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Name: Bruce Dern  
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Date of Birth: 4th June 1936
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bruce MacLeish Dern (born Winnetka, Illinois, June 4, 1936) is an American actor. He is the father of actress Laura Dern and was formerly married to actress Diane Ladd.

Dern in After Dark, My Sweet

He is generally regarded as a talented actor who has suffered from typecasting due to having had a series of roles as "psycho" characters early in his film career. Nevertheless, in his 60s, he continues to be a sought after performer.

Probably his best-known role was as the lone astronaut in Silent Running. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the multi-Oscar-winning Coming Home with Jane Fonda. He was also nominated for the best actor prize at the Berlin Film Festival for "That Championship Season."

His grandfather was George Dern, former Governor of Utah and Secretary of War under Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is also the nephew of poet Archibald MacLeish.


  • Down in the Valley (2005)
  • Believe in Me (2005)... Ellis Brawley
  • The Hard Easy (2005)... Gene
  • Monster (2003)... Thomas
  • Hard Ground (2003) (TV)... Nate Hutchinson
  • Masked and Anonymous (2003)... The Editor
  • The Glass House (2001)... Begleiter
  • All The Pretty Horses (2000)... The Judge
  • The Haunting (1999)... Mr. Dudley
  • Small Soldiers (1998) (voice)... Link Static
  • Last Man Standing (1996)... Sheriff Ed Galt
  • Mulholland Falls (1996) (uncredited)... The Chief
  • Wild Bill (1995)... Will Plummer
  • The 'burbs (1988)... Mark Rumsfield
  • 1969 (1988)... Cliff
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987) (TV)... Augustine St. Claire
  • On the Edge (1986)
  • That Championship Season (1982)
  • Tattoo (1981)
  • Middle Age Crazy (1980)... Bobby Lee
  • Coming Home (1977)... Bob Hyde
  • The Driver (1978)... The Detective
  • Black Sunday (1977)... Michael Lander
  • Family Plot (1976)... George Lumley
  • Smile (1975)... Big Bob Freelander
  • Posse (1975)... Jack Strawhorn
  • The Great Gatsby (1974)... Tom Buchanan
  • The Laughing Policeman (1973)... Leo Larsen
  • The Cowboys (1972)... Asa Watts ("Long Hair")
  • Silent Running (1972)...Freeman Lowell
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)... Jason Staebler
  • Drive He Said (1971)
  • The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (1971)
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969)... James
  • Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)... Joe Danby
  • Hang 'Em High (1968)... Miller, Cooper Hanging Party
  • Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964)... John Mayhew
  • Marnie (1964)... Sailor

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