Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

Highest Rated: 100% Smile (1975)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 4, 1936

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

An intense character actor who was frequently typecast as a psycho or villain, Bruce Dern started on television with credits on multiple Westerns. He scored film success with roles in Hitchcock's "Marnie" (1964), Bette Davis' "Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964), and a string of projects with Roger Corman, including "The Wild Angels" (1966). As a genre star, Dern was most recognizable for his committed turns in lower quality but vivid productions including the mad scientist film "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant" (1971), the sci-fi proto-environmental picture "Silent Running" (1972), and the deranged mastermind behind a blimp bombing of the Super Bowl in "Black Sunday" (1977). Other notable film work included "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969), "Support Your Local Sheriff!" (1969), and his infamous turn as a cattle rustler who kills John Wayne in "The Cowboys" (1972). He garnered award recognition as the spoiled Tom Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby" (1974) and as a disillusioned Vietnam vet in "Coming Home" (1978). The ex-husband of fellow actor Diane Ladd and the father of actress Laura Dern, he continued to book roles into later age, including a chilling turn as the domineering father of polygamist Bill (Bill Paxton) on "Big Love" (HBO, 2006-2011) and a former Confederate general in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" (2015). Although he never fully broke out of his typecasting as a genre heavy, Bruce Dern proved he possessed impressive enough acting chops to build a long-lasting career.

Highest rated movies

Smile
The Peanut Butter Falcon The Mustang
Family Plot
Hang 'Em High
Wild River
Nebraska
The War Wagon

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Shoot Out Unknown (Character) - 2021
55% 56% The Gateway Unknown (Character) - 2021
69% No Score Yet Overrun Arkadi Dubkova (Character) - 2021
0% 78% Last Call Coach Finnegan (Character) $46.5K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hands That Bind Hank (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas vs. The Walters Cliff Walters (Character) - 2021
22% 81% Death in Texas Reynolds (Character) - 2020
67% 60% Emperor Levi Coffin (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 78% Remember Me Claude (Character) - 2019
63% 70% The Artist's Wife Richard Smythson (Character) - 2019
57% 26% Ravage Mallincrkrodt (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nation's Fire PopPop (Character) - 2019
45% 48% Inherit the Viper Clay Carter (Character) - 2019
91% 93% QT8: The First Eight Self - 2019
50% 46% Badland Reginald Cooke (Character) - 2019
95% 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon Carl (Character) $20.5M 2019
85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood George Spahn (Character) $142.4M 2019
95% 74% The Mustang Myles (Character) $5.0M 2019
88% 86% Freaks Mr. Snowcone (Character) $264.7K 2018
89% 66% Lez Bomb Grandpa (Character) - 2018
0% 65% American Dresser King (Character) $2.2K 2018
No Score Yet 62% Warning Shot Calvin (Character) - 2018
57% 51% White Boy Rick Grandpa Roman "Ray" Wershe (Character) $24.0M 2018
39% 47% Nostalgia Ronnie (Character) $84.9K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lears Davenport Lear (Character) - 2017
86% 67% Class Rank Oswald Flannigan (Character) $10.5K 2017
80% 68% Chappaquiddick Joe Kennedy (Character) $17.4M 2017
89% 75% Our Souls at Night Dorlan (Character) - 2017
57% 19% Hickok Doc Rivers O'Roark (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 28% American Violence Richard Morton (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Millionaires' Unit Narrator - 2015
74% 76% The Hateful Eight General Sandy Smithers (Character) $54.1M 2015
36% 29% Cut Bank Georgie Wits (Character) - 2014
40% 50% Northern Borders Austen Kittredge Sr. (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 43% Fighting for Freedom Christian Dobbe (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 40% Pete's Christmas Grandpa (Character) - 2013
91% 83% Nebraska Woody Grant (Character) $17.6M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitting the Cycle James (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 15% TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2 Vance (Character) - 2012
87% 91% Django Unchained Curtis Carrucan (Character) $162.8M 2012
26% 18% Twixt Bobby LaGrange (Character) - 2011
25% 22% Inside Out Vic Small (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trim Dale (Character) - 2010
40% 17% Choose Dr. Ronald Pendleton (Character) - 2010
81% 46% The Hole Creepy Carl (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 51% American Cowslip Georgia's father (Character) - 2009
20% 47% The Lightkeepers Bennie (Character) - 2009
28% 22% Chatham Captain Perez (Character) $184.1K 2009
No Score Yet 8% Swamp Devil Howard Blaime (Character) - 2008
64% 48% The Cake Eaters Easy Kimbrough (Character) - 2007
58% 49% The Astronaut farmer Hal (Character) $11.0M 2007
No Score Yet 48% Walker Payne Chester (Character) - 2006
60% 74% Believe in Me Ellis Brawley (Character) $208.6K 2006
No Score Yet 35% The Hard Easy Gene (Character) - 2006
30% 50% Madison Harry Volpi (Character) $508.9K 2005
52% 53% Down in the Valley Charlie (Character) $568.7K 2005
38% 50% Milwaukee, Minnesota Sean McNally (Character) $17.4K 2003
No Score Yet 43% Hard Ground Sheriff Hutch Hutchinson (Character) - 2003
24% 45% Masked and Anonymous Editor (Character) $533.3K 2003
81% 81% Monster Thomas (Character) $34.5M 2003
21% 39% The Glass House Begleiter (Character) $18.0M 2001
32% 42% All the Pretty Horses Judge (Character) $15.5M 2000
No Score Yet 25% The Premonition Ray Earl Winston (Character) - 1999
17% 28% The Haunting Mr. Dudley (Character) $91.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time II: The Premonition Winston (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% If... Dog... Rabbit McGurdy (Character) - 1998
48% 45% Small Soldiers Link Static (Voice) $55.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Prey Capt. Swaggert (Character) - 1998
31% 39% Mulholland Falls The Chief (uncredited) (Character) $11.5M 1996
11% 62% Down Periscope RAdm. Yancy Graham (Character) $23.3M 1996
37% 51% Last Man Standing Sheriff Ed Galt (Character) $18.1M 1996
No Score Yet 11% Mrs. Munck Patrick Leary (Character) - 1996
42% 27% Wild Bill Will Plummer (Character) $2.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer John Walker (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Revenge Payton McCay (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 36% Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight George Putnam (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Nothing Personal Billy Archer (Character) - 1993
60% 77% Diggstown John Gillon (Character) $4.0M 1992
No Score Yet 59% Into the Badlands T.L. Barston (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 67% Carolina Skeletons Junior Stoker (Character) - 1991
82% 61% After Dark, My Sweet Uncle Bud (Character) $535.0K 1990
No Score Yet 60% The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Scout Ed Higgins (Character) - 1990
53% 71% The 'Burbs Lt. Mark Rumsfield (Character) $34.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trenchcoat in Paradise John Hollander (Character) - 1989
55% 45% 1969 Cliff (Character) $5.9M 1988
No Score Yet 43% World Gone Wild Ethan (Character) $274.5K 1988
50% 36% The Big Town Mr. Edwards (Character) $776.7K 1987
No Score Yet 53% Uncle Tom's Cabin Augustine St. Claire (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% On the Edge Wes Holman (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughlove Rob Charters (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 20% Harry Tracy Harry Tracy (Character) - 1982
71% 50% That Championship Season George Sitkowski (Character) - 1982
29% 58% Tattoo Karl Kinsky (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 29% Middle Age Crazy Bobby Lee (Character) - 1980
73% 77% The Driver The Detective (Character) - 1978
85% 83% Coming Home Capt. Bob Hyde (Character) - 1978
70% 65% Black Sunday Michael Lander (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twist William Brandels (Character) - 1976
92% 62% Family Plot George Lumley (Character) - 1976
15% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Grayson Potchuck (Character) - 1975
100% 69% Smile Big Bob (Character) - 1975
67% 53% Posse Jack Strawhorn (Character) - 1975
39% 47% The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan (Character) - 1974
57% 47% The Laughing Policeman Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD (Character) - 1973
71% 66% Silent Running Freeman Lowell (Character) - 1972
80% 88% The Cowboys Long Hair (Character) - 1972
69% 58% The King of Marvin Gardens Jason Staebler (Character) - 1972
62% 23% Drive, He Said Coach Bullion (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 26% The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant Roger (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Deputy Doyle Pickett (Character) - 1971
14% 42% Bloody Mama Kevin Dirkman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 26% Cycle Savages Keeg (Character) - 1970
38% 49% Castle Keep Lt. Billy Byron Bix (Character) - 1969
75% 81% Support Your Local Sheriff! Joe Danby (Character) - 1969
84% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? James (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Richie Fowler (Character) - 1969
92% 73% Hang 'Em High Miller (Character) - 1968
85% 73% Will Penny Rafe Quint (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 56% Psych-Out Steve Davis (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 58% Waterhole No. 3 Deputy Samuel P. Tippen (Character) - 1967
39% 52% The Trip John (Character) $29.5K 1967
89% 66% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Johnny May (Character) - 1967
90% 78% The War Wagon Hammond (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 22% Rebel Rousers J.J. Weston (Character) - 1967
63% 45% The Wild Angels Joe 'Loser' Kearns (Character) - 1966
82% 85% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte John Mayhew (Character) - 1965
92% 84% Wild River Jack Roper (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
86% 69% Goliath Frank Zax (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013 2015
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2009 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2013
80% 76% Big Love Frank Harlow (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006-2007 2009-2011
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Vet (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Randy Strickland (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roses Are for the Rich Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1972 1977-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1970
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Doyle Phleger (Guest Star) 1965-1966 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancer Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Hutch (Guest Star) 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Ralph Wheeler (Guest Star) 1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stoney Burke E.J. Stocker (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Billy Harris (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960