• Richard  Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Born on October 29th, 1947

    From Brooklyn, New York

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The Day Reagan Was Shot Poster

The Day Reagan Was Shot

When John Hinckley Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan (Richard Crenna), it triggers both medical and political dramas. In the OR, two young doctors summon all of their skills to save the president's life. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Alexander Haig (Richard Dreyfuss) mistakenly believes he is third in line to the presidency and, in the absence of the vice president, eerily declares that he is now the head of the United States, leading to a confusion that could alert the course of world events.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Mr. Holland's Opus Poster

Mr. Holland's Opus

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.

Golden Globe (1996)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role