For some reason, my September has been chockfull of Richard Dreyfuss.  From ‘Stand By Me’ the other night to ‘Jaws’ at work this week to my current watching of ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ (a sentimental favorite), I’m pretty much drowning in Dreyfuss.  It’s not like I’m complaining, the man has a presence, but it’s hard to decide which Dreyfuss is the BEST Dreyfuss, given his presence in tons of amazing movies and also ‘What About Bob?’, leading us to today’s American graffittied query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) can’t beat Roy Neary, if only for the intense gaze he gives his plateful of mashed potatoes, asking: Which movie outing constitutes the absolute Best of Dreyfuss?


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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    The Goodbye Girl. Really glad they did not go with DeNiro. Waiting for the humor of Brazil and Midnight Run was a better choice for him, I think.

    Dreyfuss got his Best Actor Oscar for this role. Well deserved. Loved the scene where the kid had a stomach ache. And his Richard III was hilarious!

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