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Awards Spotlight: At 77-Years-Old, Bruce Dern Finally Receives His Due

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire January 8, 2014 at 2:32PM

"It was the event of a lifetime in my career,” Bruce Dern told Indiewire late last year, shortly before Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” opened in select theaters.
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"It was the event of a lifetime in my career,” Bruce Dern told Indiewire late last year, shortly before Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” opened in select theaters.

No kidding. At 77-years-old, the veteran actor who’s starred in roughly 80 films is finally receiving the attention he’s long deserved. For his wry and sad turn in the black-and-white drama, Dern won the Cannes Best Actor Award (beating out some tough competition including Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for “Behind the Candelabra”), has been nominated for a Golden Globe, and is all but assured an Oscar nod.

To read our full Awards Season Spotlight of Dern, head over HERE. There you'll also find multiple video interviews with the actor and some original photography.

Dern is among the 16 actors and directors we're featuring over the next eight weeks with original photography by Daniel Bergeron and video shot by our partners at Movies On Demand.

This article is related to: Bruce Dern, Nebraska, Alexander Payne, Awards Season Roundup, Academy Awards, Indiewire Awards Spotlight