Bruce Dern - Details


Dern's critically acclaimed and award-winning performances over four decades have earned him a reputation as one of the most prolific and versatile actors of his generation. He will next be seen in the thriller "The Glass House" and the independent drama "Madison."

He began his career at Lee Strasberg's Actor's Studio in New York, then began winning roles on Broadway. In 1960, he made his film debut in Elia Kazan's "Wild River" with Montgomery Clift. Dern then went on to Hollywood, where had role in over 100 television shows and movies. He received his first major recognition when he won the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Film Critics Association for his role in Jack Nicholson's "Drive, He Said."

Numerous honors have been bestowed on Dern's performances since then, including an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for "Coming Home"; Genie Award nominations for his work in "Middle Age Crazy" and "Harry Tracy, Desperado"; and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival for "That Championship Season."

Dern's starring credits reveal uncommon versatility, with roles in such films as "Marnie," "The Great Gatsby," "Family Plot," "Black Sunday," "Smile," "The Driver," "The King of Marvin Gardens," "They Shoot Horses, Don't They," "Tattoo," "Space," "Diggstown" and "Toughlove." More recently, he was seen in "Down Periscope," "Mulholland Falls," "Last Man Standing" and "The Haunting."

For television, he received rave reviews for his performances in Showtime's "Mrs. Munck" with Diane Ladd and TNT's "Amelia Earhart: Final Flight." He also costarred with Linda Hamilton in USA Network's "A Mother's Prayer" and Burt Reynolds in TNT's "The Premonition."


  • 4th June 1936 - Birth