Ten celebrities who deserve the Walk of Fame more than Tinker Bell(10 images)
Tinker Bell, the fictional character from the "Peter Pan" books and films, recently received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As superficial of an honor as it may seem, the actual list of previous honorees is bizarre not just because of who else has been honored, but because of who hasn't.
"Dirty Harry." "The Good the Bad and the Ugly." "Unforgiven." "Letters from Iwo Jima." One would think that an individual with as lengthy, prestigious and popular a list of films would be a lock for a star on the Walk of Fame, but Eastwood, as always, goes against the gradient. The reason? None given, he's just merely declined.
Going from the role of heartthrob to serious filmmaker (we doubt anyone saw the likes of "Syriana" and "Michael Clayton" coming from the lead from "Batman & Robin"), George Clooney simply doesn't want to spend the required time to have a star planted into the sidewalk.
It's hard to reminisce about the 90's without at least one stray thought wandering toward Julia Roberts. The superstar actress, despite her recent step back from the spotlight in favor of smaller, more artsy films, gave the same reason Clint Eastwood has for not having a star. She simply doesn't want one.
Perhaps Judi Dench is content with a star on the British Walk of Fame, upon which she was honored in 2005. Or maybe she's still trying to figure out why she signed on to star in 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick."
Love him or hate him (for which the split is probably 2-98) David Lynch has been a persistently original director, whose vision, as bizarre as it may be, has had profound influence. Our best guess as to why he lacks a star? The committee wouldn't allow him to twist and contort his into a disturbing, emasculating symbol of post-industrial angst.
Shrek has a star. Has a Shrek film ever made anybody bawl like a child out of sheer adoration for the characters? Will Shrek be remembered as anything other than an infantile, culturally-outdated franchise? No and no. Call us biased, but Buzz and Woody deserve a star.