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    Born on June 4, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

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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

Bruce Dern in the news

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There's Still Love for Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 22nd 2014, 3:00PM

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:00PM

Oscar Predictions 2014: Who Will Win Best Actor?

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Feb 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Who Leaked Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Script?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 22nd 2014, 7:00AM

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:00AM

Oscars 2014: Who Are the Best Actor Nominees?

Posted by
Jonny Black on Jan 21st 2014, 12:45PM

Jan 21st 2014, 12:45PM

Alexander Payne, 'Nebraska' Director, on Casting an 'SNL' Alum and Retired Farmers

Posted by
Rick Mele on Nov 20th 2013, 12:00PM

Nov 20th 2013, 12:00PM

Alexander Payne Talks 'Nebraska,' Bruce Dern, and That 'Jurassic Park III' Rewrite

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 20th 2013, 4:00AM

Nov 20th 2013, 4:00AM

'Nebraska' Review: 10 Things to Know About Alexander Payne's New Drama

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Nov 14th 2013, 12:00PM

Nov 14th 2013, 12:00PM

Bruce Dern Reveals His 10-Year Trip to 'Nebraska' and What an Oscar Means to Him

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 12th 2013, 10:00AM

Nov 12th 2013, 10:00AM

Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Could Move to 2014

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 25th 2013, 9:30AM

Sep 25th 2013, 9:30AM

'Nebraska' Trailer: Everyone's a Winner in Black and White (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 17th 2013, 11:30AM

Sep 17th 2013, 11:30AM

WWE Superstar Triple H on Being a Leading Man in 'Inside Out' & Beating Up Al Sharpton

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Sep 9th 2011, 1:25PM

Sep 9th 2011, 1:25PM

A Girl, a Corpse and Edgar Allan Poe in New 'Twixt' Photos

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 27th 2011, 11:30AM

Jul 27th 2011, 11:30AM

Francis Ford Coppola's Next Film to Star Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning

Posted by
William Goss on Oct 26th 2010, 6:05AM

Oct 26th 2010, 6:05AM

Sci-Fi Poster Art of the Day: The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

Posted by
Reel Distraction on Sep 9th 2010, 6:02AM

Sep 9th 2010, 6:02AM

Movie Casting: Lee Majors, Bruce Dern Head to 'The Big Valley'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Jun 9th 2010, 10:46AM

Jun 9th 2010, 10:46AM

New Old News: Bruce Dern On Working With Hitchcock, Hal Ashby

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on May 8th 2010, 7:02AM

May 8th 2010, 7:02AM

Alfre Woodard's Daughter Mavis Spencer Is Miss Golden Globes 2010

Posted by
Leonard Jacobs on Dec 9th 2009, 8:15AM

Dec 9th 2009, 8:15AM

Bruce Dern to Direct Laura Dern in 'Hart's Location'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Oct 19th 2007, 12:32PM

Oct 19th 2007, 12:32PM

Review: Believe in Me

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Mar 24th 2007, 6:32AM

Mar 24th 2007, 6:32AM

Bruce Dern's New Book Tells Of Strange Hitchcock-Jaws Episode

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 30th 2007, 7:33AM

Jan 30th 2007, 7:33AM

Review: Down in the Valley

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on May 5th 2006, 7:08AM

May 5th 2006, 7:08AM

Tribeca Review: Walker Payne

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Apr 28th 2006, 6:05AM

Apr 28th 2006, 6:05AM

News from Slackerwood: Kayaks, Bikers, and Omar Sharif

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Apr 28th 2006, 4:00AM

Apr 28th 2006, 4:00AM


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