Job Actor
Years active 1964-present
Top Roles Harold Webster, Boarding House Resident, Assistant Stage Manager, Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater, Roy Neary
Top GenresDrama, Film Adaptation, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
Top TopicsGangsters, Period Piece, Aviation
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Richard Dreyfuss Overview:

Actor, Richard Dreyfuss, was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus on Oct 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY. As of December 2021, Richard Dreyfuss was 74 years old.

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Richard Dreyfuss was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning for Best Actor for The Goodbye Girl (as Elliot Garfield) and The Goodbye Girl (as Elliot Garfield) in 1977 and 1977 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1977Best ActorThe Goodbye Girl (1977)Elliot GarfieldWon
1995Best ActorMr. Holland's Opus (1995)Glenn HollandNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Richard Dreyfuss Facts
While filming Moon Over Parador in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1987, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.

In "The Buddy System" (1984), he played a mentor to Wil Wheaton's character in Wheaton's first film. Two years later, he played an adult version of Wheaton's character in "Stand by Me.".

In Stakeout (1987), his and Emilio Estevez's characters were quoting famous movie lines. Estevez said "This was no boating accident!" referring to Dreyfuss's character in Jaws (1975).

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