Bruce Dern Net Worth

January 26, 2023
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Actor Bruce Dern poses at The Weinstein Company & Netflix after party after the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: Entertainment)(GOLDENGLOBES-PARTIES) - RTX17BVU

Bruce MacLeish Dern was born on the 4th June 1936, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of British and German descent. He is an actor, probably still best recognized for starring in the role of Capt. Bob Hyde in “Coming Home” (1978), playing George Sitkowski in “That Championship Season” (1982), and as Woody Grant in “Nebraska” (2013). He is also known for appearing in HBO’s series “Big Love” (2006-2011). His career has been active since 1960. So, have you ever wondered how rich Bruce Dern is, as of mid-2016? According to sources, it is estimated that Dern’s net worth is over $10 million, which has been accumulated through his career as an actor.


Bruce Dern Net Worth $10 Million


Bruce Dern was brought up in Kenilworth, Illinois by his parents John and Jean Dern; he is the grandson of George Henry Dern, who was a Governor of Utah and Secretary of War. He studied at The Choate School, after which he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce’s professional acting career began in 1960, when he appeared in a small role in the film “Wild River”, and ever since then he has been active in the entertainment industry, appearing in over 150 film and TV titles, which represent the main source of his net worth.

Two years later he was cast in the recurring role of E.J. Stocker in the TV series “Stoney Burke” (1962-1963), and in 1966 he featured in the film “The Wild Angels”, alongside Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra. Before the 1960s ended, Bruce also appeared in the films “Hang ‘Em High” (1968), “Support Your Local Sheriff!” (1969), and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” (1969), among others, all of which were popular, and added to his net worth.

In the 1970s, Bruce was already an accomplished actor, with several high profile films on his CV, and it was quite easy for him to find new engagements in the entertainment industry. The year 1972 was quite profitable for him as he appeared in four films, “The Cowboys”, “Silent Running”, “Thumb Tripping”, and “The King of Marvin Gardens”. He continued successfully throughout the 1970s, starring in such films as “Smile” (1975), “Black Sunday” (1977), “The Driver” (1978), and “Coming Home” (1978), etc. His net worth was certainly rising.

The 1980s weren’t as successful as he had hoped tey would be, appearing in several films which turned out to be major failures, such as “Middle Age Crazy” (1980), “Tattoo” (1981), and “That Championship Season” (1982). However, he was back on track with films “On The Edge” (1986), and “Roses Are For The Ritch” (1987). During the 1990s, he appeared in several notable films, such as “Diggstown” (1992), “Last Man Standing” (1996) with Bruce Willis and William Sanderson in leading roles, and “The Haunting” (1999) with Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones as stars of the film.

The next decade, changed nothing for Bruce, as he continued to feature in films and TV series: some of them include “The Glass House” (2001), “Monster” (2003), “The Astronaut Farmer” (2006), and “Big Love” (2006-2011). After 2010, his fame was maintained by appearing in such popular creations such as “Django Unchained” (2012), “Nebraska” (2013), and most recently “The Hateful Eight” (2015).

Thanks to his skills, Bruce has 15 awards and more than 30 nominations to his name, including two Oscar Nominations in the categories Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work on “Nebraska”, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work on “Coming Home”. Furthermore, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

Regarding his personal life, Bruce Dern has been married to Andrea Beckett since 1969. Previously, he was married to Marie Dawn Pierce (1957-1959), and to Diane Ladd (1960-1969), with whom he has two daughters; the first one passed away as a child, and the second one is the famous actress, Laura Dern.

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