Matt Dillon in Galway

By Irish America Staff
October / November 2005

Hollywood actor Matt Dillon was recently in Galway for the Arts Festival. He brought a film he is extremely proud of, City of Ghosts. Dillon wrote, directed and stars in the film along with James Caan and Gerard Depardieu.

The movie is about a con man (Dillon) who travels to Cambodia to collect his share from an insurance scam. Since the movie did not do well in the United States, Dillon is bringing it to Ireland in hopes that it will fare better and get a better response from audiences.

“I was in Galway once with a friend. We drove from Dublin to Galway and I really loved the fact that there wasn’t an autobahn or whatever. We had to drive through every town to get here and I really loved that. I know there is a tech boom here, but I really think you have respect for the past and I hope you can retain that.”

Dillon has Irish roots and in the past has spoken to the press about his pride in his heritage ♦

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