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[on Peter Fonda
] In The Trip
(1967) I started to get fed up. I was fed up because Peter Fonda was a star and I wasn't. And Peter couldn't act. I'm sorry, man, he just can't act. He never bothered to sit and learn. He never studied. And he just kind of larked out. Now I don't begrudge the fact that he has talent. But he's not an actor, by any stretch of the imagination.
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 murderers