Danny will be in Dublin to attend the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013, at which he will be presented with the VOLTA, the festival career achievement award. The Volta awards are named after Ireland’s first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre, which was established by James Joyce in 1909 on Dublin’s Mary Street. Previous recipients have included Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Paolo Sorrentino.
Danny has a long, fun, and illustrious career. One of his most loved roles was that of Louie De Palma in the hit TV sitcom Taxi (1978 – 1983). He returned to the small screen in 2006 to star in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006 – 2012).
It is not only on the small screen that he has made his mark, he has an awesome and varying film career which includes roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Batman Returns, Twins, Throw Momma Off The Train, Terms Of Endearment, The War of The Roses franchise, and far too many more to mention.
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013 will take place from 14-24th February 2013. Season Tickets are currently available from the festival website at an early bird rate of €195, and will give holders the opportunity to watch an unlimited amount of the very best in Irish and international cinema with advanced booking, as well as walk the red carpet with the stars and attend after-show parties. Vouchers are also available from the website JDIFF.com and make perfect presents for movie-loving family and friends.
Here is one of my all time favourite clips of Mr Danny DeVito – his guest spot in the final season of Friends (sorry couldn’t find the English version!).
Here’s a clip from that same episode that didn’t make it
And because he is here for the film festival, below is one of my favourite Danny DeVito films – Twins. There are rumours that there is going to be a sequel called Triplets, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Maybe Danny can let us know when he is here in February!