Bruce Dern Biography, Age, Height, Injury, Daughter’s Death, Laura Dern, Tattoo, Net Worth

Bruce Dern Biography

Bruce Dern (Bruce Dern MacLeish) is an American actor, who plays supporting villainous characters of unstable nature. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home in 1978 and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Nebraska in 2013. He also has various films; The Cowboys in 1972, Black Sunday in 1977, Monster in 2003, and The Hateful Eight in 2015.

Bruce Dern Age

Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States on 4 June 1936.  He is 86 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on June 4 every year.

Bruce Dern Height And Body Statistics

Dern stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Bruce Dern And Family

He was born in Chicago to the late Jean and John Dern.  His father was a utility chief and attorney. He had a paternal grandfather named George. George was a Utah governor and Secretary of War who served in the latter position during Bruce’s birth.

He also had a maternal grandfather who was the chairman of the Carson, Pirie, and Scott stores, his maternal granduncle, Archibald MacLeish, was a poet, and his maternal great-grandfather, Andrew MacLeish, was a Scottish-born businessman. Illinois governor was Dern’s godfather.

Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern Education

He went to The Choate School which for now is Choate Rosemary Hall and he later proceeded to the University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Dern Accident

Bruce had fallen down during his normal daily jog in Los Angles at the Silver Lake Reservoir. He fractured his leg and was hospitalized at the Silver Lake Reservoir. After recovering, Lee Wallman, his publicist said that Bruce Dern was eager to get back to work.

Bruce Dern Spouse

Dern married Andrea Beckett in 1969. He has two children whom he got with Marie Dean; Diane Elizabeth Dern who was born on November 29, 1960, and Laura Dern. Diane Elizabeth Dern died at the age of eighteen months from head injuries after falling into a swimming pool on May 18, 1962.

Bruce Dern Divorce

In 1957, Dern married Marie Dawn Pierce. They both had two children. The couple divorced in 1959. In 1960, he married Diane Ladd but divorced in 1969.

Diane Ladd Diane Ladd is an American actress, film director, producer, and author. She has appeared in over 120 film and television roles.

Bruce Dern And Diane

BruceDern, Laura Dern Diane and Ladd Honored

Diane Ladd is also an American actress, film director, producer, and author. She has appeared in over 120 film and television roles.

For the 1974 film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Alice (1980–81), and to receive Academy Award nominations for Wild at Heart (1990) and Rambling Rose (1991).

Her other film appearances include Chinatown (1974), Ghosts of Mississippi(1996), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), and American Cowslip(2008). Ladd is the mother of actress Laura Dern, with her ex-husband, actor Bruce Dern.

Bruce Dern  Movies

  • Year             Title
    2019                  Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    In 2019                  The Artist’s Wife
    2019                  The Mustang
    In 2019                   The Peanut Butter Falcon
    2018                   American Dresser
    In 2018                   Lez Bomb
  • 2018                    Nostalgia
    In 2018                     Warning Shot
    2018                     White Boy Rick
    2017                      American Violence
    In 2017                      Chappaquiddick
    2017                      Class Rank
    2017                       Hickok
  • In 2017                       Our Souls at Night
    2017                        The Lears
    2015                        The Hateful Eight
    2014                        Cut Bank
    2013                        Coffin Baby
    In 2013                         Fighting for Freedom
  • 2013                          Nebraska
    In 2013                           Northern Borders
    2012                           Django Unchained
    In 2012                           From Up on Poppy Hill
    2012                            Hitting the Cycle
    2011                             Choose
  • 2011                             Inside Out
    In 2011                             Twixt
    2010                            Trim
    2009                            American Cowslip
    In 2009                            The Hole 3D
    2009                            The Lightkeepers
  • 2008                            Swamp Devil
    2008                           The Golden Boys
    2007                           The Cake Eaters
    2006                           Believe in Me
    In 2006                           The Astronaut Farmer
  • 2006                           The Hard Easy
    2006                           Walker Payne
    2005                           Down in the Valley
    2005                           Madison
    2003                           Masked and Anonymous
    In 2003                           Milwaukee, Minnesota
  • 2003                           Monster
    2001                            The Glass House
    2000                           All the Pretty Horses
    1999                            If… Dog… Rabbit…
    In 1999                            The Haunting
    1998                            Small Soldiers
  • 1996                            Down Periscope
    1996                            Last Man Standing
    In 1996                            Mulholland Falls
    1995                            Wild Bill
    1992                            Diggstown
  • 1990                             After Dark, My Sweet
    1989                             The ‘Burbs
    1987                              The Big Town
    1987                              World Gone Wild
    1986                              On the Edge
    1982                              Harry Tracy, Desperado
  • 1982                               That Championship Season
    1981                                Tattoo
    1980                                Middle Age Crazy
    1978                                Coming Home
    1978                                The Driver
    1977                                Black Sunday
  • 1976                                 Family Plot
  • In 1976                                 Folies bourgeoises
    1976                                 Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
    1975                                  Posse
    1975                                 Smile
    1974                                 The Great Gatsby
    1973                                 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  • 1973                                 The Laughing Policeman
    1972                                  Silent Running
    In 1972                                  The Cowboys
    1972                                  The King of Marvin Gardens
    1972                                   Thumb Tripping
    1971                                   Drive, He Said
  • 1971                                 The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
    1970                                Bloody Mama
    1970                                The Rebel Rousers
    1969                               Castle Keep
    In 1969                                Number One
    1969                               Support Your Local Sheriff!
  • In 1969                               The Cycle Savages
    1969                                They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
    1968                                Hang ‘Em High
    1968                               Psych-Out
    1967                               The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    1967                                The Trip
  • In 1967                                The War Wagon
    1967                                Waterhole No. 3
    1967                                Will Penny
    1966                                The Wild Angels
  • 1964                                Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
    1964                                Marnie
    1962                                The Crimebusters
    1960                                Wild River

Bruce Dern Awards

1972 Drive, He Said National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
1973 The Cowboys Bronze Wrangler for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
1975 The Great Gatsby Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1979 Coming Home Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1983 That Championship Season Silver Bear for Best Actor
2009 Swamp Devil Philadelphia Film Festival Jury Prize

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