3:00 pm EST, November 13, 2015

‘Harry Potter’ director Chris Columbus presents Dan Radcliffe with a star on the Walk of Fame

It's a full circle moment :')

By Andrew Sims | Edited by Donya Abramo

Congratulations are in order for Dan Radcliffe, who yesterday received his very own star on Hollywood’s world renowned Walk of Fame.

Radcliffe receive the honor while on a media blitz for Victor Frankenstein, which opens in theaters next weekend.

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Touchingly, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone director Chris Columbus (pictured above left; also pictured is Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick) was invited to speak at the ceremony. It’s a big deal, because Chris was the one who discovered Dan.

His presence at today’s event is a full-circle moment of sorts.

“As you can imagine there was a tremendous amount of pressure to find Harry Potter. We struggled for a while,” said Chris of casting Dan.

Dan was found after the director saw him in the TV mini-series David Copperfield. “I was completely mesmerized by your screen presence,” he said to Dan. “By how much [you] brought to the screen at such a young age. You had all those qualities of Potter, the haunted, sort of torn qualities in a kid. I became obsessed with casting you in the movie.”

“We did a screen test, and I was validated when J.K. Rowling saw the screen test and said ‘Daniel Radcliffe is the face I had in mind when I was creating Harry Potter.'”

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Dan and Chris shared an adorable hug to celebrate the occasion:

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Oh, how far we’ve come from when they were working together on Philosopher’s Stone in the very early 2000’s:

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You’re a Walk of Famer, Harry!

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