Richard Dreyfuss

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  • Birth Name: Richard Stephen Dreyfus
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War; performed his alternative service at Los Angeles County General Hospital.
  • Began his acting career with appearances on 1960s sitcoms like Karen and Bewitched.
  • In 1978, the 30-year-old actor was the youngest person to win a Best Actor Oscar, for The Goodbye Girl. That record held until 29-year-old Adrien Brody won for The Pianist in 2003.
  • Made his directorial debut with a 1994 production of Hamlet for England's Birmingham Theatre Company.
  • Has said he patterns his work after Spencer Tracy, Edward G. Robinson and Paul Muni.
  • A political and social activist, he is active in the American Civil Liberties Union, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a board member of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Awards

  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1977, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1979, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1976, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Harry Spencer Dreyfuss — Son
  • Laura Cayouette — Ex-significant Other
  • Norman Dreyfuss — Father
  • Benjamin Dreyfuss — Son
  • Cathy Dreyfuss — Sister
  • Emily Dreyfuss — Daughter
  • Svetlana Erokhin — Wife
  • Geraldine Dreyfuss — Mother
  • Janelle Lacey — Ex-wife
  • Lorin Dreyfuss — Brother
  • Jeramie Rain — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Richard Stephen Dreyfus
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer