Actor Kevin Spacey has developed such an obsession with singer Bobby Darin, he's commissioned six oil portraits of himself playing the singer in his latest movie.

The Hollywood star - who brings the crooner back to life in Beyond The Sea - modelled for the paintings for over half a year, which ultimately cost him $90,000 (GBP47,360).

Artist WILLIAM QUIGLEY says, "He sat for me for over six months.

"Kevin was very intense as a model. We started off just doing two canvases, one with an open collar and the other in black tie. But then the project mushroomed."

23/12/2004 09:42