LOS ANGELES. Ennio Morricone gets his shining star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The composer is the thirteenth Italian to see his name imprinted on Hollywood Boulevard at the No. 2574.
Morricone, the living legend, receives this honor after composing the music for more than 450 films, including the glorious Sergio Leone‘s Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood.
At 87 years old and on the eve of the night which might give him the Oscar for the original score of Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight, Morricone posed for photographers next to his five points brass star, after a ceremony at the presence of Tarantino and the producer Harvey Weinstein.
Before him the previous Italian stars that had the privilege of being in Hollywood history were the sopranos Lucia and Renata Tebaldi, the tenors Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli and Andrea Bocelli, to bass Ezio Pinza, the conductors Arturo Toscanini and Annunzio Paolo Mantovani for the world of music. As for the world of cinema only four artists have been recognized: the director Bernardo Bertolucci, the actresses Anna Magnani and Sophia Loren and actor Rodolfo Valentino.