Just hours after landing a Golden Globe Awards nomination Thursday, Hugh Jackman received the 2,487th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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He unveiled his sidewalk tribute directly in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood, where a waxwork figure of Jackman as "X-Men" superhero Wolverine is on display. Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried were on hand to applaud their "Les Miserables" co-star, who told reporters he felt like the luckiest man alive.
"It's kind of a surreal day. I'll probably always remember Thursday, December 13, and I think I'm either going straight from here to buy a lottery ticket or to a casino because it just feels like someone is looking down on me in a very nice way at this moment," he told Eonline. "I'm excited. The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars, and if the movie gets nominated (for an Oscar), it'll be nice to get up there and show a little bit of the show to everybody."
And he joked about planning for Dec. 13 for years: "It was about 29 years ago, and I said, 'This is the way it's gonna work,' and I signed a deal -- I won't tell you who it was with."
Jackman plans to turn his new star honor into a therapy site for his kids when they get older, explaining, "Ten years from now when they're remembering all the things I did wrong, it's gonna save a fortune in therapy -- they can come here, graffiti it, stomp on it, spill their soda on it, whatever."
Jackman nabbed a Screen Actors Guild nomination earlier this week for his turn in "Les Miserables."