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* 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.

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* In the movie ''MiddleAgeCrazy'' ''Film/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.


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* In ''Film/TheDriver'', he's the cop out to catch the titular Driver.


* His early film roles include ''Film/{{Marnie}}'' (where he's fatally stabbed with a fireplace poker) and ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'', (where he's [[AxCrazy chopped up with an axe]]).

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* His early film roles include ''Film/{{Marnie}}'' (where he's fatally stabbed assaulted with a fireplace poker) and ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'', (where he's [[AxCrazy chopped up with an axe]]).


* Made his film debut in ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'', in which he is [[AxCrazy chopped up with an axe]].

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* Made his His early film debut in roles include ''Film/{{Marnie}}'' (where he's fatally stabbed with a fireplace poker) and ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'', in which he is (where he's [[AxCrazy chopped up with an axe]].axe]]).


* He teamed up with Tarantino again in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInHollywood'' as George Spahn, a rancher who rented his property out to numerous western films. He replaced Creator/BurtReynolds, who passed away shortly before filming started.

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* He teamed up with Tarantino again in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInHollywood'' as George Spahn, a rancher who rented his property out to numerous western films.films, and then agreed to house the notorious Manson Family. He replaced Creator/BurtReynolds, who passed away shortly before filming started.

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* He teamed up with Tarantino again in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInHollywood'' as George Spahn, a rancher who rented his property out to numerous western films. He replaced Creator/BurtReynolds, who passed away shortly before filming started.


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[[caption-width-right:335:The [[caption-width-right:300:The cover of Dern's 2007 autobiography]]autobiography.]]


Bruce [=MacLeish=] Dern (born June 4, 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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Bruce [=MacLeish=] Dern (born June 4, 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.


* 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.

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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.UsefulNotes/SuperBowl.


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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Bruce [=MacLeish=] Dern (born June 4, 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.


->''"There's no time in life to do all the roles I'd like to play."

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->''"There's no time in life to do all the roles I'd like to play."
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'''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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Bruce
[=MacLeish=] Dern''' 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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* In 1972's ''Film/TheCowboys'', he's one of the few people to [[spoiler:kill a Creator/JohnWayne character]].

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* Made his film debut in ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'', in which he is [[AxCrazy chopped up with an axe]].

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* He featured in all five series of ''Series/BigLove'' as Bill Henrickson's abusive father, Frank.


* He also kills people to keep his space ship from being taken from forestry service in the movie ''SilentRunning''.

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* He also kills people to keep his space ship from being taken from forestry service in the movie ''SilentRunning''.''Film/SilentRunning''.

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