Richard Dreyfuss

1947 - Today

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Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (; born Dreyfus; October 29, 1947) is an American actor. He is known for starring in popular films during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, including American Graffiti (1973), Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Competition (1980), Stand by Me (1986), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Tin Men (1987), Stakeout (1987), Always (1989), What About Bob? (1991), Another Stakeout (1993) and Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Dreyfuss has received more than 8,644,070 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Richard Dreyfuss is the 583rd most popular actor (down from 563rd in 2019), the 1,076th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,149th in 2019) and the 292nd most popular American Actor.

Richard Dreyfuss is most famous for his role in the movie Jaws, where he played a marine biologist who is the first to realize that a shark is killing people.

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Among actors, Richard Dreyfuss ranks 583 out of 10,030Before him are Lale Andersen, Carole Bouquet, Michele Placido, Hanna Schygulla, Rachel Weisz, and Jim Broadbent. After him are Anne Hathaway, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski, Dennis Quaid, Gert Fröbe, and Shelley Duvall.

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Among people born in 1947, Richard Dreyfuss ranks 50Before him are Florian Schneider, Richard Griffiths, Dick Advocaat, Óscar Tabárez, Jonathan Banks, and Dick Fosbury. After him are Gerd Binnig, Zahi Hawass, Robert Englund, Barbara Bach, Margaret Chan, and Ronnie Wood.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Dreyfuss ranks 1,076 out of 15,968Before him are Mary Ainsworth (1913), Calamity Jane (1852), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Richard Thaler (1945), Bernard Herrmann (1911), and Peggy Guggenheim (1898). After him are Alicia Keys (1981), Anne Hathaway (1982), Chester Bennington (1976), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Jackie Robinson (1919), and Robert Wise (1914).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Richard Dreyfuss ranks 292Before him are Robert Forster (1941), James Brolin (1940), Winona Ryder (1971), Danny Aiello (1933), R. Lee Ermey (1944), and Adam West (1928). After him are Anne Hathaway (1982), Dennis Quaid (1954), Shelley Duvall (1949), Jeremy Renner (1971), Anthony Mann (1906), and Kevin Bacon (1958).

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