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Richard Dreyfuss

FULL NAME Richard Stephen Dreyfuss
BORN 29 October 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA
ASSOCIATION

Actor

NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 165 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 12 (10)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.85

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

RATING

1967 The Graduate Berkeley Student (uncredited)  
1973 American Graffiti Curt Henderson

1975 Jaws Matt Hooper

1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Roy Neary

1977 The Goodbye Girl Elliot Garfield

1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Dave Whiteman

1986 Stand By Me The Writer  
1990 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead The Player

1990 Postcards from the Edge Dr. Frankenthal

1994 Silent Fall Dr. Jake Rainer

2006 Poseidon Richard Nelson

2008 W. Dick Cheney

 

PORTRAIT

Dreyfuss was a highly unlikely movie star for a short period of time from the mid 1970s until the 1980s. His everyday persona and dramatic talent made him easily identifiable, and he often played sympathetic but frustrated characters. After breaking through in George Lucas' American Graffiti, he found mainstream success in the two Steven Spielberg classics Jaws (1975) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), before winning an Academy Award for Best Actor for Herbert Ross' The Goodbye Girl in 1978. A fast visible aging and a demand for a different leading man led to fewer good roles for Dreyfuss during the 1980s and 1990s, but he received rave reviews for Mr. Holland's Opus in 1995.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards

1978

  Best Actor for The Goodbye Girl

1996

 

Nominated for Best Actor for Mr. Holland's Opus

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