Bruce Dern Biography
Bruce Dern is an American Actor and Director/Producer well-known for appearing in many shows/movies such as “Gunsmoke”,
Bruce Dern Age
Dern was born on June 4, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is therefore 87 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday o the 4th of June every year.
Bruce Dern Height
Dern stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches.
Bruce Dern Family
John Dern, Jean MacLeish
Dern was born in Chicago, the son of Jean (née MacLeish; 1908–1972) and John Dern (1903–1958), a utility chief and attorney. He grew up in Kenilworth, Illinois. His paternal grandfather, George Dern, was a Utah governor and Secretary of War (he was serving in the latter position during the time of Bruce’s birth). Dern’s maternal grandfather was a Vice President of the Carson, Pirie and Scott stores, which were established by his own father, Scottish-born businessman Andrew MacLeish. Dern’s maternal granduncle was poet Archibald MacLeish. His godfather was governor and two-time presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson II.
Bruce Dern Wife
Andrea Beckett (m. 1969), Diane Ladd (m. 1960–1969), Marie Dean (m. 1957–1959)
Children: Laura Dern, Diane Elizabeth Dern
Grandchildren: Jaya Harper, Ellery Walker Harper
Dern was married to Marie Dawn Pierce from 1957 to 1959. He married Diane Ladd in 1960. Their first daughter, Diane Elizabeth Dern (born November 29, 1960), died at eighteen months from head injuries after falling into a swimming pool on May 18, 1962. The couple’s second daughter, Laura, is also an actress. After his divorce from Ladd in 1969, Dern married Andrea Beckett. Dern, Ladd and Laura received adjoining stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 1, 2010.
Bruce Dern Net Worth
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Bruce Dern Education
Dern attended New Trier High School and the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong avid runner, he was a track star in high school and sought to qualify for the Olympic Trials in 1956.
Bruce Dern Career
Dern studied at The Actors Studio, alongside Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg. He starred with Lyle Kessler in the Philadelphia premiere of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Dern starred with Paul Newman and Geraldine Page in the original Broadway run of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth.
Dern began working on films and television series in the 1960s. After his film debut Wild River, he played the sailor in a few flashbacks in Marnie and a murdered lover in Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte. He played a murderous rustler in Hang ‘Em High, a gunfighter in Support Your Local Sheriff!, and an impoverished farmer in the film adaptation of Horace McCoy’s novel They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.
In Mark Rydell’s western film The Cowboys, he played a cattle thief who kills a rancher (John Wayne). Dern had a leading role in the ecological science-fiction film Silent Running and co-starred with Jack Nicholson in The King of Marvin Gardens. Dern played Tom Buchanan in the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby (1974). In Kirk Douglas’ Revisionist Western film Posse, Dern played a train-robber who uses his wiles to turn the tables on his captor, an ambitious, politically minded US marshal (Douglas). Dern starred in the beauty pageant satire film Smile, and in Alfred Hitchcock’s final film Family Plot. Dern played a detective on the trail of a getaway driver (Ryan O’Neal) in the neo-noir film The Driver. In John Frankenheimer’s thriller film Black Sunday, Dern played a vengeful Vietnam War veteran and Goodyear Blimp pilot who launches a massive terrorist attack at the Super Bowl.
Dern played another Vietnam veteran and the disturbed husband of a perplexed woman (Jane Fonda) in Hal Ashby’s war film Coming Home, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In Bob Brooks’s erotic thriller film Tattoo, Dern played an increasingly-deranged tattoo artist who imprisons a fashion model (Maud Adams). The film was dogged by controversy throughout its post-production and pre-release phase – the film’s release was delayed by nearly a year – and for his lead performance, Dern earned a Worst Actor Razzie nomination. However, he bounced back by winning the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in Jason Miller’s That Championship Season (1982).
Over the next few decades, Dern played a Vietnam veteran and neighborhood survivalist in Joe Dante’s suburban satire The ‘Burbs, a local crime boss in Michael Ritchie’s Diggstown, a rival of Wild Bill Hickok in Walter Hill’s Wild Bill, and George Spahn in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dern’s autobiography, Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentant Memoir, was published in 2007.
In Alexander Payne’s film Nebraska, Dern played an elderly resident believing he has won a million dollars, and undertakes a road trip from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska to claim the prize. He won the Best Actor Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
Bruce Dern Awards
Over the years of his career, Dern has won a number of accolades and honors for his remarkable work. For “Best Actor”, he holds the Silver Bear Award and Cannes Film Festival Award.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home (1978) and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Nebraska (2013). He is also a BAFTA Award, two-time Genie Award, and three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.
Bruce Dern Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 3.9K followers on Instagram.
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