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Dreyfuss heads for Dublin film festival

HOLLYWOOD star Richard Dreyfuss and Monty Python's Terry Gilliam will be two of the key festival guests at this year's Jameson International Film Festival.

Dreyfuss, probably best known for his role of Hooper in Steven Spielberg's classic blood bath film Jaws, will be the star attraction at the screening of his latest film, Cas & Dylan.

The 66-year-old actor will also attend the Jameson Cult Film Club interactive screening of Jaws.

The cult film is sure to pull in big crowds and festival organisers may need to start looking for a bigger boat and alternative venue to the Tivoli Theatre. Quirky comic and gifted filmmaker Gilliam will bring his latest film, The Zero Theorem, to the festival.

Starring Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry and David Thewlis.

The film tells of a reclusive computer genius who is working on a theorem to discover the meaning of life.


The two men will also be presented with a Volta Award – which celebrates individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film. Last year, Danny DeVito and Tim Roth were the two guest attendees.

They caused quite a stir, particularly DeVito, who tweeted a picture of his so called 'troll foot' during a Q&A session.

"I tweet my foot," he said at the time. "I have troll foot and I just bring him out every once in a while." Talk about Hollywood glamour. Hopefully Gilliam and Dreyfuss will bring a bit more sparkle.

The 12th annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from February 13 to 23 and will open with the Irish premiere of John Michael McDonagh's Calvary at the Savoy Cinema.

Brendan Gleeson, McDonagh, Chris O'Dowd, Dylan Moran, Aidan Gillen and Sherlock Holmes actress Kelly Reilly will all walk the red carpet.

"I believe 2014 is going to be a vintage year for Irish cinema," Jameson Film Festival director Grainne Humphries said.