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Richard Dreyfus

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Net worth 2018: $65 Million
Residence: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 29 October 1947
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.65 m

Richard Dreyfus was bornon 29 October 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, American, is Actor. Richard Dreyfus is a highly acclaimed American actor who is known for playing a variety of roles in his five decades and on-going career. Coming from a non-media family, Dreyfus tryst with acting started early. He started acting at the age of fifteen and made his debut on big screen when he was 20. Unlike most of the actors who go through a troubled early phase of discovering their own talent, Dreyfus had a strong beginning. In 1973, he bagged a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film, ‘American Grafitti’. From then on, there was no looking back for this great actor who gave one blockbuster after the other, with films like, ‘Jaws’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, and ‘The Goodbye Girl’ for which won an Oscar , Golden Globe and BAFTA. Dreyfus drug addiction primarily hampered his career during the first half of the 1980s but he bounced back from the same in style. In 1986, he made a comeback with ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’. Since then, he has been part of several interesting projects in films, television, and theatre. He jumped to fame once again with ‘Mr Holland’s Opus’ in 1995. Recently, Dreyfus was seen in the teleseries ‘Madoff’.


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In 2016, Dreyfus portrayed the role of Bernie Madoff in the miniseries ‘Madoff’ co-starring Blythe Danner


In 2015, he was seen playing the role of George Hiller in the film, ‘Zipper’


In 2010, he made a cameo appearance in ‘Piranha 3D’ as Matt Hooper


He featured as one of the survivors in the 2006 film, ‘Poseidon’


Dreyfus became the youngest actor to receive an Academy, a record which he held for 25 years before it was broken by Adrian Brody in 2003


Beginning 2000, he appeared in several films, including ‘The Crew’, ‘The Old Man Who Read Love Stories’, ‘Who Is Cletis Tout?’ and ‘Silver City’


In 1999, Dreyfus married Janelle Lacey but the two divorced in 2005


In 1995, Dreyfus capped the role of Glenn Holland, a determined and inspiring musical teacher who aims to compose one great piece of music, in ‘Mr


In 1994, he was one of the participants of the historic Papal Concert commemorating the Shoah at the Vatican amidst Pope John Paul II, Rav Elio Toaf - chief rabbi of Rome, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro - President of the Italian Republic


In 1991, he was a part of the ensemble cast in the rom-com, ‘Once Around’


He started the decade of 1990s with the films, ‘Postcards from the Edge’ and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’


In 1989, he reunited with Steven Spielberg for the film, ‘Always’ co-starring with Holly Hunter


In 1987, Dreyfus starred in the films, ‘Stakeout’, ‘Nuts’ and ‘Tin Men’


He made his comeback with the 1986 Paul Mazursky's film, ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’, starring alongside Bette Midler and Nick Nolte


For most of the early 1980s, he suffered from drug addiction


Following ‘The Goodbye Girl’ success story, Dreyfus produced and starred in the movie ‘The Big Fix’ in 1978


Dreyfus most promising work as an actor came in 1977 with the film, ‘The Goodbye Girl’


Year 1975 was a prosperous year for Dreyfus in terms of career


In 1974, Dreyfus f played the lead role in the Canadian film, ‘The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz’


In 1973, Dreyfus played a significant role in the flick, ‘American Graffiti’


Next, he featured in ‘Valley of the Dolls’ (1967) wherein he had a small role yet again


During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dreyfus performed on stage on Broadway, Off-Broadway, repertory, and improvisational theatre


Richard Stephen Dreyfus was born on October 29, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York to Geraldine and Norman Dreyfus

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