From Brad Pitt to Beyoncé—These 15 Stars Are Not on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pretty much anyone with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has made it.

Whether a movie, TV or rock star, more than 2,400 celebrities are represented on the famous walkway—but there are a few surprising names missing.

This week, it was announced that the late Carrie Fisher is to be posthumously included in the Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2022 and honored with her own star.

Many fans of the beloved Star Wars legend were shocked to find out that she did not already have one.

In fact, her co-star Mark Hamill has been campaigning for years for her to get one. He himself only got one in 2018.

It's not a simple process. A candidate must be nominated, consent to the nomination and they—or the nominating party— must pay $40,000 for the star. Then the celebrity must pass a thorough examination of their career, awards and charity work.

They also have to attend a public ceremony for the star's unveiling within five years of their nomination.

So who else isn't represented on the Walk of Fame? Quite a few surprising Hollywood heavyweights in fact.


Queen Bey's star is sorely lacking from the Walk of Fame. However, Destiny's Child got one back in 2006 so the 28-time Grammy winner is there in some capacity.

"The Lion King
U.S. singer/songwriter Beyoncé arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at the Dolby theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood. Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood
Director and producer Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The 15:17 To Paris" at Warner Bros. Studios on February 5, 2018 in Burbank, California. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

This legendary actor is said to be totally uninterested in receiving a star despite being nominated multiple times.

Julia Roberts

Similarly, Julia Roberts has also refused her Star but the Pretty Woman actress was nominated again in 2019 so she may claim it in the next few years.

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Julia Roberts speaks onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019, in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The late icon was selected for a star in 1995, but a date was never set for a star-unveiling ceremony.

"It is up to the family and or representatives to connect with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce regarding the issue of a star ceremony," Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame told The Hollywood Reporter.

"We would be open to discussions about setting a date to immortalize the legendary Whitney Houston with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," she added.

Denzel Washington

The Equalizer star is another celebrity who accepted a star but then failed to set a date.

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington arrives at Lapérouse restaurant where a pre-wedding dinner for Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman was to be held on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France. Edward Berthelot/GC Images/Getty

George Clooney

Like Washington, Clooney has not scheduled his unveiling event so his name is surprisingly missing from the Walk of Fame.

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George Clooney ”He kicked off the year in dapper style to accept his first-ever Oscar, but on this cool L.A. evening, George Clooney is movie-star dazzling in an offhanded way: jeans, scuffed Harley motorcycle boots, a black tee and a green rubber bracelet that reads 'Not on Our Watch,' a reference to his activism on behalf of the troubled Darfur region of Sudan”—People, November 15, 2006 MJ Kim/Getty Images

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Oscar-winner appears to be uninterested in a Walk of Fame star and has yet to go through with the nomination process. DiCaprio's Titanic co-star Kate Winslet received a star in 2014.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival on the South Lawn of the the White House on October 3, 2016 in Washington, D.C. MANDEL NGAN//AFP via Getty Images

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has not yet been invited to receive a star on the Walk of Fame but the actor only won his first acting Oscar in 2020 so perhaps a nomination is imminent.

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie

With a stellar career behind her, it seems bizarre that Angelina Jolie does not have her own star on the Walk of Fame but it appears that she has not yet started the rigorous application process.

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Angelina Jolie attends a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's "Maleficent" are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images


The late Prince famously declined an offer of a Star twice with Martinez telling Today: "He just wasn't ready," when approached.

She added to The Wrap: "He was on my wish list, but he felt that it wasn't the right time."

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U.S. singer Prince performs on October 11, 2009 at the Grand Palais in Paris. BERTRAND GUAY/ AFP/Getty


The Queen of pop reportedly turned down a star in the 1990s and hasn't looked back.

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Singer/songwriter Madonna performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty

Al Pacino

The legendary Scarface actor never picked a date for the public ceremony so has never gotten his star.

Al Pacino
Al Pacino attends "The Humbling" premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2014 in Venice, Italy. Annalisa Flori/Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen

Nominees must promise to attend the unveiling ceremony to officially receive their star and the Boss never showed up for his, resulting in a new policy.

"We call it the 'Springsteen policy,'" Martinez revealed to Today.

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during The Rainforest Fund 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Presents "We'll Be Together Again" at Beacon Theatre on December 09, 2019 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rainforest Fund

Christopher Walken

It's hard to believe that Christopher Walken doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Facebook group campaigning for the accolade has even been set up by disgruntled fans.

Christopher Walken poses at the gala presentation for the film "Seven Psychopaths" at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival September 7, 2012. Brett Gundlock/Reuters

James Earl Jones

This veteran actor has yet to be recognized on Hollywood Blvd.

James Earl Jones
Actor James Earl Jones attends the "The Gin Game" Broadway opening night after party at Sardi's on October 14, 2015 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The new additions to the 2022 Walk of Fame include Willem Dafoe and Salma Hayek in the motion picture category.

Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is on the list as well as former child star Macaulay Culkin.

James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa and Tessa Thompson are the other movie stars being honored.

In the TV category, Bob Odenkirk is getting a star after an amazing few years on Better Call Saul as are Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen, Kenan Thompson and more.

The late Nipsey Hussle is also to receive a posthumous star.

Other music stars being honored are the Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte and Martha Reeves.

"The Selection Panel, made up of fellow Walk of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world," said Chair and Walk of Famer Ellen K in a statement.

"The Panel did an amazing job choosing these very talented people. We can't wait to see each honoree's reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood's history with the unveiling of their star on the world's most famous walkway!"

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