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      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 poster
      Smile
      The Peanut Butter Falcon poster The Peanut Butter Falcon The Mustang poster The Mustang Family Plot poster
      Family Plot
      Hang 'Em High poster Hang 'Em High Wild River poster
      Wild River
      Nebraska poster Nebraska The Hater poster The Hater

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B'Twixt Now and Sunrise Sheriff Bobby LaGrange (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 30% The Most Dangerous Game Whitney Tyler (Character) - 2022
      36% 64% Mid-Century Emil Larson (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hellblazers Bill Unger (Character) - 2022
      90% 50% The Hater Unknown (Character) - 2021
      20% 20% Last Shoot Out Unknown (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 83% Christmas vs. the Walters Cliff Walters (Character) - 2021
      51% 39% The Gateway Marcus (Character) - 2021
      69% 55% Overrun Arkadi Dubkova (Character) - 2021
      0% 73% Last Call Coach Finnegan (Character) $46.5K 2021
      72% No Score Yet Coast Executive Producer - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hands That Bind Hank (Character) - 2021
      22% 76% Death in Texas Reynolds (Character) - 2020
      67% 60% Emperor Levi Coffin (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 70% Remember Me Claude (Character) - 2019
      61% 70% The Artist's Wife Richard Smythson (Character) - 2019
      63% 26% Ravage Mallincrkrodt (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nation's Fire PopPop (Character) - 2019
      45% 45% Inherit the Viper Clay Carter (Character) - 2019
      92% 90% QT8: The First Eight Self - 2019
      50% 45% 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% 75% The Mustang Myles (Character) $5.0M 2019
      88% 86% Freaks Mr. Snowcone (Character) $264.7K 2018
      89% 67% Lez Bomb Grandpa (Character) - 2018
      0% 67% American Dresser King (Character) $2.2K 2018
      57% 51% White Boy Rick Grandpa Roman "Ray" Wershe (Character) $24.0M 2018
      No Score Yet 61% Warning Shot Calvin (Character) - 2018
      39% 46% 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% 76% Our Souls at Night Dorlan (Character) - 2017
      57% 18% 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% 77% The Hateful Eight General Sandy Smithers (Character) $54.1M 2015
      37% 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 42% 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 14% TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2 Vance (Character) - 2012
      87% 92% Django Unchained Curtis Carrucan (Character) $162.8M 2012
      29% 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% 46% 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
      49% 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
      39% 51% Last Man Standing Sheriff Ed Galt (Character) $18.1M 1996
      No Score Yet 11% Mrs. Munck Patrick Leary (Character) - 1996
      44% 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 61% Into the Badlands T.L. Barston (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 67% Carolina Skeletons Junior Stoker (Character) - 1991
      83% 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% 44% 1969 Cliff (Character) $5.9M 1988
      No Score Yet 41% 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 57% On the Edge Wes Holman (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughlove Rob Charters (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 27% 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 25% Middle Age Crazy Bobby Lee (Character) - 1980
      77% 77% The Driver The Detective (Character) - 1978
      86% 83% Coming Home Capt. Bob Hyde (Character) - 1978
      71% 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
      100% 69% Smile Big Bob (Character) - 1975
      67% 52% Posse Jack Strawhorn (Character) - 1975
      14% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Grayson Potchuck (Character) - 1975
      39% 47% The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan (Character) - 1974
      57% 48% 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
      71% 58% The King of Marvin Gardens Jason Staebler (Character) - 1972
      57% 22% 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
      No Score Yet 26% Cycle Savages Keeg (Character) - 1970
      14% 42% Bloody Mama Kevin Dirkman (Character) - 1970
      76% 81% Support Your Local Sheriff! Joe Danby (Character) - 1969
      85% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? James (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Richie Fowler (Character) - 1969
      38% 48% Castle Keep Lt. Billy Byron Bix (Character) - 1969
      92% 73% Hang 'Em High Miller (Character) - 1968
      85% 74% Will Penny Rafe Quint (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 57% Psych-Out Steve Davis (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 56% 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% 46% The Wild Angels Joe 'Loser' Kearns (Character) - 1966
      82% 84% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte John Mayhew (Character) - 1965
      92% 84% Wild River Jack Roper (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Weapon Unknown (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      86% 70% Goliath Frank Zax (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
      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 Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013
      80% 79% Big Love Frank Harlow (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2006-2007 2009-2011
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: New York Vet (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 66% King of the Hill Randy Strickland (Guest Voice) 2003
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Host 1982-1983
      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