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Saturday 26 July 2014

'Jaws' star Richard Dreyfuss reeled in for film festival

Laura Butler

Published 13/01/2014|02:30

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Richard Dreyfus
Richard Dreyfus

OSCAR winner Richard Dreyfuss and filmmaker Terry Gilliam have been lined up to attend the 2014 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

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The Academy Award-winning star of 'Jaws' and the founder of 'Monty Python' will fly into the capital to help celebrate another year of the event, which takes place in February.

The two men will be honoured for their achievements on the silver screen by receiving the festival's Volta Award.

Festival organisers introduced the accolade in 2007 to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film.

Dreyfuss and Gilliam will follow in the footsteps of past recipients such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Sheen, Al Pacino and Danny DeVito.

Dreyfuss will also attend a screening of his latest film 'Cas & Dylan' and participate in a Q&A session with fans.

Gilliam will attend a showing of his latest film 'The Zero Theorem', starring Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry and David Thewlis. It tells of a reclusive computer genius who is working on a theorem to discover the meaning of life.

The festival takes place from February 13 to 23.

Irish Independent

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