About this star

  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 01 Nov 2010
  • Address:
    6266 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 375th
    Monthly Average: 431st
  • Notes: Selected for 2011, the 2,419th Star

Bruce Dern

Next star: Charles Coburn
Previous star: Mitzi Gaynor


Dern at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International

Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor. He frequently takes roles as a supporting character actor, often playing villains of unstable nature. He has appeared in more than 80 feature films, and received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the 1978 film Coming Home and Best Actor for the 2013 film Nebraska.

Fact file

  • Born: Bruce MacLeish Dern June 4, 1936 (age 79) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Education: The Choate School University of Pennsylvania
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1958–present
  • Spouse(s): Marie Dean (1957–1959;divorced) Diane Ladd (1960–1969; divorced) Andrea Beckett (1969–present)
  • Children: Laura Dern Diane Elizabeth Dern

Read more about Bruce Dern at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2019-11-12 17:00:31
Laura Dern has wanted to act since she was seven years old, and, coming from acting parents including father Bruce Dern and mother Diane Ladd, one may think her parents encouraged the propensity. But according to Dern, that wasn’t the case. “They didn’t want me to,” the “Marriage Story” actress ...

Review: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern elevate sci-fi horror flick 'Freaks'
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-12 15:14:48
Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern star in the sci-fi/horror "Freaks," about a paranoid man, his 7-year-old daughter and sinister forces lurking outside.

Variety, 2019-05-01 21:41:26
Frank Grillo, Keith David, Taryn Manning and Mark Boone Junior have joined the ensemble cast of “The Gateway.” They join Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern and Zach Avery with Michele Civetta directing. Andrew Levitas is producing under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongside Stephen Israel. The pic follows Parker, a ...

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