Bruce Dern

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Bruce MacLeish Dern
  • Birth Place: Winnetka, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/04/1936, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Bruce Dern Fast Facts:
  • Father was Adlai Stevenson's law partner.
  • Studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York City, and made his film debut in Elia Kazan's Wild River (1960).
  • Among his many unsavory character roles, known as the guy "who killed John Wayne" in The Cowboys (1972), which brought him death threats from some of the Duke's fans.
  • Is an avid long-distance runner since childhood who has, by his own estimate, logged more than 100,000 miles.
  • Took on the supporting role of Jane Fonda's marine captain husband suffering from post traumatic stress disorder in Coming Home (1978) after Jon Voight switched from that part into the lead, playing the paraplegic.
  • In 2007, wrote about his life and career in Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have: An Unrepentant Memoir.
  • Bruce Dern Relationships:
  • George Dern - Grandfather
  • Jean Dern - Mother
  • Laura Dern - Daughter
  • Diane Ladd - Ex-wife
  • Andrea Beckett - Wife
  • Adlai Stevenson III - Godparent
  • John Dern - Father
  • Archibald MacLeish - Uncle
  • Diane Elizabeth Dern - Daughter
  • Bruce Dern Awards:
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Male Lead - Nominee
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1981 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1983 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 1983 Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Actor - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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