"I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance."
Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an
American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television,
and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Goodbye Girl.
Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Awards
in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or
On June 10, 2011, Dreyfuss was made a Master Mason
by the Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia at the
Washington DC Scottish Rite building, as well as a 32nd Degree Scottish
Rite Mason and is a member of the Valley of the District of Columbia,
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite