Movie Mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg Honored in Hollywood

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon with about 24 induction ceremonies annually broadcast around the world.

Eddie Murphy, Jeffrey KatzenbergProducer and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg marked his 40-year career in Hollywood by being immortalized in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theater. One of Tinseltown’s most influential people, the 65-year-old is best known as the head of DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind animated movies “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar.”

Accompanied at the ceremony by actors Eddie Murphy and Jim Parsons, Katzenberg sank his hands and feet into the cement to mark his lengthy career as a pioneering movie maker.

“That’s what all these hand prints and footprints are really all about, the dreams we, in Hollywood, have delivered,” Katzenberg said before plunging his hands into the cement.

Murphy, who has know the producer for 35 years, hailed Katzenberg as a producer with the “heart and spirit” of an artist. “When I knew Jeffrey he had hair,” the actor/comedian joked. “My highest moments in movies have always been connected to this man,” added Murphy who worked with Katzenberg on “Shrek.”

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon with about 24 induction ceremonies annually broadcast around the world. The handprints, footprints and autographs of legendary figures including Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Robert De Niro can be found at the iconic entrance to the Chinese Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard, Calif.

(Pictured:  Katzenberg and Murphy)

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