Breen meets Hollywood Legend at Volta Award Ceremony

March 10th, 2014 - Pat Breen

jdiff_6_1488The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is taking place in Dublin from the 13th February 2014 to the 23rd February 2014. (photograph courtesy of Pat Redmond)
As part of the Festival, the United States Charge d’affaires Stuart Dwyer hosted at reception at the American Embassy in Dublin, to which, Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen T.D. was invited to attend.
At the reception, American Actor Richard Dreyfuss was honoured and received a Volta Award. The Festival introduced the Volta Award in 2007, in order to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film. Previous recipients include Gabriel Byrne and Daniel Day Lewis, Martin Sheen, Al Pacino and Danny De Vito (in 2013).

On the night, the award was presented to Richard Dreyfuss by Irish Film Director Jim Sheridan. Jim Sheridan is a six-time Academy Award nominee and his best known films include My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, the Field and In America.

Richard Dreyfuss is one of films most critically acclaimed actors and he is best remembered for his outstanding performance in the Stephen Spielberg blockbuster Jaws, which set the template for further horror movies. Some of his other best known movies include American Graffiti, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Goodbye Girl. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for Goodbye Girl and was nominated in 1995 for Mr Holland’s Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Awards by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries categories.

His latest film, ‘Cas & Dylan’ is being screened as part of the Jameson Film Festival.