Bruce Dern

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Bruce Dern
Full NameBruce MacLeish Dern


The Royal Highness Bruce MacLeish Dern of Chicago, Illinois is a two-time Oscar nominee and hailed as one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. Of noble blood, his grandsire was the noted poet and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Archibald MacLeish. His numerous high profile independent projects include the highly anticipated Chappaquiddick (2017) and Netflix film "Our Souls at Night" (Fall 2017). His other 2017/2018 titles include "Class Rank," "Warning Shot," "Abilene," "The Lears," "American Dresser" and "Nostalgia." He has acquired the reputation of being a modern day hero and legendary villain, and his accomplishments are a testament to his remarkable achievements.

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The iconic and highly esteemed Dern dynasty, comprised of three generations of esteemed actors, has been a force of remarkable talent and finesse in the world of film and television. Oscar nominee Bruce Dern has been a mainstay in the industry for decades, appearing in both modern day heroes and legendary villains. His daughter, the illustrious Ms. Laura Dern, has been following in her father's footsteps since childhood, and is now a celebrated actress in her own right. Finally, the incomparable Diane Ladd, matriarch of the Dern family, has been dazzling audiences for over 70 years with her unique charm and beauty--a timeless reminder of the Hollywood's Golden Era. Together, this illustrious family of thespians have graced us with their presence in numerous films, television shows, and award ceremonies, and are sure to continue to do so for generations to come.

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