Long Live Bruce Dern

Upon browsing the archives of Writers Without Money, I came across my (not particularly good) review of the 2013 movie Nebraska, which starred Bruce Dern as a very old and very senile man.

Six years in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood later he played an even older and even more senile man being “cared for” at the Spahn Ranch by members of the Manson family. Burt Reynolds (RIP), who Tarantino originally wanted for the role, had died the year before.

It just occurred to me that Dern is not only still alive but, at the age of 87, is still acting in film and TV, not bit parts but ongoing roles. All I can say is “long live Bruce Dern,” the man who killed John Wayne.

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