Speaking at yesterday's unveiling, Michael Sheen reminisced about a visit by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to the village where he grew up.
"It was the same beach that I built my boyhood sandcastles and learnt to flailingly swim... it was that beach that one legendary day Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor descended like gods from Olympus... in a helicopter!"
"They stepped out swathed in luxurious fur coats - it was the Seventies - and walked among us for too short a time".
Richard Burton is finally to be given a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - almost three decades after his death.
The star will be awarded the accolade on St David's Day and it'll be next to Elizabeth Taylor - the woman he married twice.
Dean Thomas reports.
Welsh film icon Richard Burton is to be given a posthumous place on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The accolade comes almost three decades after his death, with the ceremony taking place on St David's Day.
"I'm delighted with the news, particularly for the family" says Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis.
"The family have long felt that Richard ought to have this recognition, and in a way Hollywood is catching Wales up"
"He was a remarkable performer".
News that Richard Burton is to be given a star on the Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles was confirmed today by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
It follows a campaign by the Western Mail newspaper, led by Welsh business academic Professor Dylan Jones-Evans.
Welsh film icon Richard Burton is to be given a posthumous place on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame almost three decades after his death.
He'll be honoured on St David's Day.
His name will be next to Elizabeth Taylor's, whom he married twice.