April 15, 2024
Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Picture by Chris Jennewein

MiraCosta Faculty will welcome Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss for a free occasion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dreyfuss will likely be interviewed by a member of the movie school, Professor Florene Villane.

RSVP on-line for his look, on the Live performance Corridor on MiraCosta’s Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Bldg. 2400.

The actor’s profession, spanning a number of a long time, consists of elements within the iconic ’70s movies Jaws, American Graffiti and Shut Encounters of the Third Sort. He gained the Academy Award for Finest Actor in 1978 for The Goodbye Woman and was final nominated for the 1995 movie Mr. Holland’s Opus.

He final appeared within the 2023 movie Sweetwater, a couple of participant’s journey in 1950 to turn into the primary Black man to signal an NBA contract.

Along with performing, Dreyfuss is thought for his activism and writing. He based the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group with the purpose of reviving civics educating in American public faculties.

His ebook, One Thought Scares Me, launched final 12 months, outlines the causes and penalties of the dearth of civics training over the past 50 years.

He additionally drew criticism final 12 months when he objected to current guidelines put forth by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences which are supposed to diversify Finest Image nominees for the Academy Awards. He known as the requirements “patronizing” and “so inconsiderate.”