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Encyclopedia > Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss

Dreyfuss at the Governor's Ball party after the 1989 Academy Awards
Born Richard Stephen Dreyfuss
October 29, 1947 (1947-10-29) (age 60)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jeramie Rain (1983-1995)
Janelle Lacey (1999-?)
Svetlana Erokhin (2006-)

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Contents

Biography

Early life

Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Norman, an attorney and restaurateur, and Geraldine, a peace activist.[1] Dreyfuss is Jewish[2][3] and his surname is of Yiddish origin, believed to originate in the German city of Trier, which had a large Jewish population in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," of which Dreyfuss is a variant. He commented that he "grew up thinking that Alfred Dreyfus and I are of the same family."[4] Dreyfuss spent his early childhood in Brooklyn and in Bayside, Queens, until he moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of nine. In 1965, he graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Anti war protest in Melbourne, Australia, 2003 Anti_war is a name that is widely adopted by any social movement or person that seeks to end or oppose a future or current war. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Yiddish (ייִדיש, Jiddisch) is a Germanic language spoken by about four million Jews throughout the world. ... Alfred Dreyfus in an army uniform. ... A typical residential street in Bayside. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ...


Career

Dreyfuss's acting career began while as a youth at the Beverly Hills Jewish Center. He debuted in the TV production In Mama's House when he was fifteen. He attended the San Fernando Valley State College (later re-named California State University, Northridge) for a year. He was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and worked in alternate service for two years as a clerk in a Los Angeles hospital. During this time, he acted in a few small TV roles on shows like Peyton Place, Gidget, Bewitched and The Big Valley. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he also performed on stage on Broadway, off-Broadway, repertory, and improvisational theater. California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... John T. Neufeld was a WWI conscientious objector sentenced to 15 years hard labour in the military prison at Leavenworth. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The opening title of Peyton Place during the color years. ... Gidget was a film starring fifties teen icon Sandra Dee was produced in the USA in 1959. ... This article is about an American television sitcom. ... The Big Valley was a television Western which ran on ABC from 1965 to 1969. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Repertory or rep, called stock in the U.S., is a term from Western theatre. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Dreyfuss's first film part was a small, uncredited role in The Graduate and had one line, "Shall I call the cops? I'll call the cops." He was also briefly seen as a stage hand in Valley of the Dolls (he had a few lines). He made a strong impression in the subsequent Dillinger and landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars such as Harrison Ford and Ron Howard. Dreyfuss played his first lead role in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... Valley of the Dolls is a 1967 American drama film based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Jacqueline Susann. ... Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film which shows evidence of being strongly influenced by the films of Sam Peckinpah, as well as borrowing cinematically from the Warren Beatty vehicle, Bonnie and Clyde. ... For the music soundtrack based on the film, see 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma) is an American actor, and an Academy Award winning film director, and producer, known for his roles on sitcoms, movies and television. ... The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 motion picture comedy/drama based upon the 1959 novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler. ...


He went on to star in the box office blockbusters Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, both directed by Steven Spielberg. Dreyfuss was originally supposed to reprise his role as Hooper in Jaws 2. It fell through when Peter Benchley was asked to include this in his screenplay. Jaws is a 1975 thriller/horror film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchleys best-selling novel inspired by the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916. ... This article is about the film; for the definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Jaws 2 is a 1978 horror–thriller film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. ... Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author best known for writing the novel Jaws and co-writing the screenplay for its highly successful film adaptation. ...


At age 30, Dreyfuss became the youngest actor to win an Best Actor Award, for his portrayal of a struggling actor in The Goodbye Girl. This record has since been surpassed by Adrien Brody. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. ...


Around 1978, Dreyfuss began to use cocaine frequently; his addiction came to a head four years later, when he was arrested for possession of the drug at the scene of a collision between his car and a tree.[5] He entered rehab and eventually made a Hollywood comeback with the film Down And Out In Beverly Hills. For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... ... Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy motion picture starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. ...


He had a starring role opposite Bill Murray in the 1991 hit comedy What About Bob? as a psychiatrist who goes crazy while trying to cope with a particularly obsessive new patient. William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... For the Dresden Files episode, see What About Bob? (Dresden). ...


In 1994, Dreyfuss participated in the historic "Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah (Holocaust)" at the Vatican in the presence of Pope John Paul II, Rav Elio Toaf, chief rabbi of Rome, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, President of Italy. He recited Kaddish as part of a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Third Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sir Gilbert Levine. The event was broadcast worldwide. Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: , Polish: ) born   IPA: ; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City from 16 October 1978, until his death, almost 27 years later, making his the second-longest... Baron Oscar Luigi Scàlfaro [skalfaro] (born in Novara, September 9, 1918) is an Italian politician and magistrate, member of the Christian Democracy, President of the Italian Republic from 1992 to 1999 and senator for life. ... This article is about the Jewish prayer. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... Kaddish is the third symphony of Leonard Bernstein. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... Sir Gilbert Levine KCSG (b. ...


Dreyfuss was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance as Glenn Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995). Since then he has continued working in the movies, television and on stage. In April 2004, he appeared in the revival of Sly Fox on Broadway (opposite Eric Stoltz, René Auberjonois, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth Berkley). Mr. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Eric H. Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... René Murat Auberjonois (born June 1, 1940 in New York City) is an American actor best known for his early 1980s role as Clayton Endicott III on the television show Benson and his role as Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Bronson Alcott Pinchot (born May 20, 1959) is an American actor. ... Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972[1]) is an American television, film, and stage actress. ...


In November 2004, he was scheduled to appear in The Producers in London, but withdrew from the production a week before the opening night. The media noted that Dreyfuss was still suffering from problems relating to an operation for a herniated disc in January, and that the part of Max Bialystock in the play is a physically demanding one. His assistant and himself for the production stated that Dreyfuss was accumulating injuries that required him to wear physical therapy supports during rehearsals.[6] Nathan Lane was brought in to replace Dreyfuss in the London production. This article is about the 2001 stage musical. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A spinal disc herniation, incorrectly called a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out. ... Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is a Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning actor of the stage and screen. ...


Dreyfuss has dabbled with writing, notably teaming up with Harry Turtledove in 1995 to write The Two Georges, a conspiracy thriller set in an alternate reality in which the American colonies remained under British rule (published by Hodder and Stoughton, ISBN 0-340-62826-X). Dreyfuss recorded the voiceover to the famous Apple, Inc., then Apple Computer, Inc., Think Different ad campaign in 1999. The text of the ad begins, "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels..." Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American historian and prolific novelist who has written historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction works. ... The Two Georges is an alternate history novel co-written by science fiction author Harry Turtledove and Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. ... The conspiracy thriller (or paranoid thriller) is a subgenre of the thriller which flourished in the 1970s in the US (and was echoed in other parts of the world) in the wake of a number of high-profile scandals and controversies (most notably Vietnam, the assassination of President Kennedy, Chappaquiddick... Apple Inc. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ... Several different Think Different posters. ...


In 2006, he appeared as one of the survivors in the 2006 film Poseidon. Dreyfuss is currently a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. Dreyfuss is set to portray U.S Vice President Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone's 2008 George W. Bush bio-pic W.[7] Poseidon is a 2006 remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. ... College name St Antonys College Named after Established 1950 Warden Professor Roger Goodman (acting) Graduates 300 Homepage St Antonys College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Dreyfuss has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.[8] Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Personal life

While growing up in Beverly Hills, he lived within six blocks of Michael Burns, who became a preeminent expert on the Dreyfus affair and the author of Dreyfus: A Family Affair, 1789-1945. Dreyfuss would later work with Burns as producer and take on the role of Georges Picquart in Prisoner of Honor, a HBO movie about the historical incident released in 1991. Not only is he a distant relation to Alfred Dreyfus, the subject of the Dreyfus Affair, he is also a distant relation to the actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Michael Burns Michael Burns or Burnie Burns (born 1973) is an independent filmmaker living in Texas. ... The Dreyfus Affair was a political scandal with anti-Semitic overtones which divided France from the 1890s to the early 1900s. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Marie Georges Picquart (Strasbourg September 6, 1854 – Amiens January 18, 1914), French general and Minister of War. ... Prisoner of Honor documents the French Dreyfus Affair that saw a French Captain sent to Devils Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Alfred Dreyfus in an army uniform. ... This article is about the American actress. ...


From 1983 until 1995, Dreyfuss was married to Jeramie Rain, with whom he had three children: Emily Robin (born 1983), Benjamin Darrow (born 1986) and Harry Spencer (born 1991). In 1999, he married Janelle Lacey. After divorcing Lacey, he married Russian-born Svetlana Erokhin on March 16, 2006, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, while there to speak at James Madison University. Dreyfuss and Erokhin now live in San Diego. Jeramie Rain (born August 23, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia) is an American actress. ... Russians (Русские - Russkie) are an ethnic group of East Slavic people, which live primarily in Russia and neighboring countries. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Virginia Coordinates: , County Independent City Founded 1737 Government  - Mayor Rodney Eagle[1] Area  - City 45. ... JMU redirects here. ...


Dreyfuss's mother passed away on October 19, 2000 due to complications from a stroke. His father is still alive.[9] is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Several fields refer to compliations: Complication (medicine) - a unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a medical treatment Complication (horology) - a special feature in a mechanical clock that causes the design of the movement to become more complicated This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...


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 with manic-depression.[10] For other uses, see Bipolar. ... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, columnist, filmmaker and television personality. ...


Political activity

He has been outspoken on the issue of media informing policy, legislation, and public opinion in recent years, both speaking and writing to express his sentiments in favor of privacy, freedom of speech, democracy, and individual accountability.[11] The right to privacy is a purported human right and an element of various legal traditions which may restrain both government and private party action. ... This article is about the general concept. ...


Dreyfuss has organized and promoted campaigns to inform and instruct audiences in potential erosion of individual rights, a personal initiative he began in 2006 in light of political events in the U.S.[12] On February 16, 2006, Dreyfuss spoke at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in hopes of prompting a national discussion on impeachment charges against U.S. President George W. Bush.[13] On November 17, 2006, Dreyfuss appeared on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher as a panel member to discuss teaching civics in schools.[14] Dreyfuss currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.[15] Individual rights represent the moral rights of individuals in society prior to government. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Press Club is an association of journalists based in Washington, D.C. It is well-known for its gatherings with invited speakers, including many presidential candidates and other influential public figuress. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... Exterior of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The National Constitution Center is a 160,000 square foot museum that opened on July 4, 2003 in the historic district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and designed by American architect Henry N. Cobb. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1967 Valley of the Dolls Assistant stage manager uncredited
The Graduate Boarding House Resident uncredited
1968 The Young Runaways Terry
1969 Hello Down There Harold Webster
1973 American Graffiti Curt Henderson
Dillinger Baby Face Nelson
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Duddy
The Second Coming of Suzanne Clavius
Inserts Boy Wonder
1975 Jaws Matt Hooper
1976 Victory At Entebbe Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Roy Neary
The Goodbye Girl Elliott Garfield Academy Award for Best Actor
1978 The Big Fix Moses Wine
1980 The Competition Paul Dietrich
1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway? Ken Harrison
1984 The Buddy System Joe
1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills David 'Dave' Whiteman
Stand By Me The Writer
1987 Tin Men Bill 'BB' Babowsky
Stakeout Det. Chris Lecce
Nuts Aaron Levinsky
1988 Moon Over Parador Jack Noah/President Alphonse Simms
1989 Let It Ride Jay Trotter
Always Pete Sandich
1990 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead The Player
Postcards from the Edge Doctor Frankenthal
1991 Once Around Sam Sharpe
Prisoner of Honor Col. Picquart
What About Bob? Dr. Leo Marvin
1993 Lost in Yonkers Louie Kurnitz
Another Stakeout Detective Chris Lecce
1994 Silent Fall Dr. Jake Rainer
1995 The Last Word Larry
The American President Senator Bob Rumson
Mr. Holland's Opus Glenn Holland nominated Academy Award for Best Actor
1996 James and the Giant Peach Centipede voice
Mad Dog Time Vic
1997 Night Falls on Manhattan Sam Vigoda
Oliver Twist Fagin
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe Prof. James Krippendorf
2000 The Crew Bobby Bartellemeo/Narrator
2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories Antonio Bolivar
Who is Cletis Tout? Micah Donnelly
2003 Coast to Coast Barnaby Pierce
2004 Silver City Chuck Raven
2006 Poseidon Richard Nelson
2007 Suburban Girl uncredited
Tin Man Mystic Man TV miniseries
2008 My Life in Ruins Irv post-production
W Dick Cheney filming
Awards
Preceded by
Peter Finch
for Network
Academy Award for Best Actor
1977
for The Goodbye Girl
Succeeded by
Jon Voight
for Coming Home

Valley of the Dolls is a 1967 American drama film based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Jacqueline Susann. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... For the music soundtrack based on the film, see 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti. ... Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film which shows evidence of being strongly influenced by the films of Sam Peckinpah, as well as borrowing cinematically from the Warren Beatty vehicle, Bonnie and Clyde. ... Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908 – November 27, 1934) (George), was a bank robber in the 1930s better known as Baby Face Nelson due to his youthful appearance and stature, a diminutive (53 / 1,63 m tall). ... The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 motion picture comedy/drama based upon the 1959 novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler. ... Inserts is a 1975 American film directed by John Byrum starring Richard Dreyfuss and Veronica Cartwright. ... Jaws is a 1975 thriller/horror film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchleys best-selling novel inspired by the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916. ... Victory at Entebbe is a film made for television from 1976 based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Kampala, Uganda on July 4, 1976. ... This article is about the film; for the definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Big Fix is a 1978 film directed by Jeremy Kagan and based on the novel by Roger L. Simon, who also wrote the screenplay. ... The Competition is an American movie starring Richard Dreyfuss and Amy Irving, made in 1980. ... Whose Life Is It Anyway? was originally written for television by Brian Clark in 1972. ... Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy motion picture starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. ... For other uses, see Stand by Me. ... Tin Men is a 1987 comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and produced by Mark Johnson. ... Stakeout is a 1987 movie directed by John Badham and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, and Forest Whitaker. ... Nuts is a film about a strong-willed, high-class call girl (Streisand) that kills a customer in self-defense. ... Moon Over Parador is a (1988) romantic comedy film, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia and Sofia Braga. ... Let It Ride is a comedy that was made in 1989. ... Always is a 1989 romantic comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, and John Goodman. ... Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a 1990 film written and directed by Tom Stoppard based on his play of the same name. ... Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 movie which is based on the fictionalized autobiographical book by Carrie Fisher about her relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and her own drug addiction. ... Prisoner of Honor documents the French Dreyfus Affair that saw a French Captain sent to Devils Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. ... For the Dresden Files episode, see What About Bob? (Dresden). ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ... Another Stakeout is a 1993 comedy that stars Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Rosie ODonnell. ... Silent Fall is a 1994 movie, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J.T. Walsh and Liv Tyler. ... This article is about a movie. ... Mr. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name. ... Mad Dog Time is a 1996 film directed by Larry Bishop and stars Jeff Goldblum, Richard Dreyfuss, Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines, Kyle MacLachlan, Burt Reynolds, Richard Pryor, Billy Idol, Paul Anka, Rob Reiner, Michael J. Pollard, Henry Silva and Larry Bishop. ... This article or section needs to be wikified. ... Oliver Twist (1997) is a television movie based on the popular novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Crew is a 2000 film, directed by Michael Dinner and starring Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Tilly and Seymour Cassel. ... Who is Cletis Tout? is a 2001 crime/comedy film starring Christian Slater, Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Allen. ... Silver City is a 2004 political satire and drama film written and directed by John Sayles. ... Poseidon is a 2006 remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. ... Suburban Girl is a movie filmed in New York City. ... Tin Man is a three-part television miniseries from RHI Entertainment and Sci Fi Pictures original films that is airing each night on the Sci Fi Channel on December 2-December 4, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern. ... My Life In Ruins is a upcoming comedy film about an archaeologist tour guide whose life takes a personal detour, while her group get entangled in comic situations among the ruins with a series of unexpected stops along the way. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Peter Finch (September 28, 1912 – January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections. ... Network is a 1976 satirical film which tells about a television network named Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... John Vincent Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Coming Home is a 1978 film which tells the story of a handicapped Vietnam War veterans difficulty in re-entering civilian life after his return from the war. ...

References

  1. ^ Film Reference.com biography
  2. ^ Jacobs, Andrea. Richard Dreyfuss at middle age: A rebellious Jew finds his own wisdom. The Jewish Advocate. March 1995.
  3. ^ Academy Award Winning Actor Richard Dreyfuss Speaks at BHCC. PR Newswire.
  4. ^ Brozan, Nadine. Chronicle. New York Times. 20 November 1991.
  5. ^ MTV.com Biography
  6. ^ Guardian Unlimited article
  7. ^ http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=45367
  8. ^ Walk of Fame - Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  9. ^ eOnline Profile
  10. ^ Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. BBC.co.uk.
  11. ^ Zweyner, Astrid. Oscar-winner Dreyfuss campaigns against "shaped news" . Reuters.com. 27 April 2006.
  12. ^ The Education of Richard Dreyfuss - Boston Globe
  13. ^ Summary and video footage of speech
  14. ^ Morris, Michele AARP Richard Dreyfuss's New 'Opus'
  15. ^ National Constitution Center - Near Independence Hall in Historic Philadelphia

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