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Richard Dreyfuss is a Actor and Producer American born on 29 october 1947 at Brooklyn (USA)

Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss
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Birth name Richard Stephen Dreyfuss
Nationality USA
Birth 29 october 1947 (72 years) at Brooklyn (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

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, Mr. Holland's Opus, 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.

Biography

Dreyfuss married writer-producer Jeramie Rain in the early 1980s. With her, he had three children: Emily (1983), Benjamin (1986), and Harry (1990). His elder son, Benjamin, was born with Peters Anomaly, a rare genetic eye disorder which, after many operations, left him blind in his left eye. Dreyfuss and Rain have continued to raise money for ophthalmology centers throughout the United States. After his 1995 divorce from Rain, Dreyfuss then married Janelle Lacey in 1999 but they divorced in 2005.

Dreyfuss' mother died on October 19, 2000, due to complications from a stroke.

Dreyfuss suffers from bipolar disorder. In 2006, he appeared in Stephen Fry's documentary, Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, in which Fry (who also has the disorder) interviewed him about his life and use of lithium since the 1970s. Dreyfuss has stated that he is an agnostic.

Dreyfuss and Russian-born Svetlana Erokhin married in 2006 and have lived in San Diego since then, although they frequently visit New York City and London, where Dreyfuss once lived. They lived in Carlsbad, California. In February 2008, they bought a $1.5 million house in the rural community of Olivenhain in eastern Encinitas, California, and plan to renovate the 1970s structure with state-of-the-art green technologies.

Dreyfuss has gotten into feuds with actors he has worked with, notably Robert Shaw (Jaws) and Bill Murray (What About Bob?).

Best films

Jaws (1975)
(Actor)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
(Actor)
Poseidon (2006)
(Actor)
American Graffiti (1973)
(Actor)
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
(Actor)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
(Actor)

Usually with

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(3 films)
Larry Bishop
Larry Bishop
(3 films)
John Williams
John Williams
(6 films)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Dreyfuss (75 films)

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Actor

Polar
Polar (2019)
, 1h58
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund
Origin German
Genres Drama, Action, Noir, Crime
Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, Ruby O. Fee, Inga Cadranel
Roles Porter
Rating62% 3.149993.149993.149993.149993.14999
Duncan Vizla est un des tueurs à gages les plus redoutés au monde. On le surnomme le « Black Kaiser ». Il est sur le point de prendre sa retraite. Mais son patron ne l'entend pas de cette oreille et envoie des jeunes recrues impitoyables afin de l'éliminer. Le « Black Kaiser » est alors contraint de reprendre du service.
Book Club
Book Club (2018)
, 1h37
Directed by Bill Holderman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy García, Craig T. Nelson
Roles George
Rating61% 3.050053.050053.050053.050053.05005
Quatre femmes mûres, amies de longue date, se retrouvent fréquemment dans leur club de lecture. Un jour, leur quotidien est bouleversé par la lecture du roman érotique Cinquante nuances de Grey...
Spielberg
Spielberg (2017)
, 2h20
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, J. J. Abrams
Roles Himself
Rating76% 3.8450453.8450453.8450453.8450453.845045
Ce documentaire, qui comprend des entretiens avec Steven Spielberg, nous raconte la carrière longue de 50 ans du réalisateur et nous donne un aperçu de la part de ses proches notamment J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey et Robert Zemeckis
Zipper
Zipper (2015)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho, Ray Winstone
Roles George Hiller
Rating56% 2.8493752.8493752.8493752.8493752.849375
Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson) is a man on the rise – a hot-shot prosecutor on the cusp of a bright future. When an intern (Dianna Agron) at the office becomes infatuated with him, Sam unwisely attempts to quiet his desires by seeing a high class escort — only to discover that the experience is more fulfilling and exhilarating than he could have imagined. A second appointment with an escort soon follows, and a third, sending his once idyllic life spiraling out of control. In the midst of wrestling with his demons, he suddenly finds himself being groomed to run for U.S. Congress — thrusting him into the public spotlight, and forcing him to take increasingly dangerous measures to keep the press, the law and his wife (Lena Headey) off his trail.
Squatters
Squatters (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Martin Weisz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Thomas Dekker, Gabriella Wilde, Luke Grimes, Nancy Travis, Richard Dreyfuss, Gia Mantegna
Roles David Silverman
Rating58% 2.9064152.9064152.9064152.9064152.906415
Une riche famille rentre plus tôt que prévu de vacances et tombe sur bande de sans-abris qui squattaient leur maison . Débute alors une violente confrontation ...
Very Good Girls, 1h30
Directed by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin
Roles Danny
Rating59% 2.999122.999122.999122.999122.99912
Best friends Lily (Fanning) and Gerri (Olsen), home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. But when they both fall for the same handsome artist (Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested.
Paranoia
Paranoia (2013)
, 1h45
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Josh Holloway
Roles Frank Cassidy
Rating57% 2.8501452.8501452.8501452.8501452.850145
Adam Cassidy is a low-level inventor who works for a corporation run by Nicholas Wyatt. After being fired for insubordination, Adam uses the company's credit card to pay for bottle service for his friends at a club. Wyatt and his enforcer, Miles Meachum, blackmail Adam into becoming a corporate spy for Wyatt by threatening to have him arrested for fraud.
Cas & Dylan, 1h30
Directed by Jason Priestley
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany, Jayne Eastwood, Natalie Radford, Eric Peterson, Corinne Conley
Roles Dr. Cas Pepper
Rating65% 3.2943453.2943453.2943453.2943453.294345
When 61-year-old self-proclaimed loner and terminally ill, Dr Cass Pepper , reluctantly agrees to give 22-year-old social misfit, Dylan Morgan a very short lift home, the last thing he anticipates is that he will strike her angry boyfriend with his car, find himself on the lam, and ultimately drive across the country with an aspiring young writer determined to help him overcome his own bizarre case of suicide note writer's block. But as fate would have it, that is exactly what happens. Suddenly Cas's solo one-way trip out West isn't so solo. With Dylan at his side, the two take off on an adventure that will open their eyes to some of life's lessons - both big and small.
No
No (2012)
, 1h57
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Théâtre, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships, Films based on plays
Actors Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Néstor Cantillana, Luis Gnecco, Richard Dreyfuss, Alfredo Castro
Rating73% 3.698333.698333.698333.698333.69833
After fifteen years of military dictatorship but facing considerable international pressure, the public of Chile is asked by the government to vote in the national plebiscite of 1988 on whether General Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years or whether there should be an open democratic presidential election the next year.
Casting By
Casting By (2012)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Marion Dougherty, Lynn Stalmaster, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7917753.7917753.7917753.7917753.791775
The film is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. It focuses on casting pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.
Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D (2010)
, 1h29
Directed by Joe Dante, Alexandre Aja
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Natural horror films, Comedy horror films, Disaster films, Film de catastrophe animalière
Actors Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen
Roles Matthew Boyd
Rating53% 2.6993152.6993152.6993152.6993152.699315
Fisherman Matt Boyd (Richard Dreyfuss) is fishing in Lake Victoria when a small earthquake hits, splitting the lake floor and causing a whirlpool. Boyd falls in, and is ripped apart by a shoal of piranhas that emerge from the chasm.
RED
RED (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Psychologie, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban
Roles Alexander Dunning
Rating69% 3.4974653.4974653.4974653.4974653.497465
Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, is retired and living a quiet life in a Cleveland, Ohio, suburb. However, Frank is lonely and often chats on the phone with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), a Customer Service Agent for the General Services Administration Pension Office in Kansas City, Missouri. He creates opportunities to talk to her by tearing up his pension checks and calling her to say they had never arrived.
Leaves of Grass, 1h45
Directed by Tim Blake Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Escroquerie, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles Pug Rothbaum
Rating63% 3.1980253.1980253.1980253.1980253.198025
The film opens with Bill Kincaid (Edward Norton) lecturing his class at Brown University about Plato's Socratic dialogues. Meanwhile, Bill's identical twin brother Brady Kincaid (also played by Edward Norton) is living in Oklahoma, growing and selling hydroponic marijuana. Brady is under pressure from local drug lord Pug Rothbaum (Richard Dreyfuss) to expand his sales. Despite needing money to repay a debt to Rothbaum, Brady refuses.