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'Weeds' pulls in Richard Dreyfuss for guest-starring role

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richard-dreyfussImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosShowtime announced today that Richard Dreyfuss (Mr. Holland’s Opus) will guest star in at least four episodes of Weeds, which returns Aug. 16. Dreyfuss will play an unexpected character from Nancy Botwin’s (Mary-Louise Parker) past. The role marks a reunion of sorts for Dreyfuss and Showtime: He last appeared as Alexander Haig in the pay network’s The Day Reagan Was Shot.

In 2001, Dreyfuss starred in the CBS drama The Education of Max Bickford. Six years later, he appeared in the Sci-Fi original miniseries Tin Man.