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Richard Dreyfuss


American leading man who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers, Richard Dreyfuss worked his way up through bit parts (The Graduate (1967), for one) and TV before gaining attention with his portrayal of Baby Face Nelson in John Milius' Dillinger (1973). He gained prominence as a college-bound young man in ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Zipper (post-production)
George Hiller
 2014 Squatters (completed)
 2014 Caserta Palace Dream (Short)
Vanvitelli
 2013 Cas & Dylan
Dr. Cas Pepper
 2013/I Paranoia
Frank Cassidy
 2013 Very Good Girls
Danny
 2011 Lone Star Trixie (Short)
Virgil
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Seth Atkins / Bascom
 2008/I W.
Dick Cheney
 2008/I Signs of the Time (Documentary)
Narrator
 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
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Sam Vigoda
 1995 The Last Word
Larry
 1993 Another Stakeout
Chris Lecce
 1993 Lost in Yonkers
Louie Kurnitz
 1991 Once Around
Sam Sharpe
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms
 1987 Nuts
Aaron Levinsky
 1987 Stakeout
Chris Lecce
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Dave Whiteman
 1984 The Buddy System
Joe
 1980 The Competition
Paul Dietrich
 1978 The Big Fix
Moses Wine
 1977 The Sentinel
Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
 1975 Jaws
Hooper
 1969 Hello Down There
Harold Webster
 1968 The Young Runaways
Terry
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Wrote the novel, _The Two Georges_, an alternate history story about an America that stayed in the British Empire. Harry Turtledove is the co- author See more »

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7 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Actually, 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. See more »

Trivia:

Became 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. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays characters who see themselves as Intellectuals See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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