Actor George Hamilton saviors the moment after accepting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on August 12, 2009. Hamilton, who received the 2,388th star during an unveiling ceremony attended by friends, fans and family members, also celebrated his 70th birthday. UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen | License Photo
NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor George Hamilton says since turning 70 he has noticed he is referred to as an "icon" more often than simply an "aging actor."
The "Where the Boys Are" actor, who turned 70 last week, said with his advanced age has come film "icon" status, the origins of which will be on display in the upcoming new film "My One and Only," the New York Post said Sunday.
"People start to think of you as an 'icon' instead of an 'aging actor,'" Hamilton said.
"Only," which is due out on Friday, follows Hamilton's life as a child with actor Logan Lerman taking on the role of a young Hamilton.
The film stars actress Renee Zellweger as Hamilton's mother and actor Mark Rendall as the actor's brother.
Hamilton told the Post that after seeing the film for a second time, he broke down emotionally because of the film's take on his mother as a parent fighting for her children.
"The first time I saw the movie, I was looking at it as an actor, from a technical perspective. How did they do the camerawork, the lighting -- there are little faults here and there," he said. "The second time I saw the movie, I was overcome."