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Bruce Dern

Postby Bob Duncan » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:53 pm

I just read a great story called Racing With Bruce Dern: A Memoir from Bright Lights Film Journal. He's up for Best Actor in Nebraska.

Here's a good quote from the essay. Some of us might relate...
I took him at face value, however, and judged him to be authentic: a rebel whose outsider credentials were in good order. Track was therefore the perfect sport for him, especially distance running, which has a rich vein of natural angst that makes it ideal for brooding nonconformists and troubled spirits. Those of us who ran the most punishing distances saw ourselves as beyond the pale, a periphery from which we looked back wistfully but condescendingly on normal lives. Born to suffer, we suffered from the pain of training, and from neglect: no one save the odd guilty parent or dragooned classmate ever came to watch us.
See http://brightlightsfilm.com/blog/racing-bruce-dern-memoir/7398?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+brightlightsfilm+%28BLFJ%29#.UvxKP5WYapo
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Re: Bruce Dern

Postby jhc68 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:48 pm

Nice column on Dern written by a track savvy Santa Barbara journalist during the recent film festival here.
http://www.independent.com/news/2014/feb/06/bruce-dern-goes-distance/
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Re: Bruce Dern

Postby jeremyp » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:10 pm

Hard to believe Dern was born with a pure silver spoon in his mouth and had Eleanor Roosevelt as a God-mother. Maybe his character was molded by fighting that. I don't think he'll win the Oscar though. McConaughey has a lock on that.
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Re: Bruce Dern

Postby Bob Duncan » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:53 pm

This is it! Gotta pull for THE MAN tonight at the Oscar Awards!!!!
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Re: Bruce Dern

Postby scottmitchell74 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:48 pm

jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe Dern was born with a pure silver spoon in his mouth and had Eleanor Roosevelt as a God-mother. Maybe his character was molded by fighting that. I don't think he'll win the Oscar though. McConaughey has a lock on that.


Good call!
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