Birth Name: Bruce MacLeish Dern
Age: 78, born 4 June 1936
Country of origin: United States
Height: 6' 0"
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Bruce Dern had established himself as the movies' premier heavy, playing sociopaths, psychotics and just plain criminals by the time he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home (1978). Some perceptive critics had noted that Dern was a finer actor than his roles generally allowed one to believe, repelled as one was by the neurotic persona that Dern was able to project and that casting directors capitalized on.Jack Nicholson, a close friend, claimed that Dern wa
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20 Facial Expressions: 2014 Oscar Nominees. (20 person items)
Nominated for his performance in Nebraska.
This is Dern's second nomination for the Academy Award. He received his first nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Coming Home, in 1978. "
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Favorite performances of 2013 (12 person items)
"As Woody Grant in Nebraska
For my money, the best male performance of the year. I've been told sometimes that I like "unlikeable characters". But I think it's possible to like someone like Woody. Not because he'd be pleasant to be around if you happened to meet him in person, but because one can appreciate and understand the source of the character's "unlikable" qualities. There's a sad truth at the heart of Nebraska. When you're a child, you're blissfully unaware of what's happening arou"
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Generations (famous families) (32 person items)
"Actor, Bruce Dern made a name for himself playing mainly criminals and psychopaths in the 1970's. Many critics believed he was a greater actor than his roles allowed him to be.
He married actress Diane Ladd in 1960.
Theri daughter is actress, Laura Dern.
And Laura is married to musician Ben Harper.
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