Last King of Scotland star Forest Whitaker has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 45-year-old actor won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and a Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the screen adaptation of Giles Foden's book.

Whitaker said that his star on the Walk of Fame represents "where I came from and where I am going and hopefully where I am at right now," at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

The actor made his film debut at the age of 21 in the comedy Fast Times at Ridegmont High, which was followed by a host of other movies such as Platoon and Clint Eastwood's Bird.

He also starred alongside Jodie Foster in the film Panic Room before landing the role of Amin for the Last King of Scotland in 2006.

The movie follows the exploits of a young Scottish doctor, played by James McAvoy, who travels to Uganda to help in a rural hospital, only to encounter Amin, who hits it off with the Scotsman instantly.

17/04/2007 12:44:20