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Sun May 26, 2013, 06:15 PM

Bruce Dern wins best actor at Cannes for role in Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

Source: Omaha World Herald

Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" did not win the coveted Palme d'Or award Sunday at the Cannes International Film Festival, losing to "Blue is the Warmest Color."

But Bruce Dern won the best actor prize for his role in "Nebraska."

Here's the full list of films, most of which you probably haven't heard of, some of which you can probably see at Film Streams later this year:

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130526/GO/130529771/1685#bruce-dern-wins-best-actor-at-cannes-for-role-in-alexander-payne-s-nebraska



My favorite Bruce Dern film will always be 'Silent Running'. He is one of the few actors to Kill John Wayne on film in 'The Cowboys'. The was fair. John Wayne killed him in 'The War Wagon'. Current photo with Laura at the festival below the 'Silent Running' photo.





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Reply Bruce Dern wins best actor at Cannes for role in Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 2013 OP
ornotna May 2013 #1
awoke_in_2003 May 2013 #8
ornotna May 2013 #11
awoke_in_2003 May 2013 #14
OnionPatch May 2013 #16
hunter May 2013 #2
d_b May 2013 #3
geomon666 May 2013 #6
d_b May 2013 #10
frogmarch May 2013 #4
xxqqqzme May 2013 #5
Tom Ripley May 2013 #7
cynatnite May 2013 #9
PSPS May 2013 #12
Omaha Steve May 2013 #13
Paladin May 2013 #15
underpants May 2013 #17
PatrynXX May 2013 #18

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:24 PM

1. Nobody could play "crazy" quite like Bruce could

Good actor, glad he won.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:20 PM

8. He was good...

 

but I think Heath Ledger redefined crazy in Batman 2.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:05 PM

11. You are right

Heath did a great job in that movie. But, Bruce was crazy in lots of movies. The man was known for his crazy.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:03 AM

14. Very true...

 

and don't forget TV- like Big Valley.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2013, 11:19 AM

16. "Aaaudra.....It won't take long, Audra....."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:34 PM

2. Oh hell, I'm gonna turn into my grandparents.

When I was a kid they'd talk about Hollywood actors they knew, and I'd be thinking "who???"

Some old lady would kiss my four-year-old cheek and I don't even remember her name.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:35 PM

3. loved him in the 'burbs

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Response to d_b (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:35 PM

6. A soldier's way saves the day.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:44 PM

10. lol the wallpaper

classic

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:16 PM

4. Cool! The first movie I ever saw him in was

Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte. He was young Charlotte's murdered boyfriend. (At least I've always thought Bruce Dern played the boyfriend.)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:33 PM

5. Dern in 'Coming Home'

n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:02 PM

7. I always thought it was so cool and fitting that Long Hair killed John Wayne

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:40 PM

9. He set the standard for evil crazy bad guys in movies. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:25 PM

12. A story

From "My Brush with Greatness" at http://www.bartcop.com:


(Posted by Bob in Mission Viejo, Ca)

Back in the 90’s, when the Rams football team was based at Anaheim Stadium and they
sucked donkey balls, my wife and I were gifted with a pair of tickets for field-level seats
at the 50-yard line. They were playing the New Orleans Saints and getting clobbered,
down 21-0 by the end of the first quarter.

I decided to grab some hot dogs and beer so I got up and proceeded to climb the steps
when I happened to catch a glimpse of someone a few rows up in an aisle seat that looked
really familiar. As I got closer, I could tell right away it was Bruce Dern, but he was in
total incognito, wearing a raggedy sweatsuit, shredded ball cap, mirrored sunglasses and
a really scraggly beard, obviously trying to enjoy a game without being harassed or noticed.
I got the grub, came back and sat down to tell my wife who was sitting just a few rows
up from us. She looked casually around and confirmed it was him.

By the third quarter, we‘d had enough torture and decided to bail out before the traffic jam,
so we got up and started to leave. As we approached Bruce, we both looked at him and
threw a furtive ‘thumbs-up’. He looked around to make sure no one was the wiser, then
gave us a huge grin and a double-thumbs-up for not blowing his cover. The Rams lost 44-6


One thing I know I'd recognize immediately is Dern's "huge grin."

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Response to PSPS (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:35 PM

13. His daughter Laura was in town shooting 'Citizen Ruth'


Great story. Thanks for sharing!

I know a couple locals in the film. I didn't see her when she was here.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 08:45 AM

15. Glad to hear it.


He's a fine actor who has established a long-term career, largely on the basis of playing unsavory characters. Nice to see him get some recognition.

And yes, "Silent Running" rocks.....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 09:04 PM

18. quite fun on the Haunting

last time I saw him in a movie

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