dern Bruce DERN
* 04.06.1936, Winnetka, Illinois, USA

Schauspieler * Schauspielausbildung an American Foundation of Dramatic Art in Philadelphia und in Actors Studio in New York * ab 1958 spielt kleine Rollen am Theater (am Broadway in The Shadow of a Gunman [1958/59] und in Sweet Bird of Youth [1959/60]) * 1961 Beginn einer umfangreichen Fernseharbeit - in den nächsten zehn Jahren wirkt in vielen Folgen verschiedener TV-Serien und -shows mit (Stoney Burke, 1962/63; The Alfred Hitchcock Hour/Alfred Hitchcock zeigt, 1964; The Virginian/Die Leute von der Shiloh Ranch, 1964/65; The Fugitive/Auf der Flucht, 1963/66; Bonanza, 1968/70) * eigentliches Kinodebüt in Marnie (1963/64) * seit ca. 1964 wird häufig als Psychopath, Sonderling oder Perverser besetzt ("I've played more psychotics and freaks and dopers than anyone") * Anfang der 70er Jahre übernimmt erste Hauptrollen (Silent Running, 1971) und etabliert sich als versierter Charakterstar * 1979 spielt wieder (für eine Woche) Theater am Broadway (Strangers) * ab 2006 spielt den Vater von Bill Paxton in der TV-Serie Big Love * 2007 Veröffentlichung der Memoiren Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have * verheiratet mit Diane Ladd (2. Ehefrau, 1960-69) * Vater von Laura Dern
FILMS
# The Crimebusters (Gangsterschlacht, 1961-USA; R: Boris Sagal, B: Paul Monash, Wallace Ware [=David Karp], K: William W. Spencer, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Peter Mark Richman / BD-Joe Krajac) 88m-Gangsterdrama > TVM
# Marnie (Marnie, 1963/64-USA * Alfred Hitchcock ... Seemann) (Roman von Winston Graham)
# Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Wiegenlied für eine Leiche, 1964-USA; R: Robert Aldrich, B: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller, K: Joseph Biroc, M: Frank DeVol, D: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten / BD-John Mayhew) 133m-Psychothriller (Roman von Henry Farrell)
# The Wild Angels (Die wilden Engel, 1966-USA; R: Roger Corman, B: Charles B. Griffith, K: Richard Moore, M: Mike Curb, D: Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, BD-Loser) 86/93m-Actiondrama
# The War Wagon (Die Gewaltigen, 1966-USA; R: Burt Kennedy, B: Clair Huffaker, K: William H. Clothier, M: Dimitri Tiomkin, D: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas / BD-Hammond) 101m-Western (Roman von Clair Huffaker)
# The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Chikago-Massaker, 1966/67-USA; R: Roger Corman, B: Howard Browne, K: Milton Krasner, M: Fred Steiner, D: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale / BD-John May)* 100m-Gangsterkrimi
# Waterhole #3 (Wasserloch Nr. 3, 1966/67-USA; R: William A. Graham, B: Joseph T. Steck, R/obert R. Young, K: Robert Burks, M: Dave Grusin, D: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor / BD-Hilfssheriff) 95m-Westernkomödie
# Rebel Rousers (Rebel Riders, 1967-USA; R: Martin B. Cohen, B: Martin B. Cohen, Michael Kars, Abe Polsky, K: Laszlo Kovacs, Glen R. Smith, M: William Loose, D: Cameron Mitchell, BD-J.J., Diane Ladd) 78m-Thriller
# The Trip (The Trip, 1967-USA * Roger Corman ... John) (15 Tage-05; 6708)
# Will Penny (Der Verwegene, 1967-USA; R+B: Tom Gries, K: Lucien Ballard, M: David Raksin, D: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, BD-Rafe Quint) 108/10m-Western
# Hang 'em High (Hängt ihn höher, 1967-USA; R: Ted Post, B: Leonard Freeman, Mel Goldberg, K: Richard H. Kline, Leonard J. South, M: Dominic Frontiere, D: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens / BD-Miller) 114m-Western
# Psych-Out (Psych-Out, 1967-USA; R: Richard Rush, B: Betty Tusher, Betty Ulius, E. Hunter Willett, K: Laszlo Kovacs, M: Ronald Stein, D: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson, BD-Steve Davis) 82m-Drama
# Castle Keep (Das Schloß in den Ardennen, 1967/68-USA; R: Sydney Pollack, B: Daniel Taradash, David Rayfiel, K: Henri Decae, M: Michel Legrand, D: Burt Lancaster / BD-Lt. Billy Byron Bix) 105/8m-Kriegsdrama (Roman von William Eastlake)
# Support Your Local Sheriff! (Auch ein Sheriff braucht mal Hilfe, 1968-USA; R: Burt Kennedy, B: William Bowers, K: Harry Stradling, Jr, M: Jeff Alexander, D: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan / BD-Joe Danby) 93m-Westernkomödie
# Number One (Number One, 1968-USA; R: Tom Gries, B: David Moessinger, K: Michel Hugo, M: Dominic Frontiere, D: Charlton Heston, Jessica Walter, BD-Richie Fowler) 105m-Sportdrama
# They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Nur Pferden gibt man den Gnadenschuß, 1969-USA; R: Sydney Pollack, B: James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, K: Philip H. Lathrop, MA: Johnny Green, D: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Conrad, BD-James) 120m-Gesellschaftsdrama (Roman von Horace McCoy)
# The Cycle Savages (Cycle Savages, 1969-USA; R+B: Bill Brame, K: Frank Ruttencutter, M: Jerry Styner, D: BD-Keeg)* 82m-Actiondrama
# Bloody Mama (Bloody Mama, 1969-USA; R: Roger Corman, B: Robert Thom, K: John A. Alonzo, M: Don Randi, D: Shelley Winters, Pat Hingle / BD-Kevin Dirkman) 90m-Gangsterfilm
# Drive, He Said (Drive, He Said, 1970-USA; R: Jack Nicholson, B: Jeremy Larner, Jack Nicholson, K: Bill Butler, M: David Shire, D: William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, BD-Trainer Bullion) 90m-Tragikomödie (Roman von Jeremy Larner)
# The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (Der Mann mit den zwei Köpfen, 1970-USA; R: Anthony M. Lanza, B: James Gordon White, John Lawrence, K: Jack Steely, Glen Gano, Paul Hipp, M: John Barber, D: BD-Roger, Pat Priest) 88m-Horror
# Silent Running (Lautlos im Weltraum, 1971-USA; R: Douglas Trumbull, B: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco, K: Charles F. Wheeler, M: Peter Schickele, D: BD-Freeman Lowell) 90m-Sci-Fi-Abenteuer
# The Cowboys (Die Cowboys, 1971-USA; R: Mark Rydell, B: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank, Jr, William Dale Jennings, K: Robert Surtees, M: John Williams, D: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, BD-Long Hair, Colleen Dewhurst) 128m-Western (Roman von William Dale Jennings)
# The King of Marvin Gardens (Der König von Marvin Gardens, 1971/72-USA; R: Bob Rafelson, B: Jacob Brackman, K: Laszlo Kovacs, D: Jack Nicholson, BD-Jason Staebler, Ellen Burstyn) 104m-Drama
# Thumb Tripping (1972-USA * Quentin Masters ... Smitty)*
# The Laughing Policeman (Massenmord in San Francisco, 1973-USA; R: Stuart Rosenberg, B: Thomas Rickman, K: David M. Walsh, M: Charles Fox, D: Walter Matthau, BD-Leo Larsen) 112m-Actionthriller (Roman von Per Wahlöö & Maj Sjöwall)
# The Great Gatsby (Der große Gatsby, 1973-USA; R: Jack Clayton, B: Francis Ford Coppola, K: Douglas Slocombe, MÜ: Nelson Riddle, D: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, BD-Tom Buchanan) 141/4m-Drama (Roman von F. Scott Fitzgerald)
# Smile (Lauter nette Mädchen..., 1974-USA; R: Michael Ritchie, B: Jerry Belson, K: Conrad L. Hall, D: BD-"Big Bob" Freelander, Barbara Feldon) 113m-Satire
# Posse (Männer des Gesetzes, 1974-USA; R: Kirk Douglas, B: William Roberts, Christopher Knopf, K: Fred J. Koenekamp, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Kirk Douglas, BD-Jack Strawhorn) 94m-Western
# Family Plot (Familiengrab, 1975-USA * Alfred Hitchcock ... George Lumley) (Roman von Victor Canning) (05-08; 7604)
# Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (Won Ton Ton... der Hund, der Hollywood rettete, 1975-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Arnold Schulman, Cy Howard, K: Richard H. Kline, M: Neal Hefti, D: BD-Grayson Potchuck, Madeline Kahn) 92m-Komödie
# Folies bourgeoises / Die verrückten Reichen (1975/76-F/I/D; R: Claude Chabrol, B: Claude Chabrol, Norman Enfield; Ennio De Concini, Maria Pia Fusco, K: Jean Rabier, M: Manuel De Sica, D: BD-William Brandeis, Stephane Audran) 106m-Gesellschaftskomödie (Roman von Lucie Faure)
# Black Sunday (Schwarzer Sonntag, 1976-USA; R: John Frankenheimer, B: Ernest Lehman, Kenneth Ross, Ivan Moffat, K: John A. Alonzo, M: John Williams, D: Robert Shaw, BD-Michael Lander, Marthe Keller) 143m-Thriller (Roman von Thomas Harris)
# Coming Home (Coming Home - Sie kehren heim, 1977-USA; R: Hal Ashby, B: Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones, K: Haskell Wexler, D: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, BD-Captain Bob Hyde) 127m-Antikriegsdrama
# The Driver (Driver, 1977-USA; R+B: Walter Hill, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Michael Small, D: Ryan O'Neal, BD-Polizist, Isabelle Adjani) 91m-Actionthriller
# Middle Age Crazy (Middle Age Crazy, 1979-CDN; R: John Trent, B: Carl Kleinschmitt, K: Reginald H. Morris, M: Matthew McCauley, D: BD-Bobby Lee, Ann-Margret) 95m-Komödie
# Tattoo (Tattoo - Jede große Liebe hinterläßt ihre Spuren, 1980-USA; R: Bob Brooks, B: Joyce Bunuel, K: Arthur J. Ornitz, Michael Seresin, M: Barry De Vorzon, D: BD-Karl Kinsky, Maud Adams) 103m-Psychothriller
# Harry Tracy, Desperado (Harry Tracy - Der letzte Desperado, 1980-CDN; R: William A. Graham, B: David Lee Henry, K: Allen Daviau, M: Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon, D: BD-Harry Tracy, Helen Shaver) 100m-Western (10-12; 8212)
# That Championship Season (Champions, 1982-USA; R+B: Jason Miller, K: John Bailey, M: Bill Conti, D: BD-George Sitkowski, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino) 110m-Drama
# On the Edge (Runner, 1984-USA; R+B: Rob Nilsson, K: Stefan Czapsky, M: Herb Pilhofer, D: BD-Wes Holman, Pam Grier) 92m-Sportfilm
# The Big Town (Chicago Blues, 1986-USA * Ben Bolt ... Mr. Edwards) (Roman von Clark Howard) (09-11; 8709)
# World Gone Wild (Lost World - Die letzte Kolonie, 1987-USA; R: Lee H. Katzin, B: Jorge Zamacona, K: Don Burgess, M: Laurence Juber, D: BD-Ethan, Michael Pare) 90/5m-Sci-Fi-Drama
# 1969 (Die Generation von 1969, 1987/88-USA; R+B: Ernest Thompson, K: Jules Brenner, M: Michael Small, D: Robert Downey, Jr, Kiefer Sutherland, BD-Cliff Denny) 93/5m-Drama
# The 'burbs (Meine teuflischen Nachbarn, 1988-USA; R: Joe Dante, B: Dana Olsen, K: Robert M. Stevens, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Tom Hanks, BD-Mark Rumsfield, Carrie Fisher) 103m-Horrorkomödie
# After Dark, My Sweet (After Dark, My Sweet, 1990-USA; R: James Foley, B: Robert Redlin, James Foley, K: Mark Plummer, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, BD-Onkel Bud) 114m-Thriller (Roman von Jim Thompson)
# Diggstown (Ihr größter Coup, 1991/92-USA; R: Michael Ritchie, B: Steven McKay, K: Gerry Fisher, M: James Newton Howard, D: James Woods, Louis Gossett, Jr, BD-John Gillon, Oliver Platt, Heather Graham) 97m-Gaunerkomödie (Roman von Leonard Wise)
# Wild Bill (Wild Bill, 1994-USA; R+B: Walter Hill, K: Lloyd Ahern II, M: Van Dyke Parks, D: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine, David Arquette, Christina Applegate, BD-Will Plummer) 97m-Western (Buch von Peter Dexter)
# Mrs. Munck (Der teuflische Plan der verrückten Mrs. Munck, 1995-USA; R+B: Diane Ladd, K: James Glennon, M: Leonard Rosenman, D: Diane Ladd, BD-Patrick Leary) 96m-Psychodrama (Roman von Ella Leffland) > TVM (35mm)
# Down Periscope (Mission: Rohr frei!, 1995-USA; R: David S. Ward, B: Hugh Wilson, Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald, K: Victor Hammer, M: Randy Edelman, D: Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly / BD-Admiral Yancy Graham) 92m-Komödie
# Last Man Standing (Last Man Standing, 1995/96-USA; R+B: Walter Hill, K: Lloyd Ahern II, M: Ry Cooder, D: Bruce Willis, BD-Sheriff Ed Galt) 101m-Neowestern
# If... Dog... Rabbit... (Going South, 1998-USA; R+B: Matthew Modine, K: Rob Sweeney, M: Deeji Mincey, Boris Zelkin, D: Matthew Modine, John Hurt / BD-McGurdy)° 104m-Thrillerdrama
# The Haunting (Das Geisterschloß, 1998/99-USA; R: Jan de Bont, B: David Self, K: Karl Walter Lindenlaub, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor, BD-Mr. Dudley) 114m-Horror (Roman von Shirley Jackson)
# Madison (Madison, 1999-USA; R: William Bindley, B: William Bindley, Scott Bindley, K: James Glennon, M: Kevin Kiner, D: Jim/James Caviezel, Jake Lloyd, Mary McCormack, BD-Harry Volpi) 94/9m-Drama
# All the Pretty Horses (All die schönen Pferde, 1999-USA; R: Billy Bob Thornton, B: Ted Tally, K: Barry Markowitz, M: Marty Stuart; Kristin Wilkinson, Larry Paxton, D: Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penelope Cruz / BD-Richter) 117m-Neowestern (Roman von Cormac McCarthy)
# The Glass House (The Glass House, 2000-USA; R: Daniel Sackheim, B: Wesley Strick, K: Alar Kivilo, M: Christopher Young, D: Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgard, BD-Begleiter) 106m-Thriller
# Masked and Anonymous (Masked and Anonymous, 2002-USA/GB; R: Larry Charles, B: Sergei Petrov=Bob Dylan, Rene Fontaine=Larry Charles, K: Rogier Stoffers, D: Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson / BD-editor) 112m-Drama
# Milwaukee, Minnesota (2002/03-USA * Allan Mindel ... Sean McNally)*
# Monster (Monster, 2003-USA * Patty Jenkins ... Thomas) (02-03; 0312)
# Down in the Valley (Down in the Valley, 2004-USA * David Jacobson ... Charlie) (0605)
# Believe in Me (2005-USA * Robert Collector ... Ellis Brawley)
# Walker Payne (2005-USA * Matt Williams ... Chester) > nur Videovertrieb
# The Astronaut Farmer (Astronaut Farmer, 2005-USA * Michael Polish ... Hal) (09-11; 0702)
# The Cake Eaters (2006-USA * Mary Stuart Masterson / Easy Kimbrough) (06-07; 0903)
# The Golden Boys (2007-USA * Daniel Adams / Kapitän Perez Ryder) (Wi-Fr ?03?; 0904)
# American Cowslip (2007-USA * Mark David / Cliff) (0907)
# Choose (Choose, 2008-USA * Marcus Graves / Dr. Ronald Pendleton) (11-12 > d: Robert Legato; ?1103) > nur Videovertrieb (R > #46133; 1108)
# The Hole (2008/09-USA * Joe Dante / Creepy Carl) (12-?; 1006-I)
# The Lightkeepers (2009-USA * Daniel Adams / Bennie) (05-06; 0912)
# Inside Out (2010-USA * Artie Mandelberg / Vic Small) (04-?; 1109)
# Twixt (Twixt - Virginias Geheimnis, 2010-USA * Francis Ford Coppola / Bobby LaGrange) (11-12; 1204-F)
# Django Unchained (Django Unchained, 2012-USA * Quentin Tarantino / cameo) (02-07; 1212)
# Nebraska (Nebraska, 2012-USA * Alexander Payne / Woody Grant) (11-12; 1311)
# Cut Bank (2013-USA * Matt Shakman / Georgie Wits) (06-07; 1504 > limited release)
# The Hateful Eight (The Hateful 8, 2014/15-USA * Quentin Tarantino / General Sandy Smithers) (12-03; 1512)

Northern Borders (2012-USA; d+B: Jay Craven, K: Brad/James B. Heck, M: Judy Hyman, Jeff Claus, D: Bruce Dern: Austen Kittredge, Sr., Genevieve Bujold: Abiah Kittredge, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick: Austen Kittredge III, Jessica Hecht: Liz Kittredge) 108m-Drama (Roman von Howard Frank Mosher, 1994) (03-04; 1304 * 1501 > limited release * no MPAA rating)
AWARD
Silberner Bär (bester Darsteller) für That Championship Season [Berlinale 1983]
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