Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

actor, producer, soundtrack

Bruce Dern was born on Jun 04, 1936 in USA. Bruce Dern's big-screen debut came with Wild River directed by Elia Kazan in 1960, strarring Jack Roper (uncredited). Bruce Dern is known for The Peanut Butter Falcon directed by Tyler Nilson, Zack Gottsagen stars as Zak and Ann Pierce as Rosemary. Bruce Dern has got 18 awards and 41 nominations so far. The most recent award Bruce Dern achieved is Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival, US. The upcoming new movie Bruce Dern plays is Mid-Century which will be released on Oct 24, 2022.

Two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern's tremendous career is made up of playing both modern day heroes and legendary villains. Through decades of lauded performances, Dern has acquired the reputation of being one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. Dern has several high profile independent projects appearing in the film arena, including the highly anticipated Le secret des Kennedy (2017), where he portrays Joe Kennedy, "The Peanut Butter Falcon" and "White Boy Rick" opposite Matthew McConaughey (Sony Pictures). He also stars with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in the Netflix film "Our Souls at Night" (Fall 2017). Dern's other 2017/2018 titles include "Class Rank," "Warning Shot," "Abilene," "The Lears," "American Dresser" and "Nostalgia."Bruce MacLeish Dern was born in 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, to Jean (MacLeish) and John Henry Dern, a utility chief and attorney. His grandfather, George Dern, was then FDR's Secretary of War.A celebrated stage actor, Dern was trained by famed director Elia Kazan at the legendary The Actor's Studio and made his film debut in Kazan's "Wild River" in 1960. In the 60's, Dern also found success as a distinguished television actor. He appeared regularly in contemporary Western TV series, as well as on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." Mr. Hitchcock was such a fan of Dern's that he cast him in "Marnie" and "Family Plot" (Hitchcock's final film). Also during the '60s, Dern went on to work with director Roger Corman and appeared in several of his classic and decade defining films including "Wild Angels." He also received critical success during that time for films such as "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and "Drive, He Said." Dern goes down in history for his role as Long Hair in "The Cowboys," in which he became only one of three men to ever kill John Wayne on screen.Dern went on to star in such classic films like "The King of Marvin Gardens" with Jack Nicholson and Ellen Burstyn as well as playing Tom Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby" (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination). It was his brilliant and powerful performance in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home" that earned him both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination.Dern has starred in over 100 films in his career, including: "Monster," "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte," "Silent Running," "Smile," "Middle Age Crazy," "That Championship Season," "Tattoo," "The 'Burbs," "The Haunting," "All the Pretty Horses," "Masked and Anonymous," "Down in the Valley," "Astronaut Farmer," "The Cake Eaters," "Black Sunday," "Madison," "Diggstown," "Twixt" and "Last Man Standing."In 2015, Dern reteamed with his "Django Unchained" director Quentin Tarantino in the ambitious & critically-acclaimed "The Hateful Eight." In 2013, Dern earned his second Academy Award nomination for his heralded role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska." That role also garnered him a Best Actor Award from the Cannes Film Festival and the National Board of Review. He was also nominated for a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. Dern was also nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for his portrayal of polygamist patriarch Frank Harlow in HBO's hit drama "Big Love."Dern has received several Lifetime Achievement Awards from various film festivals. In 2010, Dern received the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame star along with his ex-wife Diane Ladd & daughter Laura Dern, the only family in history to receive their Stars in one ceremony.

  • Birthday

    Jun 04, 1936
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Also known

    Брюс Дерн, 布魯斯丹, 브루스 던

Known For


18 wins & 41 nominations

Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival, US
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - IFS Award
Horrorant Film Festival 'Fright Nights'
Best Actor
Winner - Festival Prize
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