Show Business: Hollywood's Flying Object

A close encounter with Richard Dreyfuss

If you are ever playing trivia and someone asks for the corniest lines you've ever heard, try the following: Girl (approaching an actor she has seen only on the screen): I love you. Actor: Give me two minutes and I'll love you right back.

That exchange says three things about the actor, hereafter identified as Richard Dreyfuss, the star of Jaws and two of this year's best films, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Goodbye Girl: 1) he is brash, 2) he is never at a loss...

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