Dern, who won best-actor honors at the
"Bruce Dern is truly a one-of-a-kind performer," festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. "His skill at capturing the essence of a character, no matter how complex or unorthodox, is unique and unparalleled."
Past career-award honorees include
The 77-year-old Dern, the father of actress Laura Dern and ex-husband of her mother, actress