Bruce Dern

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Bruce was born under the official name Dern, Bruce MacLeish on June 4th, 1936. He has been a credited actor since the 1964 film Marnie.

Bruce Dern is a dependable leading actor. He has starred in three films including the 2013 comedy film Nebraska as the character Woody Grant, the 2008 horror movie Swamp Devil playing Howard Blaime and the 1972 drama release Silent Running cast as Freeman Lowell.

Bruce has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-one films including: the 2011 horror film Twixt as the character Sheriff Bobby LaGrange, the 2011 crime movie Inside Out playing Vic Small and the 2009 adventure release The Hole cast as Creepy Carl.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1999 fantasy film The Haunting, which brought in $91,000,000 at the box office.

Bruce has garnered moderate media attention, having been , captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over five publications and featured in four magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.

As an actor Bruce Dern has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Captain Bob Hyde in the 1978 film Coming Home. Bruce Dern was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Woody Grant in the 2013 movie Nebraska .


" I've played more psychotics and freaks and dopers than anyone.

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Nephew of poet Archibald Macleish .
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