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  • First NameBruce Dern

Bruce Dern, an American actor turned professional in 1960 & records 170 acting credits so far. He earned 2-Academy Award nomination for Coming Home (1978) and Nebraska (2013).

Dern has appeared in many films Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

Starting with a theatre career in Waiting for Godot, Bruce made his on-screen debut in 1960; he worked in the film Wild River & in the TV series Route 66.

How Much Is Bruce Dern’s Net Worth In 2020?

Trademarked for his villainous or psychotic character, Bruce’s acting career journey of 5 decades, has blessed him with perks of success. According to Celebrity Net Worth, 83-year-old Dern has a net worth of $20 million as of April 2020.

As per The Richest, in the early 2010s, his estimated fortune stood at $10 million.

Without a doubt, the veteran actor collection a hefty sum through his acting venture, though, keeps the payroll detail low-key; it is allegedly in the 7-digit figure.

As for a fact, his daughter Laura Dern, an actress also owns a net worth of $20 million currently.

Bruce got wide acclaims for his portraying Captain Bob Hyde in the 1978 film Coming Home, & earned his first-ever Academy Award nomination.

Later, he would appear in the film Nebraska (2013) starring Will Forte & June Squibband received the second nomination for Academy Award

From Stage To On-Screen In TV Series & Films

The University of Pennsylvania attendant made began his acting through stage & appeared in Philadelphia premiere of Waiting for Godot. 

Later in 1960, Bruce’s on-screen debut came through a brief role in the film Wild River (1960) & starred in the TV series Route 66, the same year.

It followed his appearance in commercially successful films: The Wild Angels (1966), The Trip (1967) and The Great Gatsby (1974)

As for a fact, he was one of few actors to kill actor John Wayne‘s character; they shared the screen in The Cowboys (1972) & even received death threats after doing so.

Furthermore, Bruce gained wide acclaim for his appearance in the 1978 film Coming Home alongside Jane Fonda and Jon Voight. It collected $36 million in box-office over the budget of $3 million.

In 1999, he starred in the supernatural horror The Haunting starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Owen Wilson.

Thereafter, Dern would appear in other box-office hits: Monster (2003), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015) directed by Quentin Tarantino & in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

Critically Acclaimed Films & TV Series

His appearance in critically acclaimed movies include The War Wagon (1967), Hang ’em High (1968), Smile (1975), Family Plot (1976), Nebraska (2013), The Mustang (2019), The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) and QT8: The First Eight (2019)

Over the years, the Chicago, Illinois-born actor has also appeared in many TV series: Stoney Burke (1962- 1963), Gunsmoke (1965- 1966), The Big Valley (1966- 1968) and Big Love (2006- 2011).

Bruce Dern’s Filmography & Box-Office Collection:

FilmBudgetBox-Office Collection
The Wild Angels (1966)$360,000$15.54 million
The Trip (1967)$100,000$10 million
The Cowboys (1972)$6 million$19.25 million
The Great Gatsby (1974)$7 million$26.5 million
The Haunting (1999)$80 million$180.2 million
Monster (2003)$8 million$64.2 million
Django Unchained (2012) starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz & Leonardo DiCaprio$100 million$425.4 million
The Hateful Eight (2015) alongside Samuel L. Jackson & Kurt Russell$44-$54 million$155.8 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)  starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt & Margot Robbie$90-$96 million$374.3 million

Where Does Bruce Dern Live?

Currently, Bruce Dern lives in his house in Pasadena, California; the property spread on 2,554 sq. ft. features 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms.

He bought in March 2004 for a reported $1.125 million.

Formerly, Dern resided in Malibu, California.

Father Of 2 Children From 3 Marriages

Bruce has been married three times in his life & divorced with two. Currently, he lives with his wife third wife Andrea Beckett; they exchanged vows on October 20, 1969, & are together ever since.

They are yet to share children.

Formerly, he was in a marital relationship with Marie Dawn Pierce from September 7, 1957, to 1959

Thereafter, the actor married second wife Diane Ladd in 1960.

The now-former duo, even more, welcomed 2 children together: Diane Elizabeth Dern (born in 1961) & Laura Elizabeth Dern (born on February 10, 1967).

However, they divorced after 9 years of marriage on September 18, 1969.


Bruce was born Bruce MacLeish Dern on June 4, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA. His father John Dern (1903-1958) was a utility chief and attorney & mother’s name was Jean Dern (1908-1972).

After graduating from New Trier High School, he attended the University of Pennsylvania.

An American by nationality, Dern hails from  Dutch, English, German and Scottish descent.