Richard Dreyfuss

Actor, Film actor

1947 –

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Who is Richard Dreyfuss?

Richard Stephen Dreyfuss 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, and The Goodbye Girl.

Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl, 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.

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Born
Oct 29, 1947
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Richard Stephen Dreyfus
  • Richard Stephen Dreyfuss
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Beverly Hills High School
  • California State University, Northridge
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • San Diego
  • California
  • Queens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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