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)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)NominatedLeading Actor
Golden Globe (2013)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)NominatedOutstanding 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)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1978)NominatedBest 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)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture