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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

Richard Dreyfuss as "Glenn Holland"

Composer Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) believes that he'll eventually write a transcendent piece of music, but in the meantime he's taken a job at an Oregon high school. Though at first the job frustrates him, and his unconventional methods often draw the ire of the straight-laced vice principal (W.H. Macy), Mr. Holland grows to love his students as the "temporary" position stretches into a decades-long career -- and in the end, they reveal just how much they love him back.

Academy Award (1995) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1995) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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