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Richard Dreyfuss

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Richard Dreyfuss

born October 29, 1947, Brooklyn, SUA

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Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is an American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television and theater roles since the late 1960s, known for his portrayals of ordinary men driven to emotional extremes.

After spending his early childhood in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, Dreyfuss moved with his family to California, where he began acting in plays at the West Side Jewish Community Center in Beverly Hills, California. During the late ’60s and early ’70s, Dreyfuss acted mostly onstage in everything from repertory theatre to Broadway shows, and he landed occasional small roles on television. Bit parts in Valley of the Dolls (1967) and The Graduate (1967) led to his first major screen appearance, as gangster Baby Face Nelson in Dillinger (1973), for which he received critical praise.

The Graduate (1967) – ”Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”

Dreyfuss’s breakthrough role was that of intelligent, angst-ridden high-school graduate Curt Henderson in George Lucas’ American Graffiti (1973).

His subsequent films helped establish Dreyfuss as one of the top stars of the 1970s – Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975) – Barrels Scene

and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), an Academy Award-winning performance in the Neil Simon comedy The Goodbye Girl (1977), wich made him the youngest-ever recipient of a best actor Oscar (at age 29),

Goodbye Girl One of us got screw

The Big Fix (1978), The Competition (1980), Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981), The Buddy System (1983)…

The Competition (1980) Pianist Paul Dietrich shows up the conductor

Dreyfuss 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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