HollywoodChicago.com RSS   Facebook   HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter   Free Giveaway E-mail   

Podtalk: Richard Dreyfuss of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
Average: 5 (1 vote)

CHICAGO – The 40th anniversary edition of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, is in a limited run in theaters now. What better time to resurrect a 2009 HollywoodChicago.com interview with Dreyfuss, and publish it as a podcast talk.

Dreyfuss1
Richard Dreyfuss, Chicago, 2009
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

At the time Dreyfuss did “Close Encounters” he was on an hot streak, preceded by “Jaws” (1974) and culminating in “The Goodbye Girl” (1977), and became the youngest Best Actor Oscar winner for “Goodbye” (at age 30). With a career that began in 1964, he also had prominent roles in “American Graffiti” (1973), “Stand by Me” (1986), “What About Bob” (1991) and “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995). More recently, he portrayed Bernie Madoff in the TV mini-series “Madoff” (2016) and has four films in production or currently unreleased. The 2009 interview took place at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville, Ill.

In the following podcast interview, Richard Dreyfuss talks about his activism, portraying “villains” like Dick Cheney in “W.,” and a surprising story (even though “I really don’t catalog my mind like that.”) about the film “Always” (1989).


The 40th Anniversary re-release of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is currently in theaters nationwide. See local listings for theaters and show times. Featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban and Francois Truffaut. Written and directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated “PG

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing

TV, DVD, BLU-RAY & THEATER REVIEWS

  • Bobby Pin Girls

    CHICAGO – The “breeder years” are difficult on everyone, as the biological imperative becomes overwhelming and the couplings that result yield both discovery and misadventure. Nothing Without a Company’s new play “Bobby Pin Girls” highlight two such Millennial women, roommates who are having man trouble, although the argument can be made that it’s eternally “boy trouble.” The show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the Chicago Mosaic School through December 3rd, 2017. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

  • Transformers 5 front

    CHICAGO – Knock me over with a feather kids, but I enjoyed “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Maybe it was in comparison to the others or maybe director Michael Bay has beaten me into submission, but this one had the right story elements and casting to make it work, with exceptions of course. It’s goofiness is its charm, and it was released on Blu-Ray/DVD on September 26th, 2017 (Digital HD already available).

Advertisement



HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter

archive

HollywoodChicago.com Top Ten Discussions
tracker