Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born Dreyfus) is an American actor. He is known for starring in popular films during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, including American Graffiti, Jaws, The Competition, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Tin Men, Stakeout, Another Stakeout, Always, What About Bob? And Mr. Holland's Opus. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl (at the time, the youngest-ever actor, at age 30, to win) and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and was nominated in 2002 for two Screen Actor's Guild Awards for his portrayal of Secretary of State and retired United States Army Four-Star General and former NATO Commander Alexander Haig in the Showtime Networks ensemble film The Day Reagan Was Shot.