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Richard Dreyfuss


Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers. He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents were Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jaws
Jaws Matt Hooper
(1975)
American Graffiti
(1973)
Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D Matt Boyd
(2010)

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 2018 Nate & Al (pre-production)
Ruben Weiss
 2018/II The Last Laugh (filming)
Buddy Green
 2017/II Asher (post-production)
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 2015 Zipper
George Hiller
 2013 Cas & Dylan
Dr. Cas Pepper
 2013 Very Good Girls
Danny
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Seth Atkins / Bascom
 2008/I W.
Dick Cheney
 2004 Silver City
Chuck Raven
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Antonio Bolivar
 2000 The Crew
Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Vic
 1995 The Last Word
Larry
 1993 Lost in Yonkers
Louie Kurnitz
 1991 Once Around
Sam Sharpe
 1987 Nuts
Aaron Levinsky
 1984 The Buddy System
Joe
 1980 The Competition
Paul Dietrich
 1978 The Big Fix
Moses Wine
 1977 The Sentinel
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 1975 Jaws
Matt Hooper
 1969 Hello Down There
Harold Webster
 1968 The Young Runaways
Terry
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
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(March 12 to April 30, 1995) He acted in Jon Robin Baitz's play, "Three Hotels," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Christine Lahti in the cast. Joe Mantello was director. See more »

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7 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on James Stewart] You personify for me part of this nation. You symbolize an America that is gentle, ironic, self-deprecating, tough, and emotional. See more »

Trivia:

Co-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 was not successful, and America is still part of the British Empire. See more »

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Often works with Steven Spielberg. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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