Bruce Dern

Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American 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). His other major film appearances include Silent Running (1972), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Cowboys (1972), Posse (1975), Family Plot (1976), Black Sunday (1977), Tattoo (1981), Monster (2003), The Hateful Eight (2015), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). Description above from the Wikipedia article Bruce Dern, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Django Unchained (2012)

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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Kerry Washington

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Kerry Washington

Nebraska (2013)

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An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Will Forte  •  Bruce Dern  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  June Squibb

An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Will Forte  •  Bruce Dern  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  June Squibb

1969 (1988)

Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual mother, Ev. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Thompson
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Bruce Dern  •  Mariette Hartley

Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual mother, Ev. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Thompson
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Bruce Dern  •  Mariette Hartley

After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Rocky Giordani  •  Rachel Ward  •  Bruce Dern

The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Rocky Giordani  •  Rachel Ward  •  Bruce Dern

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Henry Thomas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Sam Shepard

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Henry Thomas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Sam Shepard

American Cowslip (2009)

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

Believe in Me (2006)

In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Collector
CAST:  Jeffrey Donovan  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Bruce Dern  •  Bob Gunton

In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Collector
CAST:  Jeffrey Donovan  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Bruce Dern  •  Bob Gunton

Coming Home (1978)

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Jon Voight  •  Bruce Dern  •  Penelope Milford

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Jon Voight  •  Bruce Dern  •  Penelope Milford

Down in the Valley (2005)

On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is suspicious of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jacobson
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  David Morse  •  Rory Culkin

On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is suspicious of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jacobson
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  David Morse  •  Rory Culkin

Family Plot (1976)

Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Barbara Harris  •  Bruce Dern  •  Karen Black  •  William Devane

Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Barbara Harris  •  Bruce Dern  •  Karen Black  •  William Devane

Hang 'em High (1968)

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Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

Marnie (1964)

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Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Tippi Hedren  •  Sean Connery  •  Diane Baker  •  Martin Gabel

Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Tippi Hedren  •  Sean Connery  •  Diane Baker  •  Martin Gabel

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

Monster (2003)

An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States' first female serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bruce Dern  •  Lee Tergesen

An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States' first female serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bruce Dern  •  Lee Tergesen

Mulholland Falls (1996)

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Silent Running (1972)

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Trumbull
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Cliff Potts  •  Ron Rifkin  •  Jesse Vint

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Trumbull
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Cliff Potts  •  Ron Rifkin  •  Jesse Vint

Small Soldiers (1998)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  James Garner  •  Joan Hackett  •  Walter Brennan  •  Harry Morgan

A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  James Garner  •  Joan Hackett  •  Walter Brennan  •  Harry Morgan

That Championship Season (1982)

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Miller
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Stacy Keach  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Martin Sheen

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Miller
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Stacy Keach  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Martin Sheen
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