The Inglourious Basterds star unveiled his star in December (14), but he confesses it wasn't where he'd dreamed it would be when he first visited Hollywood Boulevard years ago.

"I'm a big admirer of Keaton's, apart from the fact that we share the same birthday," he says. "I saw that the star next to Buster Keaton's was empty, and I noticed on the other side of Keaton's star was Peter Lorre's. I jokingly said, 'Oh, that one between Keaton and Lorre, that's got to be my star...'

"The next time I came across it, the star was taken. That was my star!"

But he's not too sore about the placement of his new star, outside longtime Hollywood hang-out Musso & Frank Grill, adding, "It's my favourite restaurant in L.A., so I'm quite happy with that."