Michael Douglas gets emotional as dad Kirk supports him at Walk of Fame ceremony

After 50 years in Hollywood, Michael Douglas finally got his star on the Walk of Fame! 

The 74-year-old actor was honored with a star near the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles on Tuesday, just a few feet from his father, Kirk Douglas' star. Kirk, 101, was in attendance at the event, causing his son to get a little emotional. 

"My dad is here," Michael said, after giving shout-outs to wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and son Cameron. "In a month, Kirk turns 102 years old. So those of you who took the under on him taking 80, you lost a long time ago." 

"It means so much to me, Dad, that you're here today," he continued, tearing up. "I'll say it simply and with all my heart: I'm so proud to be your son." 

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Kirk Douglas pose at the Michael Douglas Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose at the Michael Douglas Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kirk Douglas attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose at the Michael Douglas Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas and Eric McCormack attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Kirk Douglas pose at the Michael Douglas Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: The Kominsky Method cast attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas and Ron Meyer attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas attends the ceremony honoring him with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas Honored With a Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on November 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Douglas attends the ceremony honoring him with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
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Though it's hard to come close to the legend that is Kirk Douglas, Michael has become a Hollywood success in his own right, with a decades-long resume and two Oscars to his name. It's his following in his father's footsteps, however, that speaker -- and Michael's China Syndrome co-star -- Jane Fonda, couldn't help but point out. 

"When I first heard Michael was getting his star, I thought, 'What took so long?' ... especially because he's been so ahead of his time," Fonda said at the podium.

"Michael Douglas and I share something far more specific and unique than acting together... we both come from families referred to by the press as Hollywood royalty. Both of our fathers were movie legends, and thankfully, Kirk Douglas is still with us," she continued. "Stepping into a family business, any family business, is always challenging. Look at the Trumps or the Corleones."

"Carving out your own identity in a world-famous family business is especially difficult when parent and child are the same gender. I believe it was easier for me to follow in my father's footsteps than it was for Michael to follow in his father's footsteps," Fonda noted, joking about Michael having "Spartacus" for a father. "Michael has not only carved out his identity as a great, great actor with tremendous range, but as a great producer as well. He has rightfully been bestowed with all of the awards Hollywood has to offer... and now finally, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."

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Kirk and Anne Douglas through the years
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WARSAW, POLAND - 1 APRIL 1966: A visit of the American actor Kirk Douglas to Warsaw, Poland, on 1st April 1966. Pictured: Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Buydens at the Warsaw airport. (Photo by Wojtek Laski/East News/Getty Images)
Film actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne pose for photographers as they arrive at Tempelhof airport in Berlin, 02 February 1964, for the promotion of his film 'Seven Days in May'. Douglas born in Amsterdam, New York, made his Broadway debut in 1941, served in the US Navy and embarked on a screen career in 1946. His films include Champion (1949), The bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), and Spartacus (1960). From the 1970s Douglas also worked as director. / AFP / DPA / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 1: Kirk Douglas and wife Anne Buydens attend Sixth American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards Honoring Henry Fonda on March 1, 1978 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 09: Americain Film Festival.Kirk Douglas And His Wife Anne In Deauville, France On September 09, 1978 (Photo by Laurent MAOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas and wife Anne Douglas during Friars' Club Salute to Johnny Carson as 'Entertainer of the Year' 1979 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
21st May 1962: American actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the eighth annual Share Inc 'Boomtown Party' where sizable funds were raised for the 'Exceptional Children's Foundation'. (Photo by Nat Dallinger/Keystone/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Film actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne pose for photographers at the London airport, 18 August 1958. Douglas born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, made his Broadway debut in 1941, served in the US Navy and embarked on a screen career in 1946. His films include Champion (1949), The bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956)j, and Spartacus (1960). From the 1970s Douglas also worked as director. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas is embraced by his wife, Anne, in his dressing room after his opening performance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Cort Theater November 13th. Douglas returned to Broadway stage after 17 years of movie stardom.
5th December 1960: Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Budyens arriving in London for the premiere of his new film, 'Spartacus'. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Douglas, Kirk *09.12.1916- (Eigentlich Issur Danielowitsch Demsky) Schauspieler, USA - mit seiner Frau Anne Buydens und seinen Kindern - undatiert (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1967: Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Buydens arrive for a party in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 09: Americain Film Festival.Kirk Douglas And His Wife Anne In Deauville, France On September 09, 1978 (Photo by Laurent MAOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 27: Kirk Douglas and wife Anne Douglas sighted on October 27, 1981 at Elaine's Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas during 30th Anniversary of the Joffery Ballet at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas during 57th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anne Douglas and Kirk Douglas (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas during 43rd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas during Share Boomtown Party at Santa Monica Civic Center in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas during 8th Annual American Cinema Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
370031 02: Kirk Douglas, right, accompanied by his wife Anne, waves to the press while attending the dedication of Kirk Douglas High School May 24, 2000 in Northridge, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Online USA)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: LAX41-20000329-LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES: Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne arrive at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's annual fundraising gala to benefit breast cancer research 28 March 2000 in Los Angeles. US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton received the organization's Women of Courage award. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Jim RUYMEN/jr (Photo credit should read JIM RUYMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Kirk and Anne Douglas arrive. (Photo by Jody Cortes/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Philanthropist Anne Buydens and her husband, actor and Kennedy Center Honors Awards recipient Kirk Douglas, with their son Eric, arrive at the North Portico of the White House to attend a reception, Washington DC, December 4, 1994. (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Getty Images)
51. Berlinale : Champagnerempfang F�r Kirk + Anne Douglas (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Kirk Douglas and wife Anne attend the official dedication of the Los Angeles Mission's new Urban Training Institutute on September 19, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Anne & Kirk Douglas at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Luncheon to benefit Hollywood non-profit organizations and film schools, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday, August 19, 2002. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Kirk Douglas (R) and wife Anne Douglas during It Runs in the Family New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals at Loews Lincoln Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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