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    Interview: Will Forte Talks 'Nebraska,' What He Learned From Alexander Payne & Bruce Dern & Status Of 'MacGruber 2'

    There are a number of surprises nestled within Alexander Payne's warmly homespun "Nebraska." Like all of Payne's films, it dangles on the precipice between drama and comedy, this time following an elderly man (a revelatory Bruce Dern) as he travels to Nebraska to collect his winnings from a phony sw...

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    Bruce Dern On Why Working on Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Was the Event of a Lifetime

    Several months after winning Best Actor honors at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, 77-year-old acting veteran Bruce Dern is still basking in the glow of a career best turn in Alexander Payne's wry and sad character study "Nebraska," which opens this Friday in select theaters after touring the festival...

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    Alexander Payne Explains Why He Shot 'Nebraska' in Black and White and Cast Will Forte as His Dramatic Lead

    For Payne this marks the first time he's helmed a feature he didn't have a hand in writing. As he revealed at the film's press conference immediately following the first screening, Payne, a Nebraska native (he grew up in Omaha), had come across Bob Nelson's script nine years ago. "I had read the scr...

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    Review: With 'Nebraska,' Has Alexander Payne Gone Soft?

    Alexander Payne's movies walk a fine line between cruel satire and subtle emotions, but in "Nebraska," it's particularly hard to discern which is which. The black-and-white road trip dramedy might be his least essential work, but it's also notably distinct from the rest of it. The first project that...

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    Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Unloads A State Full Of New Photos, Plus Soundtrack Deets & A First Listen

    The long road, the vast underpopulated horizons of the Midwest and feelings of regret and pangs of remorse—these are familiar ingredients for filmmaker Alexander Payne, and he spins them into widescreen black-and-white for his latest, "Nebraska." Earning Bruce Dern a Best Actor award at the Cannes F...

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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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