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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Danny De Vito keeps it in the family on trip to Dublin

Danny Devito arrives at the Mansion house for a special screening of LA Confidential tonight
Danny Devito arrives at the Mansion house for a special screening of LA Confidential tonight

GOLDEN Globe and an Emmy winning actor Danny DeVito is enjoying his trip to Ireland and says he had "relatives the length and breadth of the country.

Tonight he took part in a special screening of 1997 movie 'LA Confidential' with the interior of the Mansion House in Dublin transformed into a film-noir set.

"My great grandfather left Italy heading for America but his brother went to Belfast so I have a lot of family in Ireland.

“They always help if I need anything," said DeVito who is also scouting potential movie locations during his trip here.

His grandfather's brother set up the DeVito ice cream parlour on Dublin's O'Connell Street, and relatives include fashion designer Nina Divito.

DeVito will be presented with the VOLTA, the Dublin Film Festival achievement award, during his trip to Dublin.

The honour comes for a career which saw him make his name as controller Louie De Palma in the hit TV show 'Taxi', and landing film roles from 'One Flew Over the Cuckcoo’s Nest', to 'Batman Returns'

Previous recipients have included Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Paolo Sorrentino.

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