Richard Dreyfuss Biography, Age,Wife, Movies, Jaws And Death

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Richard Dreyfuss Biography

Richard Dreyfuss is an American actor. He is best known for starring in popular films during the 1970s through 1990s, including American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob? and Mr. Holland’s Opus

Richard 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.

Richard Dreyfuss Age | How Old Is Richard Dreyfuss

Richard was born on October 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. He is 71 years old as of 2018.

Richard Dreyfuss Height | How Tall Is Richard Dreyfuss

Richard stand at a height of 1.65 m.

Richard Dreyfuss Family |Richard Dreyfuss Young

Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He is the son of Geraldine Dreyfus (née Robbins; 1921–2000), a peace activist, and Norman Dreyfus (1920–2013), an attorney and restaurateur. He was raised in the Bayside area of Queens, New York. Richard’s family is Jewish. He has commented that he “grew up thinking that Alfred Dreyfus and [he] are from the same family.” His father disliked New York, and moved the family first to Europe  and later to Los Angeles, California, when Dreyfuss was nine.  Dreyfuss attended Beverly Hills High School.

Richard Dreyfuss Wife |Richard Dreyfuss Children | Richard Dreyfuss Janelle Lacey

In the early 1980s Richard married writer and producer Jeramie Rain . Together they had three children: Emily (born 1983), Benjamin (born 1986), and Harry (born 1990). Richard’s elder son, Benjamin, was born with Peters Anomaly, a rare genetic eye disorder.  After many operations he was left blind in his left eye. Richard and his first wife Rain have continued to raise money for ophthalmology centers throughout the United States. After he divorced with Rain in 1995 he married Janelle Lacey in 1999, but they divorced in 2005.

In 2006 Richard and Svetlana Erokhin married and lived in San Diego, California. However, they frequently visited New York City and London, where Dreyfuss once lived. The couple also lived in Carlsbad, California. They bought a $1.5 million house in Encinitas, California in February 2008 , and plan to renovate the 1970s structure with green technologies.

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Richard Dreyfuss Emily Dreyfuss |Richard Dreyfuss Daughter

Emily is the daughter of actor Richard and Jeramie Rain. Emily was born on November 19, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Emily Robin Dreyfuss. She is an actress, known for Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (1989). She made her only appearance with her dad in Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (1989).

Richard Dreyfuss Harry Dreyfuss

Harry Dreyfuss is the son of actor Richard Dreyfuss.  He once claimed via a Buzzfeed News column that he was once molested by Kevin Spacey while his own father was in the room.

Richard Dreyfuss Jaws |Robert Shaw Richard Dreyfuss

Richard went on to star in the box office blockbusters Jaws (1975). A  thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg.  It is based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. It is a story of a  giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw).

Lorraine Gary portrays Brody’s wife and Murray Hamilton plays the mayor. Its’ screenplay is credited to Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.

Richard Dreyfuss Movies | Richard Dreyfuss Films | Richard Dreyfuss Movies List

Movies From Year 2001 to 2019

2019 – The Last Laugh as Buddy Green
2019 – Polar – TBA
2018 – Book Club as George
2018 – Bayou Caviar as Yuri
2015 – Zipper as George Hiller
2014 – Very Good Girls as Danny
2014 – Squatters as David
2013 – Paranoia as Francis Cassidy
2013 – Cas and Dylan as Cas Pepper
2010 – Red as Alexander Dunning
2009 – My Life in Ruins as Irv
2009 – Leaves of Grass as Pug Rothbaum
2009 – The Lightkeepers as Seth
2008 – Signs of the Time as Narrator
2008 – W. as Dick Cheney
2008 – America Betrayed as Narrator
2006 -= Poseidon as Richard Nelson
2004 – Silver City as Chuck Raven
2001 – The Old Man Who Read Love Stories as Antonio Bolivar
2001 – Who Is Cletis Tout? as Micah Donnelly
2001 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys as Scoop T. Snowman

Movies From Year 1990 to 2000

2000 – The Crew as Bobby Bartellemeo/Narrator
1998 – Krippendorf’s Tribe as Prof. James Krippendorf
1997 – Night Falls on Manhattan as Sam Vigoda
1996 – James and the Giant Peach as Mr. Centipede (voice)
1996 – Mad Dog Time as Vic
1995 – The Last Word as Larry
1995 – The American President as Senator Bob Rumson
1995 – Mr. Holland’s Opus as Glenn Holland
1994 – Silent Fall as Jake Rainer
1993 – Lost in Yonkers as Louie Kurnitz
1993 – Another Stakeout as Detective Chris Lecce
1991 – Once Around as Sam Sharpe
1991 – What About Bob? as Leo Marvin
1990 – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead as The Player
1990 – Postcards from the Edge as Doctor Frankenthal

Movies From Year 1980 to 1989

1989 – Let It Ride as Jay Trotter
1989 – Always as Pete Sandich
1988 – Moon over Parador as Jack Noah/President Alphonse Simms
1987 – Tin Men as Bill ‘BB’ Babowsky
1987 – Stakeout as Det. Chris Lecce
1987 – Nuts as Aaron Levinsky
1986 – Down and Out in Beverly Hills as David ‘Dave’ Whiteman
1986 – Stand by Me as Narrator/Gordie LaChance (adult)
1983 – The Buddy System as Joe
1981 – Whose Life Is It Anyway? as Ken Harrison
1980 – The Competition as Paul Dietrich

Movies From Year 1967 to 1978

1978 – The Big Fix as Moses Wine
1977 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Roy Neary
1977 – The Goodbye Girl as Elliott Garfield
1975- Jaws as Matt Hooper
1974 – The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz as Duddy
1974 – The Second Coming of Suzanne as Clavius
1973 – American Graffiti as Curt Henderson
1973 – Dillinger as Baby Face Nelson
1969 – Hello Down There as Harold Webster
1968 – The Young Runaways as Terry
1967 – Valley of the Dolls as Assistant stage manager
1967 – The Graduate as Boarding House Resident

Richard Dreyfuss Death | Is Richard Dreyfuss Alive

Richard is still alive. He discussed his diagnosis of bipolar disorder in the documentary Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive in 2006, in which Fry (who also has the disorder) interviewed Richard about his experience with the disorder. He  is agnostic.

Richard Dreyfuss Madoff

It  was announced on February 18, 2015 that Richard would portray Bernie Madoff in an upcoming miniseries. On February 3, 2016 the first episode was telecasted , co-starring Blythe Danner.

Richard Dreyfuss Oscar

Richard took home a best actor statuette in 1978 for his work in The Goodbye Girl. He told THR that he keeps the award in the refrigerator. “I don’t like to brag, but I like everyone to know about it,”. “Sooner or later, I know they are all going to go to the refrigerator.”

Julia Louis Dreyfus Related To Richard Dreyfuss

After Julia Louis-Dreyfus dedicated her Emmy to her father, who died Friday 16, 2016, Richard Dreyfuss had to clear the air.

“I’m actually not Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ father,” Richard tweeted. “But I really appreciate all the concerned tweets.”

Richard Dreyfuss The Graduate

Dreyfuss’s first film role was a small, uncredited appearance in The Graduate. A romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham. It is  based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. It narrate the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and then falls in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

Richard Dreyfuss American Graffiti

Richard appeared 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.

Always Richard Dreyfuss

Richard reunited with Spielberg on Always in 1989 , a remake of A Guy Named Joe in which he co-starred with Holly Hunter.

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