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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 film projects completed, including the... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Nebraska
Nebraska Woody Grant
(2013)
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight General Sandy Smithers
(2015)
Monster
Monster Thomas
(2003)
Django Unchained
Django Unchained Old Man Carrucan
(2012)

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 2018 Nation's Fire (post-production)
PopPop
 2018 White Boy Rick (post-production)
Grandpa Roman Wershe
 2018 Mustang (pre-production)
Myles
 2018 Nostalgia (completed)
 2017 Asphalt Jungle (pre-production)
Sheriff Alton Thorpe
 2017 American Dresser (completed)
King
 2017 Lez Bomb (post-production)
Grandpa
 2017 Swing Low (post-production)
Mallinckrodt
 2017 Warning Shot (completed)
Calvin
 2017 Our Souls at Night
Dorlan
 2017 Hickok
Doc Rivers O'Roark
 2017 Class Rank
Oswald Flannigan
 2017 American Violence
Richard Morton
 2017 Borderland
Cowboy
 2013 Fighting for Freedom
Christian Dobbe
 2013 Northern Borders
Austin Kittredge Sr.
 2013 Toolbox Murders 2
Vance Henrickson
 2012 Hitting the Cycle
James
 2011 Twixt
Sheriff Bobby LaGrange
 2011/I Inside Out
Dr. Vic Small
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Yoshio Onodera (English version, voice)
 2011/II Choose
Dr. Ronald Pendleton
 2010 Trim
Dale
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Bennie
 2008 The Golden Boys
Capt. Perez Ryder
 2008 Swamp Devil
Howard Blaime
 2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Hippy Narrator (uncredited)
 2007 The Cake Eaters
Easy Kimbrough
 2006 The Hard Easy
Gene
 2006 Walker Payne
Chester
 2006 Believe in Me
Ellis Brawley
 2005 Down in the Valley
Charlie
 2003 Monster
Thomas
 2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota
Sean McNally
 2001 Madison
Harry Volpi
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Judge
 1998 Small Soldiers
Link Static (voice)
 1996 Mulholland Falls
The Chief (uncredited)
 1995 Wild Bill
Will Plummer
 1995 Mrs. Munck
Patrick Leary
 1990 After Dark, My Sweet
Garrett "Uncle Bud" Stoker
 1988 1969
Cliff
 1987 World Gone Wild
Ethan
 1987 The Big Town
Mr. Edwards
 1986 On the Edge
Wes Holman
 1980 Middle Age Crazy
Bobby Lee
 1976 The Twist
William Brandels
 1975 Smile
Big Bob
 1975 Posse
Jack Strawhorn
 1973 The Laughing Policeman
Larsen
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Deputy (uncredited)
 1972 Thumb Tripping
Smitty
 1971 Drive, He Said
Coach Bullion
 1970 The Rebel Rousers
J.J. Weston
 1969 The Cycle Savages
Keeg
 1969 Number One
Richie Fowler
 1969 Castle Keep
Lt. Billy Byron Bix
 1968 Psych-Out
Steve Davis
 1967 Waterhole #3
Deputy
 1967/II The Trip
John
 1967 The War Wagon
Hammond
 1964 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
John Mayhew
 1964 Marnie
Sailor
 1960 Wild River
Jack Roper (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his book, "Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have: An Unrepentant Memoir" (w/Christopher Fryer and Robert Crane). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 5 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Alexander Payne] I may put Alexander as the best director I ever worked with. When he looks through the eyepiece of a camera, he sees something no one else sees. He sees magic. And his gift is, he can explain how and why he sees magic and put it on film. See more »

Trivia:

Became a father for the second time at age 30 when his second [now ex] wife Diane Ladd gave birth to their daughter Laura Elizabeth Dern, aka Laura Dern on February 10, 1967. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Roger Corman See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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