BRUCE DERN (Myles) is a two-time Oscar-nominee whose
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 recently has completed several high-profile independent film projects,
including Chappaquiddick, where he portrays Joe Kennedy, The Peanut Butter
Falcon and White Boy Rick opposite Matthew McConaughey. He also stars with Jane
Fonda and Robert Redford in the Netflix film Our Souls at Night. Other upcoming
titles include Class Rank, Warning Shot, Abilene, The Lears, American Dresser
In 2015, Dern reteamed with his Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino
for the ambitious and critically-acclaimed The Hateful Eight. In 2013, Dern
earned his second Academy Award-nomination for his heralded role in Alexander
Payne's Nebraska. That role also garnered him a Best Actor Award from the Cannes
Film Festival and the National Board of Review. He was also nominated for a
BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Broadcast Film Critics
Association Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. Dern was also nominated for an
Emmy in 2011 for his portrayal of polygamist patriarch Frank Harlow in HBO's
hit drama "Big Love."
A celebrated stage actor, Dern was trained by famed director Elia Kazan at
the legendary The Actor's Studio and made his film debut in Kazan's Wild River
in 1960. In the '60s, Dern also found success as a distinguished television
actor. He appeared regularly in contemporary western TV series, as well as on
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents." Hitchcock was such a fan of Dern's that he cast him
in Marnie and Family Plot (the director's final film).
Also during the '60s, Dern went on to work with director Roger Corman and
appeared in several of his classic and decade-defining films including Wild
Angels. He also received critical success during that time for films such as
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
and Drive, He Said. Dern goes down in history for his role as Long Hair in The
Cowboys, in which he became the only man ever to kill John Wayne on screen.
Dern went on to star in such classic films as The King of Marvin Gardens with
Jack Nicholson and Ellen Burstyn, as well as playing Tom Buchanan in The Great
Gatsby (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination). It was his brilliant
and powerful performance in Hal Ashby's Coming Home that earned him both an
Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination.
Dern has starred in more than 100 films in his career, including Monster,
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Silent Running, Smile, Middle Age Crazy, That
Championship Season, Tattoo, The 'Burbs, The Haunting, All the Pretty Horses,
Masked and Anonymous, Down in the Valley, Astronaut Farmer, The Cake Eaters,
Black Sunday, Madison, Diggstown, Twixt and Last Man Standing.
Dern has received several Lifetime Achievement Awards from various film
festivals. In 2010, Dern received the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame star
along with his ex-wife Diane Ladd and daughter Laura Dern, the only family in
history to receive their Stars in one ceremony.
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