Richard Dreyfuss

Born Oct 29, 1947

Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is an American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Always, What About Bob?, Poseidon, Mr. Holland's Opus, and James and the Giant Peach. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on October 29, 1947.


1972 24 Years Old Dreyfuss appeared in the play The Time of Your Life, which was revived on March 17, 1972 at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Los Angeles, and directed by Edwin Sherin. … Read More
1973 25 Years Old He appeared in the subsequent Dillinger, and landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars such as Harrison Ford and Ron Howard. … Read More


1978 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the 1978 Academy Award for Best Actor at the 50th Academy Awards ceremony for his portrayal of a struggling actor in The Goodbye Girl (1977), becoming the youngest actor to do so (at the age of 30 years, 125 days old), besting Marlon Brando, who had won his first Oscar in 1955 at the age of 30 years 360 days old. This record stood for 25 years until it was broken in 2003 by Adrien Brody, who was three weeks shy of age 30 at the time of the 75th Academy Awards ceremony.
1986 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He entered rehabilitation and eventually made a Hollywood comeback with the films Down And Out In Beverly Hills in 1986 and Stakeout the following year.


1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1991 43 Years Old He had a starring role opposite Bill Murray in the 1991 comedy What About Bob?, as a psychiatrist who goes crazy while trying to cope with a particularly obsessive new patient. … Read More
1994 46 Years Old 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. … Read More
1995 47 Years Old …  After his 1995 divorce from Rain, Dreyfuss married Janelle Lacey in 1999, but they divorced in 2005.


2001 53 Years Old In 2001/2002, he played Max Bickford in the television drama The Education of Max Bickford.
2004 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2004, he appeared in the revival of Sly Fox on Broadway (opposite Eric Stoltz, René Auberjonois, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth Berkley). … Read More
In 2006, he appeared as one of the survivors in the film Poseidon.


2008 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 64 Years Old Dreyfuss was among 99 other stars at the 2012 Academy Awards - Night of 100 Stars. … Read More
2014 66 Years Old In 2014, Dreyfuss appeared on Huckabee, hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, to discuss how civic education can create a stronger America and to ask viewers to sign the Preamble in order to support the cause. … Read More
2015 67 Years Old On February 18, 2015, it was announced that Dreyfuss would portray Bernie Madoff in an upcoming miniseries. … Read More
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