Happy Birthday: Richard Dreyfuss

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

richarddreyfuss.jpgRichard Dreyfuss

Born: October 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Svetlana Erokhin (16 March 2006 – present)
Janelle Lacey (30 May 1999 – 2005) (divorced)
Jeramie Rain (20 March 1983 – 14 September 1992) (divorced) (3 children)

[on Steven Spielberg] Steven Spielberg is the only person I’ve come across who fits my criteria of genius. And I don’t throw that word around. Genius is imagination and attention to detail. The ability to achieve to the minutest detail what you perceive in your imagination. I don’t think there’s another person on earth who’s as great a plot structuralist or better storyteller.

American Graffiti
1973
dir. George Lucas
Starring
Dreyfuss
Ron Howard
JAWSJaws
1975
dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring
Roy Scheider
Robert Shaw
Dreyfuss
Stand By Me
1986
dir. Rob Reiner
Starring
Wil Wheaton
River Phoenix
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHJames and the Giant Peach
1996
dir. Henry Selick
Cast
Simon…

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