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Hawke's message on Hollywood spot

Ethan Hawke left more than his prints at the spot of his new Hollywood honour.

The Golden Globe-nominated Boyhood star, who was the latest actor to cement his place outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, left a personal message in the cement alongside his prints and name.

It reads as M.I.R.C.L.E - which is thought to stand for his family: daughters Maya and Indiana, wife Ryan, other daughter Clementine, son Leon and himself, Ethan.

Ethan, who wore a burgundy suit at the ceremony, joked: "I'm as honoured as a person could be right now. I haven't prepared what to say, only because it means so much. To be a part of that legacy and be a member of that community is all that I've ever wanted... I'm so excited for the future and I'm so grateful for the past."

The 44-year-old actor was joined by Boyhood filmmaker Richard Linklater, producer Jason Blum and Predestination co-star Sarah Snook, as well as the film's writing and directing brothers, Peter and Michael Spierig.

Richard - who has also worked with Ethan on the Before Sunrise trilogy, The Newton Boys, Waking Life, Tape and Fast Food Nation - said: "It's been my greatest honour and pleasure and the greatest collaborator of my life that anybody could ever have is working with Ethan Hawke eight times."

Ethan, who is up for best supporting actor at the Golden Globes for his role in Boyhood, also referred to the attacks in Paris on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

"We'd be wrong to not mention creative expression today, and I stand in solidarity with everybody in Paris right now, and everybody all over the world who stands for freedom of speech. We are with you and we thank you," he said.

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