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Bruce Dern on "Nebraska"

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Bruce Dern discusses his role in Alexander Payne’s latest film, “Nebraska.” He plays Woody, who has early symptoms of dementia and thinks he’s won a $1 million prize. He leaves his home in Montana to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he thinks he can collect the money he’s won. His son, played by Will Forte, decides to drive him when he can’t convince him the prize isn’t real. 

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Bruce Dern

Comments [3]

wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Payne talks about this film reflecting Woody's preparation for death. Does Mr. Dern see it that way.

Dec. 04 2013 01:56 PM
Tony from Canarsie

I've always felt that Hitchcock's last movie, "Family Plot," in which Mr. Dern gives a terrific comedic performance, is very underrated.

Dec. 04 2013 01:33 PM
Mr. Bad from NYC

This movie is my favorite so far this year. The whole cast is strong but Bruce Dern gives an amazing performance and it is a welcome return to form for Payne who completely lost me with the naval gazing "The Descendants". If you remember enjoying the tart, fantastic "Election" as much as I did you need to see this movie.

Dec. 04 2013 12:12 PM

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