Hollywood star Al Pacino picked up an honorary patronage of Ireland's prestigious Trinity College in Dublin yesterday (22NOV06). The Dog Day Afternoon actor accepted the honour during his current stint in Ireland, to research playwright/novelist Oscar Wilde for a new documentary. Receiving patronage of the university's Philosophical Society, Pacino said, "My first visit to this country, to this beautiful great city Dublin. It has made the connection to Wilde and Salome more real, more complete. I just want to say thank you for this honour." Philosophical Society president DAIRE HICKEY adds, "He has a huge interest in Oscar Wilde and his play SALOME. He is making a documentary called Salomaybe. He is soaking in the atmosphere and very much loving it."