22 Facts About Bruce Dern


Bruce MacLeish Dern was born on June 4, 1936 and is an American actor who has often played supporting villainous characters of unstable nature.

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Bruce Dern has received several accolades, including the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and the Silver Bear for Best Actor.

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Bruce Dern was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Nebraska (2013).

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Bruce Dern is a BAFTA Award, two-time Genie Award, and three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

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Bruce Dern is the father of actress Laura Bruce Dern, with his ex-wife, actress Diane Ladd.

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Bruce Dern's paternal grandfather, George Dern, was a Utah governor and Secretary of War.

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Bruce Dern's maternal grandfather was a Vice President of the Carson, Pirie and Scott stores, which were established by his own father, Scottish-born businessman Andrew MacLeish.

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Bruce Dern's godfather was governor and two-time presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson II.

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Bruce Dern attended New Trier High School and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bruce Dern studied at The Actors Studio, alongside Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg.

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Bruce Dern starred with Lyle Kessler in the Philadelphia premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

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Bruce Dern starred with Paul Newman and Geraldine Page in the original Broadway run of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth.

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Bruce Dern began working on films and television series in the 1960s.

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In Kirk Douglas' Revisionist Western film Posse, Bruce Dern played a train-robber who uses the wiles to turn the tables on his captor, an ambitious, politically minded US marshal.

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Bruce Dern starred in the beauty pageant satire film Smile, and in Alfred Hitchcock's final film Family Plot.

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Bruce Dern played a detective on the trail of a getaway driver in the neo-noir film The Driver.

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In John Frankenheimer's thriller film Black Sunday, Bruce Dern played a vengeful Vietnam War veteran and Goodyear Blimp pilot who launches a massive terrorist attack at the Super Bowl.

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Bruce Dern played another Vietnam veteran and the disturbed husband of a perplexed woman in Hal Ashby's war film Coming Home, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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In Bob Brooks's erotic thriller film Tattoo, Bruce Dern played an increasingly-deranged tattoo artist who imprisons a fashion model.

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Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Club, Bruce Dern said, "I always say that I feel like I've worked for six geniuses in my career.

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Bruce Dern was married to Marie Dawn Pierce from 1957 to 1959.

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