Actor Matthew McConaughey has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The star hailed the honour as a “great moment” in his career as he made a speech in front of a crowd which included “Interstellar” director Christopher Nolan and co-stars Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, his wife Camila Alves and their children Levi, six, Vida, four, and Livingston, 22 months.
“It is a special day for me. This is a great moment in my career and my life…I only saw two or three films before I was 18 years old,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted him as saying.
“I got my first job in Austin, Texas, on a film called ‘Dazed & Confused’. Little did I know it’d turn out to be a career and something that I’ve learned to love and am learning to love even more,” he added.
The 45-year-old went on to express his “pride” in his career and how lucky he feels to enjoy his work so much.
“I am from Texas. We have a home in Texas, but this business and this industry, I feel like it’s a privilege every single day that I get to get up on a Monday morning–I have a career that I look forward to Monday morning, to going to work. That I’m proud to be able to say,” said the actor.
Following the ceremony, McConaughey was seen speaking quietly to his eldest child, and later revealed he had been discussing how it was a “permanent” tribute to his work that the youngster could visit anytime.
McConaughey also said it wasn’t for him to say whether this was a called “high point” of his career, but “it’s a good point”.