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[[caption-width-right:335:The cover of Dern's 2007 autobiography]]

Bruce [=MacLeish=] Dern (born 1936) is an American actor who is probably best known for playing characters who are psychopaths or SchmuckBait. His daughter is the famous actress Creator/LauraDern.
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* He's probably most famous for his role in the adaptation of ''Literature/BlackSunday'', playing Michael Lander, the Vietnam Vet who becomes a terrorist and plans to blow up the SuperBowl.
* He also kills people to keep his space ship from being taken from forestry service in the movie ''SilentRunning''.
* If you watched ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' in high school, there's a good chance it was the 1974 version with Dern as Tom Buchanan.
* He also plays a cuckolded husband to Creator/JaneFonda who has an affair with a crippled veteran in the movie ''Film/ComingHome''.
* In the movie ''MiddleAgeCrazy'' he plays a taco stand construction company owner who has fantasies of breaking out of his hum-drum life - including having sex with a wife who yells 'Bingo!' [[CallingYourOrgasms every time she climaxes]] - until he does, leasing an expensive sportscar and engaging in various flings.
* In Creator/AlfredHitchcock's final film ''Film/FamilyPlot'' he's legman to a PhonyPsychic (Barbara Harris) as they tangle with a kidnapper (William Devane).
* He's the voice of Tokumaru in the English dub of ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill''.
* In 2013, at the age of 77, he starred in the Creator/AlexanderPayne film ''Film/{{Nebraska}}''. His performance was highly praised and earned him an Oscar nomination.
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