Esposito Hot Star on the Sidewalk

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Giancarlo Esposito Hollywood Walk of Fame Photos by Gary McCarthy

Giancarlo Esposito Hollywood Walk of Fame
Photos by Gary McCarthy

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Actor Giancarlo Esposito received the 2,523rd star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honored for a career best known for his Emmy-
nominated portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring on “Breaking Bad.”
“As a child, I walked these streets and I looked at all of these people
that were immortalized here and I never realized that I could be one of
them,” Esposito said in the late-morning ceremony at 6351 Hollywood Blvd.,
across the street from Beso restaurant.
“But it was through the impressions that were made on me and shared
with me by other great lifetime actors, the encouragement, the support that
allowed me to persevere and follow my dream. It was through the support of my
friends and my family that I’m standing here today.”
Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton, who Esposito described as “my oldest
professional friend,” recalled when they first met, in 1981 in Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania, on the set of the military school drama “Taps.”
“There was this really intensely focused, deeply committed actor at the
table read,” Hutton recalled. “We all thought, `Who is this guy?’ Everyone
went around and introduced themselves and he said, `My name is Giancarlo
Esposito.’
“We thought, `Wow, what a name. He better be good with a name like
that.’ Then we saw his work and we were all blown away.”
Hutton called Esposito’s “body of work truly extraordinary.”
“He’s moved and inspired people all over the world and moved and
inspired many, many actors,” Hutton said
“There are often times when I’ve been working and I’ve thought, `I just
can’t figure out what I want to do with this scene.’ I think, `What would
Giancarlo do?”’
Esposito stars on the NBC adventure series “Revolution” as Maj. Tom
Neville, a mild-mannered insurance agent turned ruthless and cunning militia
leader after the world loses all sources of power.
Esposito’s other television credits include “Community,” “Once Upon a
Time,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Law & Order,” “Bakersfield
PD,” “Touched by an Angel” and “Kidnapped.”
Esposito appeared in four films directed by Spike Lee — “Do the Right
Thing,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “School Daze” and “Malcolm X.” He was
nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of a drug dealer in
the 1994 film “Fresh.”
Esposito’s other film credits include “Rabbit Hole,” “The Usual
Suspects,” “Smoke,” “The Last Holiday,” “Sherry Baby,” “Ali,”
“Nothing to Lose,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Bob Roberts,” “King of New
York” and “The Cotton Club.”
Esposito is set to direct the historical drama “Patriotic Treason,”
the story of abolitionist John Brown and portray Frederick Douglass.
Esposito made his Broadway debut as a 10-year-old in the 1968 musical
“Maggie Flynn.” His other Broadway credits include “Sacrilege,” “Seesaw,”
“Merrily We Roll Along,” “Lost in The Stars,” and the 2008 production of
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

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