A Dubliner designed the Oscar award statue
Long before Colin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dublin had direct links to Tinseltown. Most know that the roaring lion in the clip at the start of MGM films was born and reared in Dublin Zoo. But lesser known is the fact that the designer of the infamous Oscar award in 1928 was Dublin-born Cedric Gibbons. And the Oscar goes to…quite a few Dubliners actually – George Bernard Shaw, Barry Fitzgerald, Brenda Fricker and Glen Hansard have all won Oscars, not to mention Daniel Day Lewis (an honorary Dubliner) who lives just down the road in Annamoe, Co. Wicklow.