Why is Vin Diesel getting Hollywood star before Leonardo DiCaprio?

Jun 22, 2011 at 6:25 p.m. ET

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce released a list of the celebrities that will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012, including Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Winslet. Who hasn’t received a star? Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Redford, among others!

Is Vin Diesel a bigger star than Leonardo DiCaprio? It appears the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce thinks so!

Vin Diesel and Leonardo DiCaprio

The Walk of Fame honorees for 2012 have just been announced. "These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 17, 2011 and ratified by the Chamber's Board of Directors," the announcement from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce reads.

Those that will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012 include Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, John Lasseter, Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Adam West, Boyz II Men, David Foster, Vince Gill, Jennifer Lopez, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Vin Diesel.

This is a distinguished and, for the most part, much-deserved list of celebrities to receive a star. However, why have A-list stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino and Robert Redford not yet received a star on the Walk of Fame?

The LA Timesreports there are a number of reasons why hot celebrities do not have a star, including they may not want one! Also, they must be nominated, selected and agree to attend and pay for the ceremony. They must also be "in their field" for at least five years, leaving many Hollywood newcomers off the list.