Bruce Dern Overview:

Actor, Bruce Dern, was born Bruce MacLeish Dern on Jun 4, 1936 in Chicago, IL. As of December 2023, Bruce Dern was 87 years old.



Although Dern was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1978Best Supporting ActorComing Home (1978)Captain Bob HydeNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Joe Danby: [about his father] He's got a heart as big as the whole outdoors, but he don't have one brain in his poor old head.

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Bruce Dern Facts
His grandfather was George Dern, former Governor of Utah & President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first Secretary of War.

Of German and Scottish ancestry.

He had two daughters by Diane Ladd. His eldest daughter, born in 1961, accidentally drowned at 18 months of age, years before his second child, Laura Dern, was born in 1967.

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