HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris was surrounding today by some of his leading ladies, including his actress-wife Amy Madigan, as he received the 2,546th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Acting has been a source of deep fulfillment and meaning to me, so I thank you for recognizing that I have done it pretty well, at least up to now,” he said.
Actresses Holly Hunter, Glenne Headley and Marcia Gay Harden, who Harris directed to her Oscar-winning performance in the 2000 biopic “Pollock,” were on hand for the ceremony, which coincided with the release of the actor’s latest film, “Run All Night.”
Andy Garcia, who co-stars with Harris in the upcoming science fiction action film “Geostorm,” also attended the ceremony in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Born Nov. 28, 1950, in Englewood, New Jersey, and raised in Tenafly, Harris graduated from CalArts. Early in his career, he appeared on such television series as “Gibbsville,” “Delvecchio,” “The Rockford Files,” “David Cassidy — Man Undercover,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Lou Grant,” “CHiPs” and “Hart to Hart.”
Harris made his film debut in the 1978 thriller “Coma.” He became well-known through his portrayal of John Glenn in the 1983 film on the Mercury astronauts, “The Right Stuff.”
Harris received the first of his three nominations for best supporting actor in 1996 for his role as NASA flight director Gene Kranz in “Apollo 13.”
He also received nominations in the category in 1999 for “The Truman Show” and 2003 for “The Hours.” He received a best actor Oscar nomination in 2001 for his title role in “Pollock.”
Harris’ other film credits include “Places in the Hart,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Firm,” “A History of Violence” and “The Abyss.”
Harris received Emmy nominations for his work in the 2005 HBO miniseries “Empire Falls” and the premium cable service’s 2012 made-for-television movie “Game Change,” in which he portrayed Sen. John McCain.