Bruce Dern's best performances

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1.
Coming Home (1978)
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there. (127 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
2.
Black Sunday (1977)
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Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance. (143 mins.)
 
3.
Nebraska (2013)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
4.
Silent Running (1972)
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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft. (89 mins.)
“ One of Bruce's few starring roles. ” - skipcyoung
 
5.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
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In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. (187 mins.)
 
6.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
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A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. (144 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
7.
Posse (1975)
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An unscrupulous politico marshal and his deputies chase a gang of train robbers whose leader proves that every man has his price. (92 mins.)
Director: Kirk Douglas
 
8.
Smile (1975)
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo... (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
9.
The Laughing Policeman (1973)
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In San Francisco, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side. (112 mins.)
 
10.
The Cowboys (1972)
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Rancher Wil Andersen is forced to hire inexperienced boys as cowhands in order to get his herd to market on time but the rough drive is full of dangers and a gang of cattle rustlers is trailing them. (134 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
11.
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces... (114 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
12.
Family Plot (1976)
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A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California. (120 mins.)
 
13.
The Driver (1978)
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A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenancious detective. (91 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
14.
The Rebel Rousers (1970)
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In a small, U.S. costal town, with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on vacation. Also... (78 mins.)
Director: Martin B. Cohen
 
15.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon. (129 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Probably the best movie Dern was involved in, but this list rates his performances. ” - skipcyoung
 
16.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
17.
Hang 'Em High (1968)
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When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice. (114 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
“ Dern has a small role in this classic. ” - skipcyoung
 
18.
Bloody Mama (1970)
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A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era... (90 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Dern's small role is just one more reason to watch this fun movie. ” - skipcyoung
 
19.
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
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In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead. (92 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
“ Again, small role but good movie. ” - skipcyoung
 
20.
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
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A daydreamer convinces his radio personality brother to help fund one of his get-rich-quick schemes. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
21.
Marnie (1964)
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Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them. (130 mins.)
“ Dern appears briefly as a sailor and isn't memorable. ” - skipcyoung
 
22.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
23.
Drive, He Said (1971)
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Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend... (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
24.
The Haunting (1999)
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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past. (113 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont