A-list star gave encouragement to young actors during his Irish visits
Kevin Spacey has had a long and complicated relationship with Dublin for over 17 years
Kevin Spacey's mangled gangster brogue from Ordinary Decent Criminal may go down as one of the worst Irish accents in celluloid history - but the film saw the now disgraced star form ties in Dublin which led to him returning here at every opportunity over a near 20-year period.
The actor was initially enamoured of Irish people's general reluctance to openly accost major celebrities and described himself as "worshipping the atmosphere, the history, and of course drinking in the company of the world's finest drinkers".
It was the filming of Ordinary Decent Criminal, the ill-thought-out take on the Martin Cahill story, which saw Spacey's first extended stint here in 2000. He lived in Dublin 4, near Lansdowne Road, and frequently drank at Slattery's pub in Beggars Bush.