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Costner star on Walk of Fame
Kevin Costner
Costner's Dances With Wolves won seven Oscars
US actor Kevin Costner has received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He attended a ceremony at the famous Hollywood Boulevard site opposite the Kodak Theatre, where the Oscars ceremonies are held.

Stars of the entertainment industry are nominated for the prestigious honour, often by their fans, and the ceremony costs $15,000 (9,300).

The Walk of Fame committee ultimately decides who will receive a star but it may take several consecutive nominations before a nominee is finally selected.

Costner directs and stars in his latest film, Open Range, which opens in the US on Friday.

His other films include The Untouchables (1987), Bull Durham (1988), JFK (1991) and Wyatt Earp (1994).

Costner's directorial debut, Dances with Wolves (1990), won seven Oscars out of 12 Oscar nominations, including best film and best director.

Not all of his films have been successful, however. Big budget fantasy film Waterworld was panned by the critics in 1995.

The most recent recipients of the Walk of Fame award include Lionel Ritchie and The Osmonds.

The first Walk of Fame ceremonies first took place in 1960, when 1,558 stars were added.

One or two stars per month now are now added to the famous street.

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