Hugh Jackman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The 44-year-old actor joked he would use the coveted plaque as a form of "therapy" for his children Oscar, 12, and seven-year-old Ava - who were in attendance for the ceremony alongside the star`s wife Deborra-Lee Furness and his `Les Miserables` co-stars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried - when they get older as he unveiled the square.
He said: "Say 10 years from now, when they`re remembering all the things I did wrong, it`s gonna save a fortune in therapy - they can come here, graffiti it, stomp on it, spill their soda on it, whatever."
Hugh - who also learned yesterday he had been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in `Les Miserables` - planned to leave the ceremony to buy a lottery ticket as he felt it had been such a lucky day for him.
And he was particularly pleased his star is positioned by Madame Tussauds Hollywood, where a waxwork figure of himself as superhero character `Wolverine` is on display.
The actor - who hosted the Academy Awards in 2009 - told E! Online: "It`s kind of a surreal day. I`ll probably always remember Thursday, December 13 and I think I`m either going straight from here to buy a lottery ticket or to a casino because it just feels like someone is looking down on me in a very nice way at this moment.
"I`m excited. The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars and if the movie gets nominated (for an Oscar), it`ll be nice to get up there and show a little bit of the show to everybody."