In 1975, Dreyfuss starred in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster thriller Jaws, working again with Spielberg two years later in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. That same year, he starred in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Subsequent movie credits include The Big Fix (1978), The Competition (1980) and Whose Life Is It, Anyway? (1981).
In 1986, Dreyfuss starred with Nick Nolte and Bette Midler in the box office hit Down and Out in Beverly Hills, directed by Paul Mazursky. The following year, he starred with Barbra Streisand in Martin Ritt's Nuts, with Emilio Estevez in John Badham's Stakeout and with Danny DeVito in Barry Levinson's Tin Men.
Dreyfuss was reunited with directors Paul Mazursky, for Moon Over Parador in 1988, and Steven Spielberg for Always in 1989. He appeared in featured roles the following year in Mike Nichols' Postcards From the Edge and in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He starred in two films in 1991, Lasse Hallestrom's Once Around and Frank Oz's What About Bob?.
Dreyfuss' other film credits include Lost in Yonkers, Another Stakeout, Silent Fall, The American President and Mr. Holland's Opus. He is currently a senior advisory member at St. Anthony's College at Oxford University in England.
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Richard Dreyfuss Facts
|Birth Name||Richard Stephen Dreyfus|
|Birthday||October 29, 1947 (71)|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 5" (1m65) How tall is Richard Dreyfuss compared to you?|
|Awards||1978 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for The Goodbye Girl)|
|1978 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for The Goodbye Girl)|
|James and the Giant Peach|
|The American President|
|Close Encounters Of The Third Kind|
|Postcards From The Edge|