Actor, director, writer and cartoonist Horatiu Malaele got his star on the Bucharest Walk of Fame. Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu, was among the event attendees. “As a comedy actor, he (Horatiu Malaele) knows very well that the smile brings light, relaxation on the man’s face and soul. For him, laughter starts with the fine smile caused by a mere joke to the caustic one born from the indignation of the world’s great comedians in the face of the unresolved contradictions of human existence. He is always active, inventive. A wizard, unassuming artist that conquers a hall thru his mere presence. He has humor and improvises all the time. I’m honored that he accepted the invitation to resume the ‘Bridge ‘performance and stage ‘Lautrec at Bordello’ at Metropolis Theater. Horatiu’s humor has the power to summarize human sadness, but also its beauty, poetry and sensibility, and this is exactly why he belongs to the few great comedians of this world. It is an honor for me, as a director, actor and friend, to give him a star on the Walk of Fame,” said Metropolis Theater Director George Ivascu. Walk of Fame is a cultural project originated by the Metropolis Theater, Bucharest City Hall and the Cocor Store, which hosts the stars of the best known Romanian film and theater artists, a sign of appreciation for Romanian cultural values. The Bucharest Walk of Fame was inaugurated in January 2011. The Walk of Fame starts in Bucharest’s Time Square bear the names of such great personalities as – Florin Piersic, Victor Rebengiuc, Radu Beligan, Amza Pellea (post-mortem) Stefan Iordache (post-mortem), Maia Morgenstern, Alexandru Tocilescu, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Ileana Stana-Ionescu, Sebastian Papaiani, Ion Caramitru, Draga Olteanu Matei, Mircea Albulescu, Mariana Mihut, Marin Moraru, Iurie Darie – as well as the “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theatrical Art and Cinematography in Bucharest.