Actor James Franco debuted his star on Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame in a ceremony followed by a crowd of curiosity-seekers and where he was accompanied by movie director Sam Raimi and his comedian pal Seth Rogen.

This was star No. 2,492 to be installed on Hollywood Blvd. in front of El Capitan Theater, very close to the ones honoring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

"I wish that I could put a bunch of names on this star because this is a collaborative business," an emotional Franco said.

"The people behind the scenes, the people who have been there for me, all the way through, if I could, I'd put all your names on there. Thank you, and I'll always remember this," the 34-year-old actor said.

Franco was nominated for an Oscar for his work in "127 Hours," and this weekend premieres "Oz the Great and Powerful," directed by Raimi. EFE