint in the cement at TCL Chinese Theatre Imax® Forecourt.
Hart joins fellow honorees such as Jessica Chastain, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, directors Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, Ben Stiller and Quentin Tarantino, two-time Oscar® winners Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda, Melissa McCarthy, Stan Lee, Quincy Jones, Sandra Bullock, Jerry Lewis, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Fellow film stars Will Ferrell and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gave remarks at the ceremony.
Hart, who stars in “Jumanji: The Next Level,” from Sony Pictures, which opens today spoke to reporters about the honor and what it meant to him.
“To be acknowledged for what you put your blood, sweat, heart and tears into it’s always a nice thing. It’s always a nice gesture but to be imprinted in the ground with so many other legends and so many other people that have paved the way for so many in this business, that’s another component to it,” said Hart. “I’m humbled and I’m appreciative but it’s something that is going to gradually hit me as time continues to go on.”
The comedian who is still recovering from an accident, in which his car rolled down an embankment after midnight Sept. 1, is still recovering from a major back injury but says he’s now working on “being a little more present and a little more intact with today and not always looking for tomorrow.”
Over the years, Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse, opening 10 films as the at number-one at the box office opening weekend.
“When you talk about what got me here the one thing I can simply say is just perseverance. Determination, hard work, grit and believing in myself,” Hart said. “Self-belief is so important.
Looking for validation from others can prohibit any type of forward progress so if you’re able to take the time to understand you, your values and what you’re capable of you’re already way ahead of the pack.”