Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss2 posts
3 Apr, 1978

Wins Oscar


Dreyfuss wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a feckless Off-Broadway actor who takes in an unemployed dancer (Marsha Mason) and her daughter (Quinn Cummings) in Herbert Ross’s film adaptation of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. Sylvester Stalone presents the award. Dreyfuss:

I didn’t prepare anything. Ahhm… [laughs]. Wait a second, am I here? Yes, okay. First I will embarrass Ray Stark by saying that I owe him everything; and he is a great man. To Herb Ross, who is the only true gentleman I’ve ever known in my life. To Herb, Marsha, and Neil, and Quinn. I could go on and on and on and I don’t want to leave. Can I rent this [referring to the podium] now? Thank you very much.

20 Jun, 1975


Film Appearance

Dreyfuss stars as an oceanographer brought in to consult when a shark starts killing swimmers on the beaches of a New England tourist town. Roy Scheider, and Robert Shaw also star in this Steven Spielberg directed horror film, which will eventually become famous for all the difficulties that occurred during the production.

We started the film without a script, without a cast and without a shark.

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