Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss

Highest Rated: 100% The Shark Is Still Working (2006)

Lowest Rated: 7% Paranoia (2013)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1947

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Richard Dreyfuss was an American actor who collaborated with some of the greatest filmmakers of the 1970s, including the film that for all intents and purposes invented the summer blockbuster, and was for awhile the youngest man to ever win an Oscar for Best Actor. Throughout the years Dreyfuss brought a very specific, often tightly wound energy to all of his projects, whether he's appearing in tear-jerking dramas or slapstick comedies. Born on October 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, Dreyfuss was the second son born to Geraldine Dreyfuss, a peace activist, and Norman Dreyfuss, an attorney. His older brother, Lorin, was born in 1944. The family lived in the Bayside area of Queens, but Norman soon grew tired of New York, and the family moved, first to Europe for awhile, before settling in Los Angeles when Dreyfuss was nine years old. It was here that Dreyfuss first began acting, performing in plays at the Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Art Center and Westside Jewish Community Center, under the tutelage of drama teacher Bill Miller. While still in high school at Beverly Hills High, Dreyfuss made his TV debut, on an episode of the sitcom "Karen" (1964-67). He briefly attended CSU Northridge, but dropped out after a year. In 1967, Dreyfuss appeared in very small roles in two high profile films, playing a stagehand in the drama "Valley of the Dolls" (1967), and a college student during a pivotal scene towards the end of "The Graduate" (1967). While working as a clerk at a Los Angeles hospital, part of his alternate service as a registered conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, Dreyfuss built up quite a resume of TV appearances, taking guest spots on such programs as "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1964-69), "That Girl" (ABC, 1966-1971), and "Bewitched" (ABC, 1964-1972). However, his big break came when an ambitious film school graduate named George Lucas cast Dreyfuss in the lead role of his second feature, "American Graffiti" (1973). In the film, a nostalgic look back at a group of high school friends over one pivotal night towards the end of summer 1962, Dreyfuss played Curt, a bright but conflicted young man who is debating whether or not he really wants to leave his hometown to go to college out on the East Coast, and spends the film trying to chase down an elusive blonde in a white T-Bird. In addition to Dreyfuss, the cast included a number of future stars, including Ron Howard and Harrison Ford. The film was a hit, and Dreyfuss followed it up with another lead role, playing the titular character in the comedy "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974). Though the film wasn't a box office smash, it got strong reviews from critics, especially Pauline Kael, who praised Dreyfuss for his energetic performance. For his next film, Dreyfuss hooked up with Steven Spielberg, a buddy of his "American Graffiti" director George Lucas, to play Matt Hooper, a brash, Ivy League-educated shark specialist who embarks on a fateful journey alongside a squeamish local sheriff (Roy Scheider) and a drunken eccentric fisherman (Robert Shaw) to try and kill a bloodthirsty great white shark. While the production of the film was notoriously troubled, when "Jaws" (1975) was unleashed onto moviegoers in the summer of 1975, the response was seismic. "Jaws" became the highest grossing film of all time, all but cemented the summer blockbuster into culture, and made Spielberg one of the most popular directors in film history. Naturally, Dreyfuss decided to reunite with Spielberg for his next project, a moody yet hopeful sci-fi film about a family man whose life changes after he encounters alien lifeforms. "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), was another box office phenomenon, praised by critics and audiences alike, nominated for multiple Oscars, and went on to gross over $300 million worldwide. That same year, Dreyfuss starred in a much smaller film, "The Goodbye Girl," written by Neil Simon, in which he played Elliot Garfield, a neurotic aspiring actor trying to make it on Broadway who falls in love with an equally neurotic dancer (Marsha Mason). Though the film itself received mixed reviews, the consensus was that Dreyfuss was excellent as Elliot, and on Oscar night the following year, Dreyfuss became the youngest man in history to take home the award for Best Actor. At 30 years and 125 days old, he just barely beat out Marlon Brando, who was 30 years and 360 days old when he won the same prize for "On the Waterfront" (1954). With two huge blockbusters and an Academy Award under his belt, Dreyfuss should've been on top of the world. Sadly, it was around this time that he began using cocaine, a habit that quickly turned into a full-on addiction. In 1982, he hit rock bottom when he blacked out while driving, and his Mercedes-Benz 450 SL plowed into a tree. Dreyfuss wasn't hurt, but police did arrest him for cocaine possession. Soon after this incident, he entered rehab and got sober. The next step was getting his career back on track, which he did by appearing in a number of successful films, including Paul Mazursky's dark comedy "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986), and Rob Reiner's coming of age tale "Stand by Me" (1986). In 1989, Dreyfuss worked with Spielberg for a third time, starring alongside Holly Hunter, John Goodman, and Audrey Hepburn in her final onscreen appearance, in the romantic comedy "Always" (1989). Though the film wasn't nearly as big a hit as "Jaws" or "Close Encounters" this did not deter Dreyfuss, who followed it up with a powerhouse comedic performance in "What About Bob?" (1991), in which he played Dr. Leo Marvin, a self-obsessed therapist with a hair-trigger temper whose attempts at becoming a household name are destroyed over the course of a weekend by a well-meaning but deeply annoying patient named Bob (Bill Murray). The film was a hit with critics and audiences, largely due to the excellent comedic chemistry between Dreyfuss and Murray. For his next big project, Dreyfuss went back to drama, playing a high school music teacher who aspires to become a world-renowned composer while dealing with a dysfunctional family. Based on a true story, "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995) earned Dreyfuss a number of accolades, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. As film work began to dry up in the late nineties, Dreyfuss turned to TV, acting as producer and star of the drama series "The Education of Max Bickford" (CBS, 2001-02). Despite a strong start, the show soon dipped in the ratings, and was cancelled after its first season. Dreyfuss was next slated to play shyster producer Max Bialystock in a London production of "The Producers" but was eventually fired due to issues involving a herniated disc. He followed up this kerfuffle by appearing in the big budget disaster remake "Poseidon" (2006), and playing Vice President Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic, "W." (2008). After both of those films failed to make much of a mark, Dreyfuss returned to TV, where he enjoyed an arc on the drama "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005-2012), playing Warren Schiff, an old high school teacher of lead character Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), to whom she lost her virginity as a teen. He then went from playing a fictional old creep to playing a real life one, when he was cast as the notorious Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff in the miniseries "Madoff" (ABC, 2016), a performance which earned him rave reviews. Dreyfuss could next be seen in two Netflix original films: the comedy "The Last Laugh" (2019) and the action thriller "Polar" (2019).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
53% 36% The Last Laugh Buddy Green (Character) - 2019
66% 67% Astronaut Angus (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
22% 39% Daughter of the Wolf Father (Character) - 2019
46% 37% Asher Avi (Character) - 2018
20% 50% Bayou Caviar Yuri (Character) - 2018
55% 51% Book Club Einstein (Character) $68.5M 2018
20% 27% Zipper George Hiller (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caserta Palace Dream Vanvitelli (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 51% Squatters Unknown (Character) - 2014
19% 33% Very Good Girls Danny (Character) - 2013
31% 62% Cas & Dylan Dr. Cas Pepper (Character) - 2013
7% 35% Paranoia Frank Cassidy (Character) $7.3M 2013
74% 43% Piranha Matt Boyd (Character) $25M 2010
72% 72% Red Alexander Dunning (Character) $90.4M 2010
61% 49% Leaves of Grass Pug Rothbaum (Character) $68K 2009
20% 47% The Lightkeepers Seth (Character) - 2009
80% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
10% 44% My Life in Ruins Irv (Character) $8.7M 2009
58% 42% W. Dick Cheney (Character) $25.5M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Signs of the Time Narrator - 2008
100% 93% The Shark Is Still Working Unknown (Character) - 2006
33% 43% Poseidon Richard Nelson (Character) $60.7M 2006
No Score Yet 91% Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive Unknown (Character) - 2006
48% 32% Silver City Chuck Raven (Character) $1M 2004
No Score Yet 21% Coast to Coast Barnaby Pierce (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teddy Roosevelt - An American Lion Unknown (Character) - 2003
73% 60% Johnstown Flood Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 43% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Unknown (Character) - 2001
60% 68% The Day Reagan Was Shot Alexander Haig (Character) - 2001
23% 51% Who Is Cletis Tout? Micah (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 62% The Old Man Who Read Love Stories Antonio Bolivar (Character) - 2001
20% 34% The Crew Bobby Bartellemeo (Character) $13M 2000
100% 79% Fail Safe President (Character) - 2000
40% 12% Lansky Meyer Lansky (Character) - 1999
16% 24% Krippendorf's Tribe James Krippendorf (Character) $7.6M 1998
No Score Yet 83% Frank Capra's American Dream Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Fagin (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything for Love Director - 1996
69% 65% Night Falls on Manhattan Sam Vigoda (Character) $9.9M 1996
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Vic (Character) $102.9K 1996
No Score Yet 87% The Universal Story Narrator - 1996
91% 65% James and the Giant Peach Centipede (Voice) $28.9M 1996
No Score Yet 11% The Last Word Larry (Character) - 1995
91% 77% The American President Senator Bob Rumson (Character) $59M 1995
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Glenn Holland (Character) $82.6M 1995
96% 87% Quiz Show Executive Producer $24.8M 1994
22% 39% Silent Fall Dr. Jake Rainer (Character) $2.7M 1994
16% 28% Another Stakeout Chris Lecce (Character) $20.1M 1993
71% 77% Lost in Yonkers Uncle Louie (Character) $9.1M 1993
No Score Yet 80% Prisoner of Honor Col. Picquart (Character) - 1991
70% 73% Once Around Sam Sharpe (Character) $14.3M 1991
84% 79% What About Bob? Dr. Leo Marvin (Character) $63.5M 1991
84% 66% Postcards From the Edge Doctor Frankenthal (Character) $36.9M 1990
61% 87% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead The Player (Character) $55K 1990
64% 60% Always Pete Sandich (Character) - 1989
27% 75% Let It Ride Jay Trotter (Character) $5M 1989
42% 46% Moon Over Parador Jack Noah/President Alphonse Simms (Character) $10.1M 1988
88% 56% Stakeout Chris Lecce (Character) $65.4M 1987
77% 64% Tin Men Bill 'BB' Babowsky (Character) $25.3M 1987
33% 71% Nuts Aaron Levinsky (Character) $29.5M 1987
79% 52% Down and Out in Beverly Hills David "Dave" Whiteman (Character) $60.2M 1986
No Score Yet 52% The Buddy System Joe (Character) - 1984
70% 79% Whose Life Is It Anyway? Ken Harrison (Character) - 1981
75% 63% The Competition Paul Dietrich (Character) - 1980
86% 51% The Big Fix Moses Wine (Character),
Producer
- 1978
84% 84% The Goodbye Girl Elliot Garfield (Character) - 1977
94% 85% Close Encounters of the Third Kind Roy Neary (Character) $3.1M 1977
No Score Yet 56% Victory at Entebbe Colonel Yonatan `'Yonni'` Netanyahu (Character) - 1976
98% 90% Jaws Matt Hooper (Character) $260.9M 1975
64% 56% Inserts Boy Wonder (Character) - 1975
93% 71% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Duddy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Second Coming of Suzanne Clavius (Character) - 1974
92% 73% Dillinger Baby Face Nelson (Character) - 1973
96% 84% American Graffiti Curt Henderson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two for the Money Morris Gap (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 57% Hello Down There Harold Webster (Character) - 1969
35% 58% Valley of the Dolls Assistant stage manager (uncredited) (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2020
84% 95% Shots Fired Arlen Cox (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madoff Bernie Madoff (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
No Score Yet 64% Your Family or Mine Louis Weston (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityline Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Generation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coma Unknown (Character) 2012
88% 96% Parenthood Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
70% 77% Weeds Warren Schiff (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator (Guest Voice) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Huckabee Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tin Man Unknown (Character) 2007
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Max Bickford (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Gearshon Gorofsky (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Caleb Dunne (Guest Star) 1973 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Herbie Aroon (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judd for the Defense Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Rodney (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Norman (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Unknown (Guest Star) 1965

QUOTES FROM Richard Dreyfuss CHARACTERS

Siggy Marvin says: What if it starts up again?

Dr. Leo Marvin says: He can borrow my slicker!

Jay Trotter says: God likes me! He really, really likes me!

Centipede says: Holy shipwreck!!!!!

Bobby Bartellemeo says: Constantly surrounded by beautiful girls, with a prostate the size of a vidalya onion, it was like waving candy corn in front of a diabetic.

Richard Nelson says: Hi, I'm Nelson.

Richard Nelson says: Thank you, gorgeous!

Valentin says: My name is Valentin.

Richard Nelson says: I love that name.

Chris Lecce says: It's a family custom

Chris Lecce says: It's a family custom.

Sam Sharpe says: Dogs can't make their dreams come true, so people have to.

Matt Hooper says: [voice imitating W. C. Fields] I don't have to take this abuse much longer!

Matt Hooper says: I don't have to take this abuse much longer!

Matt Hooper says: Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller; and it wasn't any coral reef; and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark.

Matt Hooper says: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.

Roy Neary says: You can't fool us by agreeing with us.

Boy Wonder says: Nothing pure is ever simple.

Glenn Holland says: I'm talking to you boy! What's the matter? You deaf or something?

Matt Hooper says: (After light on Orca goes out) He ate the light!

Matt Hooper says: He ate the light!

Chief Martin Brody says: Terrific!

Matt Hooper says: Show me the way to go home... I'm tired and I wanna go to bed. I 'ad a little drink about an hour ago and it's got right to my 'ead. Wherever I may roam. By land or sea or phone. You can always hear me singin this song... show me the way to go home... bom bom bom

Matt Hooper says: "Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller, and it wasn't any coral reef, and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark!"

Matt Hooper says: Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller, and it wasn't any coral reef, and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark!

Dr. Leo Marvin says: [just as Bob and Lily get pronounced "Man and Wife"] NO!

Dr. Leo Marvin says: [just as Bob and Lily get pronounced 'Man and Wife'] NO!

Dr. Leo Marvin says: [after he finds out the mental institution staff like Bob] I can't believe that I'm hearing this!

Dr. Tomsky says: Relax, Leo.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: [obviously not relaxed] I'm relaxed!

Dr. Tomsky says: Take a vacation.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: [losing it] I'M ON VACATION!

Dr. Tomsky says: [concerned] ...Maybe you should check in here for a few days. Get a handle on things.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: You think he's gone? He's not gone. That's the whole point! He's never gone! [he opens the door and there's Bob]

Bob Wiley says: Is this some radical new therapy?

Dr. Leo Marvin says: YOU SEE?!

Dr. Leo Marvin says: [seeing Bob put his arm around Lily] DON'T TOUCH MY SISTER!

The Writer says: The train had knocked Ray Brower out of his Keds the same way it had knocked the life out of his body.

The Writer says: [referring to Chris] Although I hadn't seen him in more than ten years, I know I'll miss him forever.

The Writer says: We all knew what Vern meant right away. At the beginning of the school year, Vern had buried a quart jar of pennies underneath his house. He drew a treasure map so he could find them again. A week later, his mom cleaned out his room and threw away the map. Vern had been trying to find those pennies for nine months. Nine months, man. You didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

The Writer says: Vern didn't just mean being off limits inside the junkyard, or fudging on our folks, or going on a hike up the railroad to Harlow. He meant those things, but it seems to me now it was more and that we all knew it. Everything was there and around us. We knew exactly who we were and exactly where we were going. It was grand.

The Writer says: It was weird to me how, then, Teddy could care so much about his father, who practically tried to kill him. And I couldn't give a shit about my old man, and he hadn't laid a hand on me since I was three And that was for eating the bleach under the sink.

Grasshopper says: What's your latitude? What's your longitude?

Centipede says: Hey, hey, hey! That question's personal, bud!

Elliott Garfield says: I happen to have a lease in my pocket. Are you gonna honor it or what?

Paula McFadden says: I have a daughter in my bedroom. That tops the lease in your pocket.

Paula McFadden says: What happened to your eye?

Elliott Garfield says: I used it to stop a fist from going through my face.

Earthworm says: You said you've been to Bora-Bora.

Centipede says: Well not Bora-Bora per se.

Spider says: What about the shores of Tripoli?

Centipede says: Did I say Tripoli? I meant the Halls of of Montezuma.

Roy Neary says: [contemplating the lump shape] This means something. This is important.

Brad Neary says: I don't understand these fractions.

Roy Neary says: What's one third of sixty?

Brad Neary says: [bewildered] That's a fraction, I don't understand them.

Roy Neary says: [using a model train as an object lesson] Alright, let's say that this boxcar is sixty feet long, OK?, and one third of it is across this switch here, alright... And now another train is coming... Now, how far do you have to move this boxcar so that the other train doesn't smash it? Quickly Brad, there are thousands of lives at stake... Brad any answer... [CRASH]

Centipede says: I sailed all the five seas, from the sunlit beaches of Bora-Bora, to the icy shores of Tripoli! Commander Centipede, they used to call me!

Grasshopper says: Seven.

Centipede says: Huh?

Grasshopper says: There are SEVEN seas, and Tripoli is in the subtropics, commander.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: On Tuesday we'll eat Gill, on Wednesday we'll eat Bob. No ... no, that's going too far. More fish anyone?

Elliott Garfield says: [Lamenting yet another bad review of his performance in the play] Channel 5 was honest. Direct and honest: 'Richard the III stunk. And Elliot Garfield was the stinkee.'

Elliott Garfield says: [lamenting yet another bad review of his performance in the play] Channel 5 was honest. Direct and honest: 'Richard the III stunk. And Elliot Garfield was the stinkee.'

Elliott Garfield says: I play the guitar whenever I cannot sleep, and I meditate every morning, complete with chanting and burning incense, so if you have to walk around I'd appreciate a little tiptoeing. Also: I sleep in the nude. "Au buffo." Winter and summer, rain or snow, with the windows open. And because I may have to go to the potty or to the fridge in the middle of the night, and because I do not want to put on jammies which I do not own in the first place, unless you're looking for a quick thrill or your daughter an advanced education I'd keep my door closed.

Elliott Garfield says: I play the guitar whenever I cannot sleep, and I meditate every morning, complete with chanting and burning incense, so if you have to walk around I'd appreciate a little tiptoeing. Also: I sleep in the nude. 'Au buffo.' Winter and summer, rain or snow, with the windows open. And because I may have to go to the potty or to the fridge in the middle of the night, and because I do not want to put on jammies which I do not own in the first place, unless you're looking for a quick thrill or your daughter an advanced education I'd keep my door closed.

Paula McFadden says: I thought you said you were decent.

Elliott Garfield says: I am decent. I also happen to be naked.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: I want some peace and quiet!

Bob Wiley says: I'll be quiet.

Siggy Marvin says: I'll be peace!

Chief Martin Brody says: i used to hate the water.

Chief Martin Brody says: I used to hate the water.

Matt Hooper says: i cant imagine why.

Matt Hooper says: I cant imagine why.

Matt Hooper says: You were on the Indianapolis?

Chief Martin Brody says: What happened?

Quint says: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

Matt Hooper says: YOU GOT ANY BETTER SUGGESTIONS?

Matt Hooper says: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.

Matt Hooper says: They're all gonna die.

Matt Hooper says: This was not a boat accident!

Matt Hooper says: Is anyone eating this?

Matt Hooper says: Wanna Pretzel?

Matt Hooper says: [In shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?

Matt Hooper says: [in shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?

Quint says: [Also in shock] No...

Matt Hooper says: "The tide is with us today."(after the death of the shark and as they are paddling to shore)

Matt Hooper says: The tide is with us today. [after the death of the shark and as they are paddling to shore]

Chief Martin Brody says: "I never liked the water"

Chief Martin Brody says: I never liked the water.

Matt Hooper says: "I can't imagine why." (last line in the movie)

Matt Hooper says: I can't imagine why. [last line in the movie]

Matt Hooper says: Doctor, I can't come to Brisbane when I've a Great White shark problem!

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: I don't think either one of you are familiar with our problems!

Matt Hooper says: I'm familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass!

Matt Hooper says: Mr. Vaughan, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.

The Writer says: Vern didn't just mean being off limits inside the junkyard, or fudging on our folks, or going on a hike up the railroad to Harlow. He meant those things, but it seems to me now it was more and that we all knew it. Everything was there and around us. We knew exactly who we were and exactly where we were going. It was grand.

Curt Henderson says: I'm telling you this was the most perfect, dazzling creature I've ever seen!

Steve Bolander says: She's gone. Forget it.

Curt Henderson says: She spoke to me, she spoke to me right through the window. I think she said I love you...That means nothing to you people?...You have no romance, no soul?...Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets wants me...Will you turn the corner?

Curt Henderson says: She spoke to me, she spoke to me right through the window. I think she said I love you. That means nothing to you people? You have no romance, no soul? Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets wants me. Will you turn the corner?

Roy Neary says: Who are you people?

Matt says: " He took my Penis!"

Matt says: They took my penis.

The Writer says: I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

The Writer says: [typing on computer] I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

Matt Hooper says: This was no boat accident.

Matt Hooper says: [to the m.e. and Brody] This was no boat accident!

Roy Neary says: I guess you've noticed something a little strange with Dad. It's okay, though. I'm still Dad.

Roy Neary says: I guess you've noticed something a little strange with Dad. It's okay though. I'm still Dad.

The Writer says: I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

The Writer says: I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being.

Antonio Bolivar says: "Ke-knock, then en-ter"

Antonio Bolivar says: "Looks like a gondola"

Antonio Bolivar says: "Ar-dent-ly"

Antonio Bolivar says: "Sar-din-es"

Antonio Bolivar says: "It was a kiss of impassionate intensity. A kiss to remember their lives by"