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Richard Dreyfuss

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Richard Dreyfuss

American actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (8%), Italy (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Steven Spielberg, Neil Simon, Blythe Danner

Linked to: Apple, Inc., Apple Computer, Inc., Beverly Hills High School, California State University, Northridge

 

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Richard Dreyfuss was born in 1947 add something


1960

Rob Reiner - At the age of 13, Rob moved with his family to the Los Angeles area, where he attended Beverly Hills High School with Richard Dreyfuss, Bonnie Franklin and Albert Brooks.

 

Paul Kent (actor) - Throughout the 1960s, the Melrose employed actors who went on to become well-known performers, including Richard Dreyfuss


1970

Frances Conroy - During the 1970s, she performed regularly with regional and touring theatrical companies , and appeared as Desdemona at the Delacorte Theatre in a production of "Othello" with Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia


1973

American Graffiti - "'American Graffiti"' is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron_Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Wolfman Jack


1975

Once Upon a Time in America - Originally in 1975, Gérard Depardieu, who was determined to learn English with a Brooklyn accent for the role, was cast as Max with Jean Gabin playing the older Max. Richard Dreyfuss was cast as Noodles with James Cagney playing the older Noodles

 

Jon Voight - Voight was Steven Spielberg's first choice for the role of Matt Hooper in the 1975 blockbuster Jaws, but he turned down the role, which was ultimately played by Richard Dreyfuss.


1977

Richard III of England - In a play within a play in Neil Simon's 1977 film "The Goodbye Girl", Richard Dreyfuss reluctantly portrays Richard as overtly homosexual at the insistence of an avant-garde director

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - "'Close Encounters of the Third Kind"' is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François_Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey


1978

Around 1978, Dreyfuss began using cocaine frequently; his addiction came to a head four years later in 1982, when he was arrested for possession of the drug after he blacked out while driving, and his car struck a tree. add something

 

Roger L. Simon - It was later turned into a popular movie starring Richard Dreyfuss in 1978 for which Simon wrote the screenplay


1980

Nick Nolte - He continued starring in films throughout the 1980s, including "Under Fire" with Gene Hackman, "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" with Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler, "Extreme Prejudice" and "New York Stories" under the direction of Martin Scorsese

 

Amy Irving - She starred with Richard Dreyfuss in 1980 in "The Competition"


1987

Madeleine Stowe - In 1987, Stowe appeared in her first breakthrough role in the feature film "Stakeout" with Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez

 

Barry Levinson - The others were "Tin Men" , a story of aluminum-siding salesmen in the 1960s starring Richard Dreyfuss and Danny_DeVito; the immigrant family saga "Avalon" , and "Liberty Heights"


1988

Frank Oz - Usually directing comedies, Oz went on to direct "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" in 1988, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, "What About Bob-" in 1991, starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss, and "Housesitter" in 1992


1989

In 1989, Dreyfuss starred in the movie Always with Holly Hunter. add something

 

Steven Spielberg - Also in 1989, he re-united with actor Richard Dreyfuss for the romantic comedy-drama Always, about a daredevil pilot who extinguishes forest fires.

 

Jennifer Tilly - In 1989 she had a prominent role in the comedy, "Let It Ride", starring Richard Dreyfuss


1991

Irene Worth - In 1991, she won a third Tony for her performance as the tough as nails Grandma Kurnitz in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" and later appeared in the film version along with Richard Dreyfuss and Mercedes Ruehl


1994

In 1994, he participated in the historic Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah at the Vatican in the presence of Pope John Paul II, Rav Elio Toaf, chief rabbi of Rome, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, President of the Italian Republic. add something

 

Gilbert Levine - In 1994, Levine conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the historic "Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah ," which marked the first official Vatican commemoration of the Nazi genocide of World War II. Featured guest artists were Lynn Harrell and Richard Dreyfuss, who narrated an excerpt from Leonard Bernstein's Third Symphony


1995

In 1995 Dreyfuss co-authored with science-fiction writer Harry Turtledove the novel The Two Georges, an alternate history/mystery piece set in the year 1996 of an alternate timeline where the American Revolution was peacefully avoided. add something

 

Gail Strickland - She played Esther MacInerney, the wife of A.J. MacInerney , Chief of Staff for President Andrew Shepherd , in the 1995 blockbuster movie "The American President", which starred Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, and Richard Dreyfuss


1997

Fagin - In Disney's 1997 live action television production, Fagin is played by Richard Dreyfuss

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Joe Alves, Melinda Dillon, Douglas Trumbull, "The Making of Close Encounters of the Third Kind", 1997, Columbia Pictures Jack Nicholson turned it down because of scheduling conflicts


1999

Marsha Mason - Mason reunited with "Goodbye Girl" co-star Richard Dreyfuss and writer Neil Simon in Duncan Weldon and Emanuel Azenberg's production of "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" in 1999 which was performed at the L.A. Theatre Works shortly after a revival in London's West End and led to a Grammy nomination in comedy


2000

Fail Safe (1964 film) - In 2000, the novel was adapted again as a televised play, starring George Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss and Noah Wyle, and broadcast live in black and white on CBS


2001

In 2001/2002, he played Max Bickford in the television drama The Education of Max Bickford. add something


2003

This record was surpassed by Adrien Brody, in 2003. add something


2004

In April 2004, he appeared in the revival of Sly Fox on Broadway (opposite Eric Stoltz, Rene Auberjonois, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth Berkley). add something

 

In November 2004, he was scheduled to appear in The Producers in London , but withdrew from the production a week before opening night. add something

 

Larry Kramer - Actors following Davis who portrayed Kramer's alter ego Ned Weeks included Joel Grey, Richard Dreyfuss , Martin Sheen , Tom Hulce and John Shea in the West End, Raul Esparza in a highly acclaimed 2004 revival at the Public Theater, and most recently Joe Mantello on Broadway at the Golden Theater

 

Nathan Lane - He later replaced Richard Dreyfuss in the role in 2004 at London 's Theatre Royal Drury Lane at the last minute, and went on to win the Olivier *award as Best Actor in a Musical

 

Elizabeth Berkley - She went on to make her Broadway debut in the comedy "Sly Fox", opposite Richard Dreyfuss in February 2004, three months after her marriage to artist Greg Lauren


2006

Dreyfuss has organized and promoted campaigns to inform and instruct audiences in what he considers potential erosion of individual rights, a personal initiative he began in 2006, responding to what he believes were violations of individual rights under the presidential administration of George W. Bush. add something

 

In 2006, he appeared as one of the survivors in the 2006 film Poseidon. add something


2007

In 2007, Dreyfuss appeared in the youth voting documentary film 18 in '08. add something


2009

Also in 2009, he portrayed the Biblical figure Moses in the Thomas Nelson audiobook production Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible. add something

 

He guest-voiced as himself in the "Three Kings" episode of Family Guy in 2009, and later appeared again in the episode "Peter-assment". add something

 

In early 2009, he appeared in the play Complicit (directed by Kevin_Spacey) in London's Old Vic theatre. add something

 

Mitchell Hurwitz - "Happiness Isn't Everything" is a 2009 CBS pilot written by Hurwitz and Jim Vallely, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jason_Biggs, Ben Schwartz and Mary Steenburgen


2010

Dreyfuss has publicly endorsed Jonathan Tasini's campaign for Charles Rangel's congressional seat in the 15th district of New York in 2010. add something


2011

On June 10, 2011, Dreyfuss was made a Master Mason by the Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia at the Washington DC Scottish Rite building, as well as a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and is a member of the Valley of the District of Columbia, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite add something

 

"Tribute". accessed October 3, 2011 add something


 

Dreyfuss was among 99 other stars at the 2012 Academy awards - Night of 100 Stars add something


2015

On February 18th, 2015, it was announced that Dreyfuss would portray Bernie Madoff in an upcoming miniseries add something

 

He will be playing opposite Blythe Danner as Ruth Madoff, and filming began in June 2015 for an expected release in December 2015 add something


2016

In February 2016 Dreyfuss was heavily criticized for attending a Ted Cruz campaign event add something

 

The first episode was telecast on February 3, 2016, co-starring Blythe Danner add something


2017

In 2017, actress Jessica Teich accused Dreyfuss of exposing himself to her and attempting to get her to perform fellatio on him during the filming of the 1980s ABC comedy special "Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville"; in a Vulture interview she said "I remember my face being brought close to his penis add something


2018

In June 2018, Dreyfuss slammed the Australian talk show "The Project" in regards to how he was interviewed add something