Strangers. Written by Sherman Yellen
. Scenic Design by David Jenkins. Directed by Arvin Brown
. John Golden Theatre: 4 Mar 1979- 11 Mar 1979 (9 performances + 12 previews). Cast: Bruce Dern
(as "Sinclair Hal Lewis"), Lois Nettleton
(as "Dorothy Thompson") [final Broadway role], William Newman (as "German Guest/Waiter/Russian ...
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
I never look back and say, "I wish I had played that role or this role". I never do that. You're only as good as your next film. I look forward; I always feel that you have to continue onward and upward, you can't look back. I became an actor because I felt I was interested in what makes human beings do what they do, particularly in times of crisis. That kind of acting is what I like to do.
Seventeen years after daughter Laura Dern
starred in Alexander Payne
's first major film Citizen Ruth
(1996), Bruce starred in Payne's Nebraska
(2013)-- probably one of the few, if only, times in movie history that a father-daughter duo similarly starred in the same director's films, especially with the actress/daughter's performance preceding her actor/father's.
Often appears in western movies, usually as henchmen or killers