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Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss's biography

Richard Stephen Dreyfus is 75 years old actor born at Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. Richard was born on Wednesday 29th of October 1947. According to year of birth 1947 Richard belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 29th of October means he is Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign. These people are very intense in their thoughts. They always learn from the transformatory phase of their life.

He is native english speaker. He is white american. Richard is citizen of United States of America. Richard is agnostic. Richard´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as television actor, novelist, film actor. He is recently known as stage actor. He received Academy Award for Best Actor The Goodbye Girl in 1978

Richard Dreyfuss's family

Richard Dreyfuss's ex wife

Jeramie Rain

Richard Dreyfuss and Jeramie Rain have been together since 1983 for 12 years. She is known as actor. Richard´s ex wife was born on Monday 23rd of August 1948 in Charleston.

He has 2 sons and 1 daughter

Richard Dreyfuss's son: Harry Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss's son's name is Harry Dreyfuss. He is known as actor.

Richard Dreyfuss's son: Ben Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss's son's name is Ben Dreyfuss. He is known as journalist. Richard´s son was born on Saturday 14th of June 1986.

Richard Dreyfuss's daughter: Emily Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss's daughter's name is Emily Dreyfuss. She is known as journalist. His daughter was born in 1983.

Richard Dreyfuss's schools

We found 1 school Richard attended. Name of the school: Beverly Hills High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, David Schwimmer, Lenny Kravitz, Corbin Bernsen and Gina Gershon.
  • Attended California State University, Northridge along with Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) co-star, Teri Garr.

Richard Dreyfuss's career

His main focus is to be actor. Richard is famous thanks to The Goodbye Girl, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws..

Is Richard Dreyfuss gay ?

He is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Richard Dreyfuss's Awards

  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 10, 1996.
  • He was awarded the 1996 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lead Performance for "Three Hotels" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue for Outstanding Performance for "Three Hotels" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • He was awarded the 1984 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for the play, "The Hands of Its Enemy", at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Richard Dreyfuss's Rankings

  • Ranked #81 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Richard Dreyfuss's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Mr. Holland's Opus in 1995
  • Richard was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • Richard was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for work The Competition in 1981

What else you don't know about Richard Dreyfuss ?

His middle name is Stephen.

What Richard Dreyfuss has done for a first time

  • In The Buddy System (1984), he played a truant officer who was a mentor to Wil Wheaton's character, in Wheaton's first film. Two years later, he played an adult version of Wheaton's character in Stand by Me (1986).
  • Became a father for the first time at age 36 when his now first ex-wife Jeramie Rain gave birth to their daughter Emily Dreyfuss in November 1983.
  • Became a father for the second time at age 38 when his now first ex-wife Jeramie Rain gave birth to their son Ben Dreyfuss in June 1986.
  • Became a father for the third time at age 42 when his now first ex-wife Jeramie Rain gave birth to their son Harry Dreyfuss in August 1990.

Richard Dreyfuss's quotes

  • [In 1976] People who commit adultery must die. Everyone knows that. Any movie tells you that!
  • I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance.
  • Happiness has a bum rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.
  • Actually, when I was a kid I was really more aware of the star and the handprints in Grauman's Chinese more than I was aware of anything else, including the Oscar. I wanted to have a star. I wanted to be able to see, you know, old gum on my star.
  • I don't think film acting is necessarily a triumph of technique. Film stardom is a friendship that happens between an audience and a performer. Its like you meet someone and you click with that person for whatever reason.
  • [on Bette Midler] I loved working with Bette. I rarely get to have a good leading lady and Bette and Marsha Mason are the best. I'd work with them again anytime.
  • The motion picture business is run by corporate thieves.
  • I enjoyed the journey to the top but then found myself disappointed.
  • Behind all art is ego and I am an artist and I am unique.
  • [on James Stewart] You personify for me part of this nation. You symbolize an America that is gentle, ironic, self-deprecating, tough, and emotional.
  • It's really a mitzvah for the actor to know when you make people laugh, you are giving them a gift. You are, as Shakespeare said, giving surcease from sorrow. And that's an easy thing to fall in love with.
  • I always knew I was going to be an actor and that was that - no doubts, no uncertainties, no changing my mind. And that was when I was like, nine, ten. And it never changed.
  • I'd like to reinvent radio the way Orson Welles did. I'd like to do Hamlet or I'd like to do a master-class in Hamlet, or I'd like to do something with history.
  • I much prefer the stage. Much. But I also prefer being paid. I like being paid as a screen actor but working on the stage.
  • When I saw Jaws (1975) for the first time, I forgot I was in it. It scared the crap out of me. That night, I heard something I'd never heard before. They [the audience] went crazy, and then they silently watched the scroll and then they clapped again.
  • [from his own homepage, The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative] "To teach our kids how to run our country, before they are called upon to run our country...if we don't, someone else will run our country."
  • [on the death of his 'Mr. Holland's Opus' co-star Jay Thomas]: I was damn glad that he was in that film because I knew him as a rock, someone who you could rely on.

Richard Dreyfuss's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Richard Dreyfuss looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 5' 5" (165 cm). Body build is average. Richard´s eyes are tinted blue. His hair is shade of grey.

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