Bruce Dern Will Forte Nebraska

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor "Nebraska" star Bruce Dern with a Career Achievement Award at its annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 4th. Past honorees include Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren.

"Bruce Dern is truly a one of a kind performer," said Palm Springs International Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "His skill at capturing the essence of a character, no matter how complex or unorthodox, is unique and unparalleled."

Dern's long career consisting of over 80 feature films including an Oscar nomination for his role in "Coming Home," has had a resurgence with his universally praised turn in Alexander Payne's latest.