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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 29, 1947, Richard Dreyfuss did extensive theatre work before breaking into small television roles. In 1967, he made his film debut with bit parts in The Graduate and Valley of the Dolls, and a major role in The Young Runaways (1968) followed. But his breakthrough role wouldn't come until 1973, when he portrayed sensitive high school graduate Curt Henderson in the nostalgia hit American Graffiti.

Next came roles in back-to-back mega-hits for Steven Spielberg -- Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Dreyfuss also was memorable as fidgety actor Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl, a role that made him one of the youngest Best Actor Oscar winners in history. He was nominated again for Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).

Dreyfuss's other films include Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Stakeout, What About Bob?, Krippendorf's Tribe and Silver City.

Richard Dreyfuss in Red

Red

2010 PG-13

After trading in his professional past as a black-ops CIA operative for a new identity, Frank Moses is basking in normality. But he's forced to return to old habits when an assassin puts a target on his back and goes after the woman he loves.

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  • Richard Dreyfuss in Poseidon Poseidon
  • Richard Dreyfuss in American Graffiti American Graffiti
  • Richard Dreyfuss in What About Bob? What About Bob?
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Stand by Me Stand by Me
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws Jaws
  • Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl The Goodbye Girl
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Richard Dreyfuss in The American President The American President
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Paranoia Paranoia
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Fail Safe Fail Safe
  • Richard Dreyfuss in James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Very Good Girls Very Good Girls
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Down and Out in Beverly Hills Down and Out in Beverly Hills
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Always Always
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland's Opus Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Richard Dreyfuss in My Life in Ruins My Life in Ruins
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Rediscovering John Cazale Rediscovering John Cazale
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Whose Life Is It Anyway? Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Richard Dreyfuss in W. W.
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Cas & Dylan Cas & Dylan
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Zipper Zipper
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Oliver Twist Oliver Twist
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Dillinger Dillinger
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Tin Men Tin Men
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Stakeout Stakeout
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Moon Over Parador Moon Over Parador
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Once Around Once Around
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Piranha Piranha
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Silver City Silver City
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Boffo!: Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters Boffo!: Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters
  • Richard Dreyfuss in The Lightkeepers The Lightkeepers
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Coma Coma
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Gidget: The Complete Series Gidget: The Complete Series
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Inserts Inserts
  • Richard Dreyfuss in The Second Coming of Suzanne The Second Coming of Suzanne
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Nuts Nuts
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Rudolph: The Island of Misfit Toys Rudolph: The Island of Misfit Toys
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Who is Cletis Tout? Who is Cletis Tout?
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Johnstown Flood Johnstown Flood
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Citizen Stan Citizen Stan
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Coast to Coast Coast to Coast
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Tin Man Tin Man
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Suburban Girl Suburban Girl
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Rona Barrett's Hollywood Rona Barrett's Hollywood
  • Richard Dreyfuss in America Betrayed America Betrayed
  • Richard Dreyfuss in Shakespeare High Shakespeare High