Bruce Dern Overview:

Actor, Bruce Dern, was born Bruce MacLeish Dern on Jun 4, 1936 in Chicago, IL. As of December 2020, Bruce Dern was 84 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

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Bruce Dern Quotes:

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
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.

One of the few actors to have killed John Wayne on screen (The Cowboys (1972)). He even received some death threats out of it.

An avid runner and ultra-marathoner, having run many 50 mile races.

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