Job Actor
Years active 1964-present
Top Roles Harold Webster, Boarding House Resident, Assistant Stage Manager, Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu, Baby Face Nelson
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 2020, Richard Dreyfuss was 73 years old.



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

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
Suffered a well-publicized drug problem in the early 1980s.

Passed on two sequels from films he made in the early/mid seventies: "American Graffiti" and "Jaws"... the sequels being "More American Graffiti" and "Jaws 2", both which came out in the late seventies. In each sequel his character is briefly mentioned as being away in a region with a cold climate... his "American Graffiti" character "Curt" is in Canada and his "Jaws" character "Hooper" is on an expedition in Alaska. In both sequels most of the original cast has returned to reprise their roles. Also, each original film was directed by two groundbreaking filmmakers, George Lucas and Steven Speilberg (both making their mark in the industry); and both sequels were directed by another director.

Has three children with Jeramie Rain: daughter Emily (b. November 1983), sons Benjamin (b. June 1986) and Harry Spencer (b. August 1990).

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