Pacino flying in for Irish film honour
LEGENDARY actor Al Pacino will receive a Volta award when he opens the tenth annual Jameson International Film Festival this month.
The Hollywood star and Trinity College patron is set to be honoured by festival organisers when he attends the screening of his Oliver Wilde-inspired documentary Wilde Salome.
Last night Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard received the prestigious award while attending the tenth anniversary party of the film event.
But the actor, who has starred in movies such as Angels And Demons and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is not the only star taking home the award this year.
There were reports that Skarsgard had received the prestigious award instead of Godfather actor Pacino but the Herald can reveal that the actor will also be presented with a Volta award, the festival's career achievement honour, when he officially screens Wilde Salome, marking his third time as director.
A representative from the popular Irish film festival denied claims that Skarsgard had taken the only award and revealed that both actors will receive the honour this month.
"Al Pacino will be getting a Volta award when he comes to Ireland this month for the Jameson International Film Festival. We gave out one to Stellan earlier but we will be presenting Mr Pacino with a Volta.
"It will be presented to him at the screening of his documentary.
"He filmed some of the movie here so it fits to give him the award in Dublin," the spokesperson said.