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Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern
Actor Bruce Dern was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "Nebraska". Dern began his career in film and television in the 1960s, starring in films such as "Coming Home," "Django Unchained," "Monster," and "Last Man Standing."

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Actor Bruce Dern was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "Nebraska". Dern began his career in film and television in the 1960s, starring in films such as "Coming Home," "Django Unchained," "Monster," and "Last Man Standing."

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  • Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio among stars relaxing at THR party

    Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio among stars relaxing at THR party
    The event: The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees Night on Monday at Spago in Beverly Hills attracted guests including actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Ethan Hawke, Bruce Dern and Steve Coogan; directors David O. Russell and...
  • A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back

     A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back
    Dinner and a movie. Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...
  • So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races

    So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races
    The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
  • What comes after end for 'Jasmine,' 'Llewyn Davis' other 2013 films?

     What comes after end for 'Jasmine,' 'Llewyn Davis' other 2013 films?
    Great films rarely wrap up neatly. The audience is left to ponder what happens next. We at The Envelope couldn't help but wonder if the actors do such pondering as well. They spend so much time figuring out their characters' back stories, how much thought...
  • June Squibb tells it like it is, just nicer than her character in 'Nebraska'

    June Squibb tells it like it is, just nicer than her character in 'Nebraska'
    In "Nebraska," 84-year-old June Squibb's Kate Grant is plain-spoken to a fault. Which is a nice way of saying she has reached an age at which she simply doesn't care what anyone thinks. Her brazen negativity can be off-putting at first. "At the...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • Watch Brad Garrett at the Writers Guild Awards online with The Times

    Watch Brad Garrett at the Writers Guild Awards online with The Times
    Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews –...
  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy
    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • Review: Charisma illuminates 'Run and Jump'

    Review: Charisma illuminates 'Run and Jump'
    In Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," comedian Will Forte surprised audiences by playing the straight man to Bruce Dern and June Squibb's slightly unhinged cranks. For his follow-up performance in director Steph Green's luminous and lovely "Run and Jump,"...
  • Bruce Dern suddenly finds himself at the center of it all

    Bruce Dern suddenly finds himself at the center of it all
    Bruce Dern, shirt untucked, white hair mussed ("I have always been a fan of attractive disarray," he says, chuckling), is between bites of his grilled cheese sandwich, holding court inside Paramount Pictures' executive dining room. Everyone knows him...