Richard Dreyfuss

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Richard Dreyfuss. He was already the youngest actor ever to win an Oscar when he starred in the phenomenally successful Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Too many drugs and too much drink threatened his career until in 1982 he had a terrible car smash which brought him to his senses. Today, with a dozen more hit films under his belt he's fulfilling a lifelong ambition to appear on the London stage.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: 4th Movement of the Thunderstorm by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Luxury: Books delivered to the island on a regular basis

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 May 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRichard Dreyfuss

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