Richard Dreyfuss denies Hollywood blacklists conservatives
April 25, 2023
Richard Dreyfuss is everything conservatives crave in a movie star.
The 75-year-old Oscar winner has talent to burn, for starters. His resume teems with iconic films like “Jaws,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”
Best of all, given the tenor of the times, Dreyfuss is happy to break bread with conservatives and loathes the tribalism that currently infects America. His 2016 appearance at a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz caused a kerfuffle, but he didn’t care.
This week, the actor gave an expansive interview to a classical liberal, Dave Rubin, who now aligns with the conservative movement.
Their conversation, captured in a series of YouTube videos, is funny, wry and filled with great stories from Dreyfuss’ life and career. It let the actor share his belief that the country has lost its way and that young people desperately need civics education to appreciate what America has to offer … before it slips away.
The actor even takes a swing at self-important Oscar speeches, dubbing them silly and cringe-worthy.