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    Born on August 28, 1969 in Hermosa Beach, California

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Bernie (2011)

Jack Black as "Bernie Tiede"

Assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is one of the most-beloved residents in the small Texas town of Carthage. Sunday-school teacher, choir member and creator of spectacular funerals, Bernie is a friend to everyone, including Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), a rich but nasty widow whom no one else likes. When Marjorie is found shot to death and stuffed in a freezer, Bernie is charged with the murder, and concerned Carthage citizens immediately spring to his defense.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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