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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 & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Caserta Palace Dream (Short)
Vanvitelli
 2014 Zipper
George Hiller
 2013 Cas & Dylan
Dr. Cas Pepper
 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
 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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Appeared in Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" music video 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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[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. See more »

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As 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). See more »

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Frequently plays characters who see themselves as Intellectuals See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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Looks bad for his Age at 58!!! Weezerboi18
Dr. Leo Marvin is Richard's Best Role friezax2
Has anyone seen his role as Dick Cheney in W. yet? zeroyear27
Richard Dreyfuss on Bewitched 1966 Madtown488
What's the movie where he suddenly moves into a house as a musician? takiko-1
Reprising his role as Matt Hooper!? pattycakes-johnson
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