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Penelope Cruz Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Penelope Cruz became the first Spanish performer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

In anticipation of the release of her new film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” in theaters May 20, 2011, Penelope Cruz received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 1, in front of the El Capitan Theatre, 6834 Hollywood Boulevard. She became the first Spanish performer to receive this honor – the 2,436th star to be placed on the Walk of Fame.

Cruz was accompanied in the ceremony by husband Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp, her co-star in the new installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga.

The 36-year-old Cruz wore a form-fitting purple tube dress just two months after giving birth to her son Leonardo, and was presented the award by Rob Marshall, director of “On Stranger Tides.”

An Academy Award® winner Penelope Cruz has proven herself to be one of the most versatile actresses by playing a variety of compelling characters, and most recently, becoming the first actress from Spain to be nominated and to win an Oscar®.

The winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” gave thanks to filmmaker Ted Demme, Fernando Trueba, Pedro Almodovar, Woody Allen, Bigas Lunas and Cameron Crowe for all that she has learned from them over the years, before referring to her personal life.

The star of such films as “Volver” (To Return), “Carne Tremula” (Live Flesh), “Todo Sobre Mi Madre” (All About My Mother) and “Abre los Ojos” (Open Your Eyes) said that she has more than fulfilled her childhood dream – to earn her living as an actress.

She joked during the ceremony that when she came to the United States she spoke no English and could only say two phrases: “How are you?” and “I want to work with Johnny Depp.”

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is the fourth entry in the blockbuster franchise which has already reaped $2.7 billion in worldwide box office from the previous three films, and the first to be filmed and presented in Disney Digital 3D™.

“On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.

9 Comments on Penelope Cruz Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  1. davao wedding photographer // April 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm //

    ..well,, she deserve it. to receive the walk of fame..!

  2. alex g: How would you equate a Decline in Ads, Cheap Awards, Flop Movie Gross & Poor Artists' Endorsements, from a high ratings (daw!?!?!?!?1?) claimed by gozon? // April 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm //

    Cheating & Data Tampering, Desperate Publicity, Mind Conditioning, Mislead Info’s, Rating Manipulations, etc.
    😎

  3. alex g: Did you know that gma7 was always the first channel that SIGNS-OFF the tv? And terminated by KBP for Television Code violations? Did you also know that AGB Nielsen Media Research has a pending case here & abroad? // April 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm //

    Early Signing-Off, Cost Cutting, Debt Increase & Financial Crisis.
    Words that best describes gma.
    😎

  4. alex g: What happened to the Titan Plugs of gma? I think that's what you called, "KARMA". As usual, yung "Halo-Halo Summer Plugs", basura ulit. // April 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm //

    Pag d gawang gma, minsan nag re-rate.
    Pag gawang gma, basurang-basura.
    😎

  5. alex g: gma artists/shows are equipped with Very Poor Acting Skills. Kaya dinadaan na lang sa mga effects & fighting pose, para mairaos man lang ang basurang show at pagtakpan ang mga malalamyang pag-arte (how stupid). // April 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm //

    Boboserye, Flopserye, Peryaserye, Pornoserye, O.A.serye, T.H.serye, etc.
    Practice Drama – tatak gma.
    😎

  6. alex g: Kapit-Tuko tlga si gozon sa ratings, (as usual pag PANIC time). TALUNAN kasi sa lahat ng bagay, mapa Ads, Awards, Movies, Endorsements & Recognitions. Hay, tsk! tsk! tsk! tsk! Walang kadala-dala. // April 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm //

    Weakness tlga ng gma ang lumaban ng patas.
    😎

  7. alex g: AM/FM Programs, Balance Programming, Daytime/Primetime Shows, Foreign Programs, News Channel/Program, Promos, Regional Network Events, Sports, Station ID, TV Format, Timeslot, etc. (kinopya lahat ng gma). // April 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm //

    Konting Delicadeza naman gozon.
    😎

  8. alex g: "Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyonan, walang kasinungalingan, walang bahid pulitika, serbisyong totoo lang", Dahil d natutulog ang balita, BAYARAN niyo kami para gumawa ng commercials 24 oras". // April 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm //

    gma is coward of getting involve in politics. that’s why they tend to engage in barangay matters.
    that’s gma.
    😎

  9. alex g: Valentines Box Office King daw, ni wala nga kasabay na Filipino movie eh, 44.26M in 3 weeks lang!? (as compared to BULONG with 67.27M). May "Divine Intervention" pa raw, sabi ni mother lily (how stupid). // April 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm //

    “Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito”.
    -lily monteverde (how stupid).
    😎

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