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Richard Dreyfuss Loves Acting, But His Passion Is Politics

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as "intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck." The 66-year-ol...

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 03.24.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

The Many Faces of Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Meyer Lansky II

Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.

In Defense of the Jury System; and My Twitter Talk With Richard Dreyfuss

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

More lawyers and citizens should be standing up for the jury system. Destroying the jury system is dangerous. Who do you want to decide a case? those who actually heard ALL the evidence and considered it or those who simply picked sides? Trials are not about picking sides.

Tinfoil Hat Territory

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just for fun, today I'd like to use my column to skate perilously close to the edge of rampant paranoia. I'm really doing this to make an ironic point, at the end, but I can't deny that this type of thing is certainly fun to write.

A Conversation With Richard Dreyfuss at Cannes: 'Education Is Horrible in the United States'

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Celebrity
Karin Badt

We began by speaking about his role in Jaws. Dreyfuss passionately noted that his character, an ichthyologist, was an educated man, a passionate man, who has a goal.

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek At A&E's 'Coma'

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.23.2012 | TV

A&E's "Coma" (Mon., Sept. 3 and Tues., Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET) is a modern-day retelling of Robin Cook's bestselling novel, a true thriller that fans mi...

Sending the Bard a Birthday Card

George Heymont | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Not only have Shakespeare's works survived directorial updating and near-villainous tampering with the text, they are still taught in high schools and colleges around the world. What has changed is the wealth of teaching tools now available in the classroom and on the Internet.

Nancy Cartwright, Randy Jackson & More: This Week's Famous Post50 Birthdays

Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty

Some of our favorite Post50 celebrities will be blowing out birthday candles this week, Oct. 23-29. Those born during this time are Scorpios, and ...

10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

John Farr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

On the Red Carpet at the Ford's Theater Annual Gala With Richard Dreyfuss, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julie Andrews

Liz Glover | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Glover

I'm on the red carpet chatting with Richard Dreyfuss about playing Dick Cheney in W, asking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about 2012, and talking to Julie Andrews about being just a Tony Award away from an EGOT.

Tribeca 2011: Kids Get High on Acting in Shakespeare High

Linda Hassler | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Every year, 75-85 high schools in and around LA County participate in this program. Students learn to act out scenes from Shakespeare's famous plays. And come together for one day to perform for each other.

Richard Dreyfuss's Oscar-Winning Laughter (VIDEO)

Posted 06.26.2011 | Women

Fair or not, rare is the comedy performance that wins an Academy Award. But when one does snag gold, it's clearly deserved. Here's one of my favori...

Into the Darkness: Where Constitutional Illiteracy Is Leading Us

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Children should be prepared to experience the beauty of becoming responsible citizens. This will mean teaching them their rights and urging them to exercise their freedoms to the fullest.

Sub-Prime Mortgages and Harry the Snake

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bernard Starr

"Tin men," as we shall soon see, played a major role in the sub-prime mortgage debacle. First, the back story.

Dancing Backward in High Heels: Conversations with New York Dolls' David Johansen (Plus: Chatting with Ancient Astronauts)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The New York Dolls' David Johansen discusses the making of their new album, Dancing Backward In High Heels.

He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.

Richard Dreyfuss Holds Media Accountable

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Smith

Actor Richard Dreyfuss, 63, is applying his passion to a new act: calling the collective media to task.

Movie Review: Red

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's not that Red is a breakthrough or a game-changer in any way -- it's just a highly enjoyable comic action-thriller with a sense of humor about itself.

A Teaching Role Model on Teacher Appreciation Week

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. One that I was glad to have was Dan Tieman. 34 years later, I still remember his teaching. It made an impact on my life.

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

HuffPost Review: Leaves of Grass

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass is a textbook example of a promising movie that takes a wrong turn from which it never recovers.

Richard Dreyfuss Dismisses Lawsuit Against His Dad

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Court records show Richard Dreyfuss (DRY'-fuhs) has dismissed a lawsuit he filed against his uncle and father. Dreyfuss sued the ...

Just When Did The Quality Of Hollywood Films Start To Drop?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

While Hollywood continues to dominate the global film market, the most original, intelligent, and enduring movies today are being made outside this country.

Richard Dreyfuss: Cheney Belongs In Jail

politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney being out of office isn't enough for actor Richard Dreyfuss: He wants him locked up. Dreyfuss knows a thing or tw...