Hollywood Chamber Honors Eugenio Derbez with Walk of Fame Star
Watch LIVE star ceremony as the Hollywood Chamber honors Eugenio Derbez exclusively on www.walkoffame.comThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Eugenio Derbez with the 2,576th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, March 10, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was dedicated at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Marshalls. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is extremely proud to honor one of the major Latino influencers Eugenio Derbez with a star on the Walk of Fame!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Fans from around the world will be thrilled to see his star and have the opportunity to pose with it.” Thousands of fans showed up for the special day.
Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group and personal friend of Derbez, Joel Villagran.
Celebrities attending the event will be Alessandra Rosaldo, Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Vadhir Derbez, José Eduardo Derbez, Rob Schneider, Karla Souza , Martha Higareda and Consuelo Duval to name a few.
Actor, writer, director and producer Eugenio Derbez is one of the most influential creative forces in Latin America, and is the most recognized actor among the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S. Derbez, is the co-star of the soon-to-be released Sony Pictures film “Miracles from Heaven” opposite Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah which will be released nationwide on March 16th.
His recent feature film “Instructions Not Included” became the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the U.S. and worldwide, and broke numerous box office records everywhere, earning over $100-million. U.S. audiences first became aware of Derbez in English language movies and television shows alongside stars such as Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Eva Mendes and others. Spanish speaking audiences have known him for decades both in his comedy shows and movies as well as the yearly host of the Latin Grammys. He also voiced the role of Donkey in Spanish language version of Shrek.
He is currently preparing his next starring vehicle “How to be a Latin Lover” which he is producing under his banner 3pas Studios for Lionsgate.
Derbez is the star, writer, director and producer of some of the most popular TV shows including “Al Derecho y Al Derbez,” “XHDRBZ,” and “La Familia P. Luche,” which ran from 1994 to 2012 and is one of Univision’s longest running and most successful sitcoms ever. Reruns continue to air every week in Mexico and all over Latin America, and in the U.S. on Univision.
Derbez broke through to English-speaking audiences as a star on the CBS sitcom “Rob!”, and on Broadway in the play “Latinologues” that ran at the Helen Hayes Theater.
As a film actor, Derbez has appeared in a number of successful and critically-acclaimed films including “Sangre de mi Sangre,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007, the indie smash hit “Under the Same Moon,” (“La Misma Luna”), Adam Sandler’s “Jack and Jill,” and “Girl In Progress,” with Eva Mendes. He recently wrapped shooting “Geostorm,” directed by writer and producer Dean Devlin (“Independence Day”), and voiced the role of ‘Rico’ in the upcoming animated feature “Underdogs”.
Derbez recently opened his Los Angeles-based TV and film production company 3Pas Studios. The company has a features first look deal with Lionsgate and Pantelion Films, and a first look TV deal with NBC Universal. As the top comedian/ actor/ director with cross-cultural appeal, Eugenio has collaborated with DishLATINO in the creative development of culturally-relevant Latino advertising and serves as the brand’s spokesperson.
Varietyrecently recognized him as the No. 1 most influential Hispanic male in the world.
Derbez’s work as a philanthropist comprises of animal rights, elderly, disabled children’s care, and cancer awareness. He also donated more than $4-million from his earnings of the movie “Instructions Not Included,” to help victims of hurricanes in Acapulco, where most of the film was shot.
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