Bruce Dern was born on June 4, 1936 in Chicago.
He started his acting career in the 1960s with roles on television, including roles in “Gunsmoke” and “The Big Valley.”
He started appearing in movies in 1964 with roles in “Hush … Hush Sweet Charlotte,” and “Marnie.”
He starred in a slew of movies in the early 1970s, including “Family Plot” in 1976. In 1979 he was nominated for an Oscar for Supporting Acting for his role in “Coming Home.”
In 1988 he teamed up with Robert Downey Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland in “1969.”
In 1996 he appeared in “Down Periscope,” “Mulholland Falls” and “Last Man Standing.”
Dern appeared in “Masked and Anonymous” in 2003 with Bob Dylan and John Goodman.
Dern starred alongside Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci in “Monster” in 2003.
Dern played on HBO’s “Big Love” from 2006 to 2011, where he played the polygamist father of Bill Paxton’s character.
In 2006 he appeared in “The Astronaut Farmer” with Billy Bob Thornton.
He appeared in “Swamp Devil” in 2008 alongside Cindy Sampson and Nicolas Wright.
In 2009 he appeared in “The Hole” with Chris Massoglia and Haley Bennett.
Dern received his second Oscar nomination in 2014 when he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Nebraska.”
He is the father of actress Laura Dern.
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