Bruce Dern


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  • Birth Name: Bruce MacLeish Dern
  • Birth Place: Winnetka, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/04/1936, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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American Hustle, Gravity Lead Oscar Nominations

American Hustle and Gravity topped Thursday's Academy Award nominations with 10 each, with the former landing nods in all four acting categories.

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VIDEO: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

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Aired: 11/8/2013

John Dickerson on Tuesday's elections; Mark Halperin & John Heilemann discuss their book Double Down; Director Guillermo del Toro on his book: Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions; "Julius Caesar." watch

VIDEO: Feb 28, 2014

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Guests: Christopher Leonard, Bruce Dern, Austan Goolsbee, Margaret Hoover, Bill Kristol. watch


'Big Love 44' Preview (HBO)
The Twist (Folies Bourgeoises)
The Glass House: More Soundbites
The Cowboys

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The Lightkeepers
The Lightkeepers
Nebraska [HD]

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Year Title Description
2013 Nebraska Movie, Actor
2012 The Hole Movie, Actor - Creepy Carl
2011 From Up On Poppy Hill Movie, Actor - Yoshio (English language version)
2010 The Lightkeepers Movie, Actor - Bennie D.
2007 The Astronaut Farmer Movie, Actor - Hal

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Why Cloris Leachman Is Nominated as a Guest Star, and Other Emmy Oddities

Cloris Leachman appeared in almost every Raising Hope last season, while Joan Cusack could be seen in virtually every episode of Shameless. And yet, both scored Emmy nominations Thursday in the guest star category...
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Oprah Winfrey, Tiny Fey Among 2011 Hollywood Walk of Fame Recipients

Oprah Winfrey and Tina Fey are among the celebrities selected to receive stars next year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.

Other TV stars to be honored include Neil Patrick Harris, Danny DeVito and Ed O'Neill, as well as ER and Southland creator... read more

With the loss of some of my ...

Question: With the loss of some of my favorite shows over the past few seasons, I have a new favorite HBO's Big Love. What are your thoughts, now that the first season has ended? Answer: I'll reprise the line I used in my initial review of the series: "It's more of a curiosity than a necessity." For my analysis of the season finale, check out my Dispatch. From the start, I've not been entirely sold on this premise being enough to carry an entire series, no matter how excellent the acting and production values. A miniseries, yes, and some of the domestic subplots have been quite intriguing as members of this extravagantly blended family try to keep the details of their lives secret from neighbors, coworkers, friends' parents and so on. Some of the material back in the compound is wildly entertaining, with those hilarious performances by Grace Zabriskie and Bruce Dern, and while I tend to zone out during the Bill-Roman conflicts, I'm always happy to see Harry Dean Stanton chewing the ... read more

I vaguely remember a show in ...

Question: I vaguely remember a show in the '60s in which Jack Lord played a rodeo cowboy and, if I'm not mistaken, Bruce Dern played the sidekick/friend. I believe it was called Stoney Burke. Can you confirm? Thanks!

Answer: That I can, Martha. Lord, who later went on to enjoy a two-decade-plus career as Det. Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O, did indeed star as rodeo rider Burke on the ABC series, but he only did it for one season — from October 1962 to September 1963. And Dern was along for the ride, as were Warren Oates, Bill Hart and Robert Dowdell.

Lord, never one to underplay anything he did in his life, called the series "the most successful failure in television" in a 1969 TV Guide interview. The actor claimed to have raked in $200,000 a year making personal appearances as Stoney, showing up in cowboy boots an read more

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