Richard Dreyfuss’ Remarks At ‘Jaws’ Screening Spark Theater Apology – The Boston Courier


Richard Dreyfuss reportedly made offensive feedback at a weekend “Jaws” retrospective that prompted walkouts and an apology from the host theater.

“We are aware of, and share serious concerns, following the recent event with Richard Dreyfuss prior to a screening of the film Jaws at The Cabot,” the Beverly, Massachusetts, theater mentioned in a assertion obtained by a number of media retailers Monday. “The views expressed by Mr. Dreyfuss do not reflect the values of inclusivity and respect that we uphold as an organization. We deeply regret the distress that this has caused to many of our patrons.”

It added: “We regret that an event that was meant to be a conversation to celebrate an iconic movie instead became a platform for political views. We take full responsibility for the oversight in not anticipating the direction of the conversation and for the discomfort it caused to many patrons.”

“We walked out of his interview tonight along with hundred of others,” one particular person wrote on the theater’s Fb web page, describing Dreyfuss’ feedback as racist, homophobic and misogynistic.

Among the many controversial off-topic remarks reported by patrons on social media, the Oscar winner complimented Barbra Streisand for producing “Nuts,” a 1987 movie he starred in, however allegedly mentioned that ladies “are so passive that’s why the movie sucked.”

One other who mentioned they had been an attendee wrote on X that Dreyfuss recalled rejecting Streisand’s concepts as a result of she’s a lady and girls shouldn’t have “power.”

Amid booing, Dreyfuss mentioned, “Oh so you’re going to turn into an angry mob now,” in accordance with the person, paraphrasing his remarks.

He additionally allegedly mentioned that these within the #MeToo second “make me want to vomit” and that he didn’t wish to take heed to younger youngsters “saying that they were born in the wrong body.”

HuffPost has reached out to that X person for verification.

The “Mr. Holland’s Opus” star additionally took pictures on the Oscars’ inclusivity guidelines, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

One video of the occasion confirmed Dreyfuss showing onstage in a gown and comically shaking his butt on the viewers earlier than donning a sports activities jacket. One other featured the star warning theatergoers: “Make sure your kids are not the last generation of Americans. And you know exactly what I’m talking about.”

“Jaws,” the 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, co-starred Dreyfuss as a marine biologist on a searching expedition for a shark that has eaten and terrorized swimmers.

HuffPost has reached out to Dreyfuss for remark.

Richard Dreyfuss, pictured in 2022, arrives on the Los Angeles premiere of “Murder at Yellowstone City” on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Concord Gold Theater.

Richard Shotwell/Invision through Related Press

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