Oscar Winner Dreyfuss Ties the Knot Again


Richard Dreyfuss had a close encounter of the third kind when he tied the knot for the third time last week.

The Oscar winner was in Harrisonburg, Virginia to speak at James Madison University on Thursday, March 16 when he took time to get married to Russian-born Svetlana Erokhin, reports People magazine. Dreyfuss, 58, and Erokhin, 46, exchanged vows nearby at the Rockingham County Courthouse.

This is the actor's third marriage, but he's not practicing big love. His previous two marriages ended in divorce, and from his first marriage he has three children: Emily, Benjamin and Harry Spencer.

Dreyfuss had spoken at the university to honor James Madison donors and scholarship recipients. He is also making a documentary for the university's International Beliefs and Values Institute.

Dreyfuss won an Oscar for playing an off-off-Broadway actor in 1977's "The Goodbye Girl" and later earned a nomination for "Mr. Holland's Opus." Other highlights of his film career include "American Grafitti," "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills."

In May his latest film will be released. "Poseidon," the remake of 1972's capsized oceanliner adventure, also stars Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas and Emmy Rossum.

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