Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

Highest Rated: 100% Wild River (1960)

Lowest Rated: 0% American Dresser (2018)

Birthday: Jun 04, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
77% 72% Emperor Levi Coffin (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me Claude (Character) - 2019
50% 46% Badland Reginald Cooke (Character) - 2019
45% 50% Inherit the Viper Clay Carter (Character) - 2019
68% No Score Yet The Artist's Wife Richard Smythson (Character) - 2019
85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood George Spahn (Character) $142.4M 2019
91% 94% QT8: The First Eight Himself (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nation's Fire PopPop (Character) - 2019
60% No Score Yet Ravage Mallincrkrodt (Character) - 2019
96% 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon Carl (Character) $20.5M 2019
95% 75% The Mustang Myles (Character) $5M 2019
39% 46% Nostalgia Ronnie (Character) $84.9K 2018
89% 67% Lez Bomb Grandpa (Character) - 2018
88% 86% Freaks Mr. Snowcone (Character) $264.7K 2018
0% 65% American Dresser King (Character) $2.2K 2018
58% 50% White Boy Rick Grandpa Roman "Ray" Wershe (Character) $24M 2018
No Score Yet 68% Warning Shot Calvin (Character) - 2018
81% 68% Chappaquiddick Joe Kennedy (Character) $17.4M 2017
88% 75% Our Souls at Night Dorlan (Character) - 2017
57% 18% Hickok Doc Rivers O'Roark (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 29% American Violence Richard Morton (Character) - 2017
86% 67% Class Rank Oswald Flannigan (Character) $10.5K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lears Davenport Lear (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Millionaires' Unit Narrator - 2015
75% 76% The Hateful Eight General Sandy Smithers (Character) $54.1M 2015
37% 29% Cut Bank Georgie Wits (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 41% Pete's Christmas Grandpa (Character) - 2013
40% 50% Northern Borders Austen Kittredge Sr. (Character) - 2013
91% 83% Nebraska Woody Grant (Character) $17.6M 2013
No Score Yet 43% Fighting for Freedom Christian Dobbe (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitting the Cycle James (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 16% TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2 Vance (Character) - 2012
87% 91% Django Unchained Curtis Carrucan (Character) $162.8M 2012
25% 22% Inside Out Vic Small (Character) - 2011
86% 81% From Up on Poppy Hill Yoshio Onodera (Voice) $284.7K 2011
26% 18% Twixt Bobby LaGrange (Character) - 2011
40% 18% Choose Dr. Ronald Pendleton (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trim Dale (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 50% American Cowslip Georgia's father (Character) - 2009
20% 47% The Lightkeepers Bennie (Character) - 2009
81% 46% The Hole Creepy Carl (Character) - 2009
28% 22% Chatham Captain Perez (Character) $184.1K 2009
No Score Yet 8% Swamp Devil Howard Blaime (Character) - 2008
58% 49% The Astronaut Farmer Hal (Character) $11M 2007
64% 48% The Cake Eaters Easy Kimbrough (Character) - 2007
60% 74% Believe in Me Ellis Brawley (Character) $208.6K 2006
No Score Yet 48% Walker Payne Chester (Character) - 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
81% 81% Monster Thomas (Character) $34.5M 2003
38% 50% Milwaukee, Minnesota Sean McNally (Character) $17.4K 2003
24% 45% Masked and Anonymous Editor (Character) $533.3K 2003
No Score Yet 43% Hard Ground Sheriff Hutch Hutchinson (Character) - 2003
21% 39% The Glass House Begleiter (Character) $18M 2001
32% 42% All the Pretty Horses Judge (Character) $15.5M 2000
No Score Yet 25% The Premonition Ray Earl Winston (Character) - 1999
15% 28% The Haunting Mr. Dudley (Character) $91.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time II: The Premonition Winston (Character) - 1999
48% 45% Small Soldiers Link Static (Voice) $55.1M 1998
No Score Yet 20% If... Dog... Rabbit McGurdy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Prey Capt. Swaggert (Character) - 1998
31% 39% Mulholland Falls The Chief (uncredited) (Character) $11.5M 1996
No Score Yet 11% Mrs. Munck Patrick Leary (Character) - 1996
12% 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 No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer John Walker (Character) - 1995
44% 27% Wild Bill Will Plummer (Character) $2.1M 1995
No Score Yet 36% Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight George Putnam (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Revenge Payton McCay (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Nothing Personal Billy Archer (Character) - 1993
60% 77% Diggstown John Gillon (Character) $4M 1992
No Score Yet 59% Into the Badlands T.L. Barston (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 67% Carolina Skeletons Junior Stoker (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 60% The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Scout Ed Higgins (Character) - 1990
82% 61% After Dark, My Sweet Uncle Bud (Character) $535K 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 44% World Gone Wild Ethan (Character) $274.5K 1988
No Score Yet 53% Uncle Tom's Cabin Augustine St. Claire (Character) - 1987
57% 36% The Big Town Mr. Edwards (Character) $776.7K 1987
No Score Yet 80% On the Edge Wes Holman (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughlove Rob Charters (Character) - 1985
71% 50% That Championship Season George Sitkowski (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 20% Harry Tracy Harry Tracy (Character) - 1982
29% 61% Tattoo Karl Kinsky (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 29% Middle Age Crazy Bobby Lee (Character) - 1980
73% 77% The Driver The Detective (Character) - 1978
83% 83% Coming Home Capt. Bob Hyde (Character) - 1978
69% 65% Black Sunday Michael Lander (Character) - 1977
92% 62% Family Plot George Lumley (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twist William Brandels (Character) - 1976
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Grayson Potchuck (Character) - 1975
100% 68% Smile Big Bob (Character) - 1975
67% 52% 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
69% 58% The King of Marvin Gardens Jason Staebler (Character) - 1972
79% 88% The Cowboys Long Hair (Character) - 1972
68% 66% Silent Running Freeman Lowell (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 27% The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant Roger (Character) - 1971
62% 23% Drive, He Said Coach Bullion (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Deputy Doyle Pickett (Character) - 1971
14% 41% Bloody Mama Kevin Dirkman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 26% Cycle Savages Keeg (Character) - 1970
75% 82% Support Your Local Sheriff! Joe Danby (Character) - 1969
83% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? James (Character) - 1969
38% 50% Castle Keep Lt. Billy Byron Bix (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Richie Fowler (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 57% Psych-Out Steve Davis (Character) - 1968
92% 73% Hang 'Em High Miller (Character) - 1968
85% 73% Will Penny Rafe Quint (Character) - 1968
89% 66% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Johnny May (Character) - 1967
90% 77% The War Wagon Hammond (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 59% Waterhole No. 3 Deputy Samuel P. Tippen (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 25% Rebel Rousers J.J. Weston (Character) - 1967
39% 52% The Trip John (Character) $29.5K 1967
63% 45% The Wild Angels Joe 'Loser' Kearns (Character) - 1966
82% 85% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte John Mayhew (Character) - 1965
100% 83% Wild River Jack Roper (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
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 No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 2013 2009
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)
2009-2011 2006-2007
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Vet (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 68% King of the Hill Unknown (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 No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1977-1979 1972
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 No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Doyle Phleger (Guest Star) 1969 1965-1966
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 No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

QUOTES FROM Bruce Dern CHARACTERS

Chris Mannix says: May I sit down sir?

Gen. Sanford Smithers says: According to the Yankees, 'It's a free country'..

Gen. Sanford Smithers says: According to the Yankees, it's a free country.

Lander says: We're champions!

Woody Grant says: You'd drink too if you were married to your mother.

David Grant says: Did you ever want to farm like your Dad?

Woody Grant says: I don't remember.

David Grant says: Did you ever want a farm like your dad?

Woody Grant says: I don't remember... and it doesn't matter.

Woody Grant says: I haven't been drinking!

Kate Grant says: That's what you said on our first date!

David Grant says: How did you and Mom end up getting married?

Woody Grant says: Oh, she wanted to.

David Grant says: And you didn't?

Woody Grant says: I figured, what the hell.

David Grant says: Were you ever sorry you married her?

Woody Grant says: All the time.

David Grant says: So, you told the sheriff that you were walking to Nebraska?

Woody Grant says: That's right. To get my million dollars.

Woody Grant says: C'mon, take a beer with your old man. Be somebody.

Judge says: The trouble with a liar is that he can't remember what he said.

Mark Rumsfield says: Hey! Pinocchio! Where are you going?

Mark Rumsfield says: Come to think of it, I don't recall ever seeing a moving van...

Uncle Reuben Klopek says: Thats strange, since it was parked outside ALL DAY!

Mark Rumsfield says: what'd you got in the cellar..hair klopek!!??

Mark Rumsfield says: What have you got in the cellar, HER Klopek!

"Big Bob" Freelander says: How does Santa Rosa FEEL about that?

Mark Rumsfield says: You're dog just took his last dump on my lawn! I find one more - just one - I'm going to catch him and staple his ass shut!