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Bruce Dern

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 53 films, with $1,318,579,725 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,052)
Best-known acting roles: Old Man Carrucan (Django Unchained), General Smithers (The Hateful Eight), Mr. Dudley (The Haunting), Joseph P Kennedy Sr (Chappaquiddick), Link Statis (voice) (Small Soldiers)
Most productive collaborators: Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, Stacey Sher, Walton Goggins, Bob Weinstein
Born: June 4th, 1936 (82 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$380,988,715$456,420,137$837,408,852
Leading5$67,699,810$7,636,742$75,336,552
Lead Ensemble Member1$54,117,416$91,325,944$145,443,360
Cameo1$11,504,190$0$11,504,190
Inverviewee1$3,050$0$3,050
(Unclassified)31$214,561,119$34,322,602$248,883,721

Career Trend

This graph shows Bruce Dern’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Chappaquiddick Trailer

March 9th, 2018

Historical drama starring Kate Mara, Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, and Bruce Dern opens April 6 ... Full Movie Details.

A recounting of the tragic events of the 1969 car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn’t alert authorities for ten hours. What happens over the ensuing days reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the truth behind the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control, and preserve the family’s legacy is a story of the powerful and the untouchable. This tension-filled war room became Kennedy’s savior and nemesis, ultimately revealing his vulnerabilities, his damaged relationship with his father, Joe Kennedy Sr., all while testing his integrity and political future. As his brother John’s presidential promise to land a man on the moon unfolds, Kennedy considers his own legacy. This infamous incident will become a defining moment in his career, as he wrestles with his own moral compass, and ultimately puts his future in the hands of the American People. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Top Winners at Spirit Awards

March 2nd, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award handed out the hardware last night and the big winner was 12 Years a Slave, which picked up five of the seven awards it was nominated for. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Nebraska

February 23rd, 2014

Nebraska is one of the major players during this year's Awards Season earning six Oscar nominations. That sets up really high expectations. Then again, it's a movie directed by Alexander Payne. That alone sets up really high expectations. Can the film live up to The Descendants' high quality? If it can't, is it still worth checking out? More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 20th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. Like last year, this category is not truly competitive with one nominee way out ahead according to experts. And also like last year, I'm supporting an underdog. (In fact, I'm cheering for two underdogs.) More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Limited Releases: Dear Limited Releases

November 15th, 2013

Nebraska poster

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, but there are a few that are intriguing. Nebraska has the best reviews and an excellent pedigree. Dear Mr. Watterson is a good choice for fans of Calvin and Hobbes. While Faust is earning good enough reviews to be worth checking out, even if it will be overshadowed by some of the Oscar contenders out there. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Mustang   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 Lez Bomb   $0 $0 $0
9/14/2018 White Boy Rick Ray Wershe  $0 $0 $0
5/10/2018 Class Rank Oswald  $0 $0 $0
4/6/2018 Chappaquiddick Joseph P Kennedy Sr  $17,391,898 $530,294 $17,922,192
2/16/2018 Nostalgia Ronnie  $86,301 $0 $86,301
12/31/2017 The Peanut Butter Falcon   $0 $0 $0
7/7/2017 Hickok   $0 $0 $0
2/3/2017 American Violence Richard Morton  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 The Hateful Eight General Smithers  $54,117,416 $91,325,944 $145,443,360
4/7/2015 Silent Running Freeman Lowell  $0 $0 $0
4/3/2015 Cut Bank George Wits  $0 $147,728 $147,728
9/3/2014 Bloody Mama   $0 $0 $0
11/15/2013 Nebraska Woody Grant  $17,654,912 $7,106,448 $24,761,360
3/15/2013 Kokuriko-zaka Kara Onodera  $1,000,878 $48,742,934 $49,743,812
12/25/2012 Django Unchained Old Man Carrucan  $162,805,434 $287,142,889 $449,948,323
9/28/2012 The Hole 3D Creepy Carl  $0 $9,716,671 $9,716,671
6/21/2012 Twixt   $0 $1,268,346 $1,268,346
12/16/2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywo… Himself  $3,050 $0 $3,050
9/9/2011 Inside Out Dr. Vic  $0 $0 $0
3/18/2011 Choose   $0 $90,901 $90,901
3/9/2007 Believe in Me Ellis Brawley  $209,654 $0 $209,654
2/23/2007 The Astronaut Farmer Hal  $11,003,643 $137,570 $11,141,213
5/5/2006 Down in the Valley Charlie  $568,932 $404,511 $973,443
6/3/2005 Milwaukee, Minnesota   $17,528 $0 $17,528
4/22/2005 Madison Harry Volpi  $517,262 $0 $517,262
12/24/2003 Monster Thomas  $34,469,210 $29,771,603 $64,240,813
7/24/2003 Masked and Anonymous Editor  $533,344 $21,991 $555,335
4/25/2003 A Decade Under the Influence Himself  $34,514 $0 $34,514
9/14/2001 The Glass House Begleiter  $17,951,431 $4,910,354 $22,861,785
12/22/2000 All the Pretty Horses Judge  $15,527,125 $2,593,142 $18,120,267
7/23/1999 The Haunting Mr. Dudley  $91,188,905 $89,000,000 $180,188,905
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Link Statis (voice)  $55,143,823 $16,600,000 $71,743,823
9/20/1996 Last Man Standing Sheriff Ed Galt  $18,115,927 $0 $18,115,927
4/26/1996 Mulholland Falls The Chief  $11,504,190 $0 $11,504,190
3/1/1996 Down Periscope Yancy Graham  $25,723,977 $0 $25,723,977
12/1/1995 Wild Bill Will Plummer  $2,169,373 $194,099 $2,363,472
8/14/1992 Diggstown John Gillon  $4,495,615 $0 $4,495,615
8/24/1990 After Dark, My Sweet Garrett 'Uncle Bud' Stoker  $2,678,414 $0 $2,678,414
2/17/1989 The `Burbs Mark Rumsfield  $35,382,246 $0 $35,382,246
11/18/1988 1969 Cliff  $5,979,011 $0 $5,979,011
9/25/1987 The Big Town Mr. Edwards  $1,733,017 $0 $1,733,017
12/10/1982 That Championship Season George Sitkowski  $40,000 $0 $40,000
1/1/1980 Middle Age Crazy Bobby Lee  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
1/1/1978 Coming Home Capt. Bob Hyde   $32,653,000 $0 $32,653,000
4/9/1976 Family Plot George Lumley  $13,200,000 $0 $13,200,000
3/29/1974 The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan  $26,533,200 $0 $26,533,200
1/1/1972 The Cowboys Asa Watts  $7,500,000 $0 $7,500,000
12/10/1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? James  $12,600,000 $0 $12,600,000
8/3/1968 Hang 'em High Miller  $6,800,000 $0 $6,800,000
5/27/1967 The War Wagon Hammond  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
7/20/1966 The Wild Angels Loser Josey Kerns  $15,541,070 $0 $15,541,070
1/1/1964 Marnie Sailor  $7,000,000 $0 $7,000,000
Movies: 53Totals:$728,874,300$589,705,425$1,318,579,725
  Averages:$13,752,345$11,126,517$24,878,863

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Mustang $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/6/2018 Chappaquiddick $5,765,854 1,645 $17,391,898 $17,922,192 97.0%
12/25/2015 The Hateful Eight $4,610,676 2,938 $54,117,416 $145,443,360 37.2%
4/7/2015 Silent Running $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/15/2013 Nebraska $140,401 968 $17,654,912 $24,761,360 71.3%
1/1/1978 Coming Home $0 0 $32,653,000 $32,653,000 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $121,817,226$220,779,912 
 Averages:$1,752,822925$20,302,871$36,796,65276.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/14/2018 White Boy Rick $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/3/2017 American Violence $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/3/2015 Cut Bank $0 0 $0 $147,728 0.0%
3/15/2013 Kokuriko-zaka Kara $0 48 $1,000,878 $49,743,812 2.0%
12/25/2012 Django Unchained $30,122,888 3,012 $162,805,434 $449,948,323 36.2%
9/28/2012 The Hole 3D $0 0 $0 $9,716,671 0.0%
9/9/2011 Inside Out $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/23/2007 The Astronaut Farmer $4,454,319 2,155 $11,003,643 $11,141,213 98.8%
7/24/2003 Masked and Anonymous $30,783 23 $533,344 $555,335 96.0%
9/14/2001 The Glass House $5,738,448 1,601 $17,951,431 $22,861,785 78.5%
7/23/1999 The Haunting $33,435,140 2,881 $91,188,905 $180,188,905 50.6%
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers $14,047,592 2,613 $55,143,823 $71,743,823 76.9%
2/17/1989 The `Burbs $11,101,197 1,956 $35,382,246 $35,382,246 100.0%
11/18/1988 1969 $1,706,120 521 $5,979,011 $5,979,011 100.0%
Movies: 14Totals:  $380,988,715$837,408,852 
 Averages:$7,188,3211,058$27,213,480$59,814,91858.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,017 $121,817,226
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,691 $380,988,715
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,515 $661,225,409
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,254 $309,600,562
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,386 $180,756,865
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,256 $11,504,190
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $728,874,300
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,216 $98,962,686
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,473 $456,420,137
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,902 $523,094,145
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,938 $214,517,986
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,936 $292,053,243
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,910 $589,705,425
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,122 $220,779,912
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,166 $837,408,852
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,969 $1,184,319,554
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,590 $524,118,548
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,213 $472,810,108
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,323 $11,504,190
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,052 $1,318,579,725
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 66 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 328 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 351 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 393 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 417 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 359 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 365 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 313 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 351 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 552 5
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 659 $104,425,328
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $17,391,898
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 734 $98,432,392
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $530,294
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 682 $202,857,720
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $17,922,192
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $121,817,226
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $98,962,686
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 873 $220,779,912
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,344 $17,654,912
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $86,770,416
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $17,391,898
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,563 $7,106,448
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $91,325,944
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 506 $530,294
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,516 $24,761,360
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $178,096,360
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $17,922,192
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 369 $50,307,912
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $17,391,898
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 46 $54,117,416
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 837 $7,106,448
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $530,294
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 19 $91,325,944
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 491 $57,414,360
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 461 $17,922,192
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 36 $145,443,360
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,201 $17,391,898
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $71,772,328
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,424 $530,294
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 406 $98,432,392
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,326 $17,922,192
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $170,204,720
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 457 $17,654,912
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 387 $7,106,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 440 $24,761,360


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