Bruce Dern

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Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936)[2][3] is an American actor. He has received several accolades, including the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor[4] and the Silver Bear for Best Actor. 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).[5] He is also a BAFTA Award, two-time Genie Award, and three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

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Bruce Dern
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Dern in 2015
Born
Bruce MacLeish Dern

(1936-06-04) June 4, 1936 (age 87)
EducationNew Trier High School[1]
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
The Actors Studio
OccupationActor
Years active1960–present
Spouses
Marie Dawn Pierce
(m. 1957; div. 1959)
(m. 1960; div. 1969)
Andrea Beckett
(m. 1969)
Children2, including Laura Dern
RelativesGeorge Dern (grandfather)
Andrew MacLeish (great-grandfather)
Archibald MacLeish (granduncle)
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A member of the Actors Studio, he rose to prominence during the New Hollywood era through roles in films such as Hang 'Em High (1968), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971), The Cowboys (1972), and The Laughing Policeman (1973). Other notable films include The Great Gatsby (1974), Posse (1975), Family Plot (1976), Black Sunday (1977), The Driver (1978), Tattoo (1981), That Championship Season (1982), The 'Burbs (1989), Last Man Standing (1996), Down in the Valley (2005), Chappaquiddick (2017), and Emperor (2020). He played Frank Harlow in the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011).

Dern is the father of actress Laura Dern with his ex-wife, actress Diane Ladd.

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