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    Watch: Bruce Dern Impersonates Jack Nicholson at Montclair 'Nebraska' Panel

    At the Montclair Film Festival, producers of Alexander Payne's new film "Nebraska," Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, sat down alongside its star Bruce Dern for a few minutes to discuss the black-and-white drama. The video clip below of the discussion reveals a variety of interesting tidbits about the te...

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    Savannah Film Fest: Alexander Payne Talks 'Nebraska,' Visual Effects & Asks Where Adult Dramas Have Gone

    “I believe in movies,” Alexander Payne emphatically states during our interview at the Savannah Film Festival over the weekend. The director was not only on hand to present “Nebraska,” which served as the opening film of the festival, but also to receive the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award, ...

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    NYFF: Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern & Will Forte Talk The Particular Tone Of ‘Nebraska’

    An alcoholic father suffering from the early onsets of dementia gets a sweepstakes notice that he’s won a million dollars. It’s a scam obviously, but the elderly man is determined to see it through, despite his wife and older son’s protests to the contrary. What’s the youngest son to do? Perhaps try...

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    In the Works: Alexander Payne Finds Next Project in 'The Judge's Will'

    After heading to the black-and-white prairies of "Nebraska," Alexander Payne is next eyeing India. The director and Fox Searchlight are in talks to team on "The Judge's Will."

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    NYFF: Acting with Non-Actors is the Key to 'Nebraska,' Says Bruce Dern

    It was the League of Extraordinarily Mature Gentlemen Day at the New York Film Festival, with two 77-year-old Oscar rivals holding forth in turn, first at the Tuesday morning press conference (Robert Redford for “All is Lost”) and later in the afternoon, with Bruce Dern –whose performance in Alexand...

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    Alexander Payne Signs 'The Judge’s Will' With Fox Searchlight

    While Alexander Payne has carved out a niche for himself as a filmmaker sharply attuned to the nuances of human relationships, he's always had a couple projects brewing that are wildly different than the milieu he's become known for. Most famously would be "Downsizing," a high-concept social satire ...

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    Oscar-Bound Bruce Dern Talks Career and Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Let the Oscar drum-roll begin for 77-year-old actor Bruce Dern. He talks his career, and his wonderfully heartbreaking performance as Woody Grant, an aging man on a quest for a dubious sweepstakes reward of $1 million, in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."

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    Watch: Bruce Dern Tracks Down His $1 Million Prize in Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    A month before its U.S. bow at the New York Film Festival, Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for Alexander Payne's acclaimed black-and-white charmer "Nebraska," starring Oscar hopeful Bruce Dern, who picked up acting honors in Cannes where the film world premiered.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' Starring Bruce Dern

    The first trailer has arrived for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte as a father and son who make a trek out to the eponymous state to claim a supposed sweepstakes prize of $1 million. The film, which debuted at Cannes (where Dern won the Best Actor award), generated go...

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    Watch: Brand New Trailer For Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Plus New Pics & Poster

    Do you let your old man live out his lingering dream and delusion, even if it means turning the small world he inhabits upside down? For Woody Grant, he's clinging to the news he's received in the mail from a sweepstakes company that he has $1 million dollars coming his way, but he needs someone to ...

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