Dreyfuss is commencement speaker
Dreyfuss, one of Hollywood’s most versatile and energetic leading men,
will be the commencement speaker for The Community School at graduation in
54, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who has appeared in 38 movies from
1967-2000, is the father of three children, including a daughter, Emily,
who graduates from The Community School in Sun Valley this year.
breakthrough roles in "American Graffiti" (1973) and as the
shark expert in "Jaws" (1975), Dreyfuss won a Best Actor Oscar
for his role as Elliott Garfield in "The Goodbye Girl" (1977).
At 29, he was the youngest-ever actor to win the covered statuette, a
distinction Dreyfuss still holds.
nominated for an Oscar for his role as a music teacher in "Mr.
Holland’s Opus" (1996).
Dreyfuss is playing a middle-aged professor at a women’s college in the
CBS television series "The Education of Max Bickford." He
appears on The History Channel in an educational series "Mr. Dreyfuss
Goes to Washington."
Community School graduation will take place Sunday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at
the Sun Valley independent school.