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  • Bruce Dern

    Born on June 4, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

awards & nominations

Nebraska (2013)

Bruce Dern as "Woody Grant"

Cantankerous old buzzard Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) can barely walk down the street of his home in Billings, Mont., without stopping for a drink. So when Woody receives receives a sweepstakes notice in the mail and insists on making a 750-mile trip to Lincoln, Neb., to collect his prize, it falls to baffled son David (Will Forte) to accompany him. During a stop in their Nebraska hometown, word gets out about Woody's fortune, first making him a hero, then later, the target of predatory people.

Academy Award (2013) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Coming Home (1978)

Bruce Dern as "Capt. Bob Hyde"

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance, but when her husband, Bob (Bruce Dern), returns unexpectedly, she must decide between staying with him and pursuing her new love.

Academy Award (1978) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Great Gatsby (1974)

Bruce Dern as "Tom Buchanan"

Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston) is a young man from the Midwest living modestly among the decadent mansions of 1920s Long Island. He becomes involved in the life of the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), a rich man who throws the most lavish parties on the island. But behind Gastby's outgoing demeanor is a lonely man who wants nothing more than to be with his old love, Daisy (Mia Farrow). She is married to the bullheaded Tom (Bruce Dern), creating a love triangle that will end in tragedy.

Golden Globe (1974) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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