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Full nameRichard Stephen Dreyfus
Know asRichard Dreyfuss, Dreyfuss, Richard
Birth placeBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth dateOctober 29, 1947
Age69 years, 2 month, 14 days
Star signScorpio
WorkAwards for Richard Dreyfuss
Height5' 5" (1.65 m)
SpouseJeramie Rain (divorced), Janelle Lacey (divorced), Svetlana Erokhin
Siblings* Lorin Dreyfuss , * Natalie Dreyfuss

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Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Goodbye Girl.Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl (1977), and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries categories.
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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Othello1979VideoIago
The Big Fix1978Moses Wine
The Goodbye Girl1977Elliot Garfield
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977Roy Neary
The Sentinel1977Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
Victory at Entebbe1976TV MovieColonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
Jaws1975Matt Hooper
Inserts1975Boy Wonder
The Second Coming of Suzanne1974Clavius
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz1974Duddy
Me1973TV MovieGreg
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1973TV SeriesTony Injijikian
American Graffiti1973Curt
Dillinger1973Baby Face Nelson
Catch-221973TV MovieCapt. John Yossarian
A Touch of Grace1973TV SeriesDonald
Gunsmoke1973TV SeriesGearshon Gorofsky
Mod Squad1970-1973TV SeriesCaleb Dunne / Curtis Bell
The Shadow of a Gunman1972TV MovieTommy Owen
Two for the Money1972TV MovieMorris Gap
You Are There1971TV SeriesRiggs
The Young Lawyers1971TV SeriesMike Chester
Room 2221970TV SeriesStan Siebert
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1970TV SeriesDr. Ralph Tolliver
The New People1969TV SeriesDr. Owen Rudd
Hello Down There1969Harold Webster
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir1969TV SeriesMark Finley
The Felony Squad1969TV SeriesHerbie Aroon
Judd for the Defense1968TV SeriesLarry Corning
The Young Runaways1968Terry
The Graduate1967Boarding House Resident (uncredited)
Valley of the Dolls1967Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
The Second Hundred Years1967TV SeriesBen Jr.
Hey, Landlord1967TV SeriesHarold / Warren
That Girl1967TV SeriesJohnny Arthur
Occasional Wife1967TV SeriesRudolph
The Big Valley1967TV SeriesLud Akely
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1966TV SeriesGlen
Bewitched1966TV SeriesRodney
Gidget1966TV SeriesNorman
Ben Casey1965TV Series
Karen1964TV SeriesDavid Rowe III
Asher2017/IIpre-productionAvi
Shots Fired2017TV Series post-productionArlen Cox
Madoff2016TV Mini-SeriesBernie Madoff
The Killers: Dirt Sledding2015Video short
Your Family or Mine2015TV SeriesLouis
Zipper2015George Hiller
Squatters2014VideoDavid
Caserta Palace Dream2014ShortVanvitelli
Killing Winston Jones2014Winston Jones
Cas & Dylan2013Dr. Cas Pepper
Paranoia2013/IFrank Cassidy
Very Good Girls2013Danny
Coma2012TV Mini-SeriesProfessor Hillside
Lone Star Trixie2011ShortVirgil
Parenthood2011TV SeriesGilliam T. Blount
Weeds2010TV SeriesWarren Schiff
RED2010Alexander Dunning
Piranha 3D2010Matt Boyd
Family Guy2009-2010TV SeriesRichard Dreyfuss / Narrator
The Lightkeepers2009Seth Atkins / Bascom
Leaves of Grass2009Pug Rothbaum
My Life in Ruins2009Irv
Happiness Isn't Everything2009TV MovieJerry Hamburger
W.2008/IDick Cheney
Signs of the Time2008/IDocumentaryNarrator
Tin Man2007TV Mini-SeriesMystic Man
Ocean of Fear2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Poseidon2006Richard Nelson
Copshop2004TV MovieLeonard Manzo
Silver City2004Chuck Raven
Coast to Coast2003TV MovieBarnaby Pierce
The Education of Max Bickford2001-2002TV SeriesMax Bickford
The Day Reagan Was Shot2001TV MovieAlexander Haig
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys2001VideoScoop the Snowman (voice)
Who Is Cletis Tout?2001Micah Tobias
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories2001Antonio Bolivar
The Crew2000Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
Fail Safe2000TV MoviePresident
Lansky1999TV MovieMeyer Lansky
Krippendorf's Tribe1998Krippendorf
Oliver Twist1997TV MovieFagin
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon1997TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Mad Dog Time1996Vic
Night Falls on Manhattan1996Sam Vigoda
James and the Giant Peach1996Centipede (voice)
Mr. Holland's Opus1995Glenn Holland
The American President1995Senator Bob Rumson
The Last Word1995Larry
The Great Battles of the Civil War1994TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
Silent Fall1994Dr. Jake Rainer
Another Stakeout1993Chris Lecce
Lost in Yonkers1993Louie Kurnitz
Lincoln1992TV MovieWilliam Tecumsah Sherman (voice)
American Experience1992TV Series documentaryNarrator
Prisoner of Honor1991TV MovieCol. Picquart
What About Bob?1991Dr. Leo Marvin
Once Around1991Sam Sharpe
Postcards from the Edge1990Doctor Frankenthal
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead1990The Player
Always1989Pete Sandich
Let It Ride1989Jay Trotter
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortRichard Dreyfuss (uncredited)
Moon Over Parador1988Jack Noah President Alphonse Simms
Nuts1987Aaron Levinsky
Stakeout1987Chris Lecce
Tin Men1987Bill 'BB' Babowsky
Stand by Me1986The Writer
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986Dave Whiteman
The Buddy System1984Joe
Whose Life Is It Anyway?1981Ken Harrison
The Competition1980Paul Dietrich

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lightkeepers2009executive producer
Copshop2004TV Movie executive producer
Duel: Hamilton vs. Burr2004TV Movie documentary producer
Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington2001TV Movie documentary producer
The Education of Max Bickford2001TV Series producer
Oliver Twist1997TV Movie co-producer
Quiz Show1994executive producer
Prisoner of Honor1991TV Movie producer
Once Around1991co-producer
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentary producer
The Big Fix1978producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Life in Ruins2009performer: "Blue Skies" 1926
James and the Giant Peach1996performer: "That's The Life", "Family", "Eating The Peach"
Mr. Holland's Opus1995performer: "STOUTHEARTED MEN", "I KNOW AN OLD LADY", "BEAUTIFUL BOY"
Once Around1991performer: "Fly Me to the Moon"
Always1989"Garryowen", uncredited
The Big Fix1978performer: "Animal Fair", "We Shall Not Be Moved", "L'Internationale"
Saturday Night Live1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Goodbye Girl1977performer: "How About You?" 1941 - uncredited
Jaws1975performer: "Show Me The Way To Go Home" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Present Tense, Past Perfect1995TV Short
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentary
Romp!!!1968TV Special

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Present Tense, Past Perfect1995TV Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inserts1975production associate

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jaws: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary special thanks
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road2002special thanks
Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me2000Video documentary short special thanks
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentary thanks
Apt Pupil1998special thanks
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Citizen Rocky2016DocumentaryHimself
Classic Hollywood Cinemas2016DocumentaryHimself
PoliticKING with Larry King2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1978-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2016TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Roske on Politics2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHimself - Founder, The Dreyfuss Initiative / Himself
Portrait from a Set2014Documentary shortVanvitelli
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Yulia: The One Who Never Broke Down2014Documentary shortNarrator
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Milius2013DocumentaryHimself
Affairs Across America: The Ashley Madison Story2012DocumentaryHimself
Casting By2012DocumentaryHimself
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts2012TV SeriesHimself
Naked Science2011TV Series documentaryNarrator
Shakespeare High2011DocumentaryHimself
Weekend Today2011TV SeriesHimself
The Jeffrey Henderson Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Gentleman Gangster2010Documentary voice
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jaws: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Renegade: Confessions of a Radical Humanist2009DocumentaryHimself
SAG Foundation Conversations2009TV SeriesHimself
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale2009Documentary shortHimself
70's Fever2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
2008 Britannia Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
America Betrayed2008DocumentaryHimself
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo2007DocumentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler2007TV Movie documentaryHost / Voice of Gustav Mahler
18 in '082007Documentary shortHimself
The Shark Is Still Working2007DocumentaryHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Neil Simon2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
Shipmate's Diary2006Video documentary shortHimself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage2006Video shortHimself
Poseidon: Upside Down2006Video shortHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Unsung2006DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Central Park2005TV Movie documentaryRichard Dreyfus
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV SpecialHimself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
The First Amendment Project: No Joking2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daily Politics2004TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Coast to Coast: Behind the Scenes2004Video shortHimself
Citizen Stan2004DocumentaryNarrator
Question Time2004TV SeriesHimself
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope2004Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Duel: Hamilton vs. Burr2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Biography1997-2004TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Actor
TR: An American Lion2003TV Movie documentaryTheodore Roosevelt (voice)
The John Garfield Story2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
Frankl's Choice2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Manassas: End of Innocence2002Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
CBS Cares2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Devil's Island: Hell on Earth2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington2001TV Movie documentaryHost
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'2001Video documentaryHimself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHimself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
In Search of Peace2001DocumentaryYitzhak Rabin (voice)
Inside the Actors Studio2000TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood, D.C.2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHimself
Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me2000Video documentary shortHimself / Narrator
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself
HARDtalk1999TV SeriesHimself
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'American Graffiti'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Clive James Show1998TV SeriesHimself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th1998TV SpecialHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Past Winner (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
Great American History Quiz1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee: Actor
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHimself (segment "Liberian Girl")
In the Teeth of Jaws1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Search of Hamlet1997TV Movie documentary
Life and Times1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
In the Wild1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Gordon E. Sawyer Award
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Scenes from Everyday Life1995DocumentaryHimself
The Universal Story1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentaryHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1995TV MovieHimself
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Schindler's List' Film Clip
Brokaw Reports: 58 Days1992TV MovieHimself
The 46th Annual Tony Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Class of the 20th Century1992TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The 5th Commitment to Life Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Performer
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual Rudolph Valentino Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Winner
American Chronicles1990TV Series documentaryNarrator
Steven Spielberg: An American Cinematheque Tribute1989TV MovieHimself - Speaker
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Wogan1989TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 31988TV SeriesHimself
Citizen Steve1987Documentary shortHimself - Jedediah
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHimself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentaryHost
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson1987TV MovieHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award
Great Performances1987TV SeriesHimself
The Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual Humanitarian Awards Honoring Anatoly Scharansky1987TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief1986/ITV SpecialHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
An American Portrait1985TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction1984TV Movie documentaryactor 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Saturday Night Live1978TV SeriesHimself - Host / Roy Neary / Various
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Amazing Miss Cummings: An Actress at Work and Play1977Documentary shortHimself - Interviewee
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Goodbye Girl'1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Treffpunkte1976TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1976TV SeriesHimself
Lily1975TV Special
Romp!!!1968TV SpecialHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Basement2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / President
Movie Guide2013TV Series
No2012/IHimself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryMatt Hooper (uncredited)
Don't Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Piranha 3D'2011VideoHimself
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentaryDoctor Frankenthal (uncredited)
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryMatt Hooper / Himself
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHooper
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryHooper
80s, El Soundtrack de una Generación2006DocumentaryHimself
The Dish on Dolls2006Video shortStagehand in Valley of the Dolls
Biography2005TV Series documentaryElliot Garfield
MythBusters2005TV Series documentaryMatt Hooper
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Close Encounters: Proof of Alien Contact2000Video documentaryHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Best of the Fest: Feature FilmL.A. Comedy Film Festival and Screenplay CompetitionBest ActorCas & Dylan (2013)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role on TelevisionWeeds (2005)
2010Lifetime Achievement AwardCalifornia Independent Film Festival
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
2000Lifetime Achievement AwardHollywood Film Awards
1999Grand Prix Special des AmériquesMontréal World Film FestivalFor exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art.
1997Desert Palm Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
1996Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 10 October 1996. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1994Master Screen Artist TributeUSA Film Festival
1990Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ActorRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
1979BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1978DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)The Goodbye Girl (1977)
1978Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1977KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1977LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Goodbye Girl (1977)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryThe Lightkeepers (2009)blythe-danner-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="Blythe Danner">Blythe Danner
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest CameoPiranha 3D (2010)
2004FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleThe Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Education of Max Bickford (2001)
1998Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorKrippendorf's Tribe (1998)
1996OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleMr. Holland's Opus (1995)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaMr. Holland's Opus (1995)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNuts (1987)
1981Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorThe Competition (1980)
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Competition (1980)amy-irving-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="Amy Irving">Amy Irving
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorClose Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorJaws (1975)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalAmerican Graffiti (1973)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1974NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

TitleSalary
What About Bob? (1991)$5,000,000
American Graffiti (1973)$480 /week

#Fact
1Jane Fonda's role in The China Syndrome (1979) was originally written with Dreyfuss in mind. After he backed out of the project, due to salary concerns, the role was rewritten as female and was eventually played by Jane Fonda.
2As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: American Graffiti (1973), Jaws (1975) and The Goodbye Girl (1977).
3His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Austria-Hungary, while his maternal grandparents were born in New York, both of them to Russian Jewish families.
4Keynote speaker at the Dedication Day ceremonies at the Gettysburg National Cemetery November 20, 2009. [November 2009]
5Appearing on Broadway with Eric Stoltz in Arthur Penn's production of Larry Gelbart's "Sly Fox". [March 2004]
6Became a father for the 3rd time at age 42 when his now 1st ex-wife Jeramie Rain gave birth to their son Harry Dreyfuss in August 1990.
7Became a father for the 2nd time at age 38 when his now 1st ex-wife Jeramie Rain gave birth to their son Ben Dreyfuss in June 1986.
8Became a father for the 1st time at age 36 when his now 1st ex-wife Jeramie Rain gave birth to their daughter Emily Dreyfuss in November 1983.
9Got his role in Close Encounters of the Third Kind after it was turned down by Al Pacino and Gene Hackman.
10Co-wrote a 1997 novel, "The Two Georges", with Hugo-award-winning science fiction writer, Harry Turtledove. The novel is an alternate history, based on the premise that the American Revolution wasn't successful, and America is still part of the British Empire.
11His Oscar-winning performance in The Goodbye Girl (1977) was based on his good friend, Harlan Ellison.
12While filming Moon Over Parador (1988) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1987, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
13Because of memory loss problems, as a result of his drug addiction in the 70s and 80s, during the brief run of "Complicit" at the Old Vic in 2009, he controversially used an earpiece to enable the prompter to feed him his lines during performances. The play, co-starring Elizabeth McGovern and David Suchet, and directed by Kevin Spacey, was widely ridiculed in the British press as a result. Commenting on his many fluffed lines, the Daily Mail's theatre reviewer quipped, "We're going to need a bigger earpiece".
14Father, with Jeramie Rain, of son Ben Dreyfuss.
15Lives in San Diego, California.
16Made his feature film debut in Valley of the Dolls (1967).
17In 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 (1986).
18Attended CSU Northridge along with Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) co-star, Teri Garr.
19Passed on two sequels from films he made in the early/mid-seventies: American Graffiti (1973) and Jaws (1975)... the sequels being More American Graffiti (1979) and Jaws 2 (1978), both of 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 Spielberg (both making their mark in the industry); and both sequels were directed by another director.
20Was married to Svetlana Erokhin in Harrisonburg, Virginia while in town for a speaking engagement at James Madison Univeristy.
21Was originally cast in the role of Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979), but left the production during the rehearsal stage.
22Was once played by Darrell Hammond in a skit on Saturday Night Live (1975). Hammond played Dreyfuss auditioning to play C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
23During his struggling actor years, he was constantly subjected to the ridicule of Hollywood casting directors after auditioning. The actor had written up a little list of their names which he kept as a reminder that he would eventually find success.
24During 2004-2005 he took a short break from acting to lecture at Oxford University.
25In 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).
26Is a Civil War re-enactor.
2718 October 2004 - Dropped out of his role as Max Bialystock in "The Producers" in a London production. He cited a continuing problem following back surgery and a recurring shoulder injury. He was replaced by Nathan Lane.
28One of six actors to appear in films directed by both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (the others are Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee, Richard Dreyfuss and Samuel L. Jackson). Richard Dreyfuss is the only one whose films weren't part of the "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" series.
29In 2004, he announced his retirement from film acting, and that he would concentrate on theater. He implied that he decided upon this course due to a lack of recent work in film and that his greater passion was always theater.
30Had a serious drug problem in the late 70s and early 80s. One of the side effects was that his memory was damaged, so much so that he still has no memory of filming the movie, Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981).
31Twice in his career he has left high profile musical productions due to his inabilty to cope with the physical demands of his roles. The first was in 1978 during pre-production of All That Jazz and most recently with the West End production of The Producers.
32Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, David Schwimmer, Lenny Kravitz, Corbin Bernsen and Gina Gershon.
33Claims to be a descendant of Alfred Dreyfus, who was wrongfully imprisoned at the notorious Devil's Island penal colony in French Guiana.
34Uncle of Justin Dreyfuss and Natalie Dreyfuss.
35Attributes much of his ability to end drug addiction to a life-altering vision experienced in hospital after a bad car crash. Under the influence of drugs while driving, Dreyfuss knew the crash was his fault. Though he was the only one injured, in his recovery state he was moved by the image of a beautiful little girl in a white dress. The girl served to remind him of the kind of innocent life he could have destroyed, and it compelled him to save his own life, he says, by confronting his drug demons.
36Treated for infection in right lung in a NYC hospital, April-May 2002.
37Auditioned for The Sound of Music (1965).
381967: Uncredited bit part - with a line ("Shall I get the cops? I'll get the cops") - in The Graduate (1967). (After Elaine screams while visiting Ben in his apartment at Berkeley).
39Has a great dislike for rock music.
40Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Beverly Hills, L.A., California from an early age.
41Was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War.
42Formerly, at age 30, the youngest man to win Oscar for Best Actor (The Goodbye Girl (1977)). He was beaten by Adrien Brody(29) at the 2003 ceremony.
43Son of Geraldine Dreyfuss.
44Younger brother of Lorin Dreyfuss.
45Suffered a well-publicized drug problem in the early 1980s.
46Ranked #81 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1Film acting is about the hollowest experience you can have as an actor. When you do a film, it's out of order and sequence and everyone around you is working -- even directors now are behind the little video thing -- so you're alone. You're working for yourself.
2I wouldn't recommend to a young actor anymore to become an actor because I think the film industry has changed so terribly. The tools in the director's tool kit used to be story, dialogue, character... after that came cinematography and editing. Now it's special effects, editing and we [actors] are way down at the bottom part.
3When I saw Jaws (1975) for the first time, I forgot I was in it. It scared the crap out of me. That night, I heard something I'd never heard before. They [the audience] went crazy, and then they silently watched the scroll and then they clapped again.
4I much prefer the stage. Much. But I also prefer being paid. I like being paid as a screen actor but working on the stage.
5I'd like to reinvent radio the way Orson Welles did. I'd like to do Hamlet or I'd like to do a master-class in Hamlet, or I'd like to do something with history.
6I always knew I was going to be an actor and that was that - no doubts, no uncertainties, no changing my mind. And that was when I was like, nine, ten. And it never changed.
7Acting is the only art form that is based entirely on pretense. The clothes you're wearing are not yours, the words you're saying are not yours, you pretend that you don't see the stagehand and you pretend you don't see the audience - and the audience pretends you're not actors, that you're real life. And that house of pretense creates art and truth. And it is an amazing feeling to make people laugh or make people cry.
8It's really a mitzvah for the actor to know when you make people laugh, you are giving them a gift. You are, as Shakespeare said, giving surcease from sorrow. And that's an easy thing to fall in love with.
9[on The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)] It was the first time I'd ever seen myself in a feature film as a lead, and all I could remember was the bad moments that I didn't succeed at. I didn't really see the film and the performance as a whole until about ten years later.
10I always knew that I could be a star for this whole audience that didn't relate to John Wayne or Al Pacino. An urban, progressive, intellectually-oriented audience, not too macho, people who read, people who listen to Paul Simon and Randy Newman. People like me.
11(2009) Jaws (1975), first time I saw it, I forgot I was in it. True. Totally forgot, and got as scared as everybody else, and it's a great movie. I learned a shitload about my whole life, and I watched Steven [Steven Spielberg] go from being a boy to being a man. He was under so much pressure you couldn't believe. And his shark never worked, so they had to re-conceive as they went, and it was because of that mind-fuck that he made a great film.
12(2009, on What About Bob? (1991)) Funny movie. Terribly unpleasant experience. We didn't get along, me and Bill Murray. But I've got to give it to him: I don't like him, but he makes me laugh, even now. I'm also jealous that he's a better golfer than I am.
13(2009, on The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)) I thought I was miscast. He's a character I could empathize with. He's totally human. A physically bigger person should have played him, but it was fun, and it was especially fun because it was true, and it was a really well-written script in that way. But playing him... You know, every actor wants to play the villain. The trick is not to wink at the audience and say, "I'm not him".
14[on James Stewart] You personify for me part of this nation. You symbolize an America that is gentle, ironic, self-deprecating, tough, and emotional.
15[on Steven Spielberg] Steven Spielberg is the only person I've come across who fits my criteria of genius. And I don't throw that word around. Genius is imagination and attention to detail. The ability to achieve to the minutest detail what you perceive in your imagination. I don't think there's another person on earth who's as great a plot structuralist or better storyteller.
16Behind all art is ego and I am an artist and I am unique.
17I enjoyed the journey to the top but then found myself disappointed.
18The motion picture business is run by corporate thieves.
19[on Bette Midler] I loved working with Bette. I rarely get to have a good leading lady and Bette and Marsha Mason are the best. I'd work with them again anytime.
20"I don't think film acting is necessarily a triumph of technique. Film stardom is a friendship that happens between an audience and a performer. Its like you meet someone and you click with that person for whatever reason".
21Actually, when I was a kid I was really more aware of the star and the handprints in Grauman's Chinese more than I was aware of anything else, including the Oscar. I wanted to have a star. I wanted to be able to see, you know, old gum on my star.
22Happiness has a bum rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.
23I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance.
24In 1976: "People who commit adultery must die. Everyone knows that. Any movie tells you that!"

#Trademark
1Short stature
2Often works with Steven Spielberg.
3Frequently plays characters who see themselves as Intellectuals
4Low-pitched, nasal voice
5Often plays wisecracking, fast talking characters

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