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Interview: Bruce Dern Goes Long on His Epic Career

EAST HAMPTON, NY – OCTOBER 13: Actor Bruce Dern attends the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival on October 13, 2013 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for The Hamptons International Film Festival)

Not only is Bruce Dern one of the greatest (not to mention, most interesting) actors alive, I’m also lucky enough to call the man a friend. We’ve developed a friendship and mutual respect over the years, dating back to an interview we conducted in the lead-up to the release of Nebraska. We keep in touch and speak a few times a year, often having long conversations about a wide range of topics. However, I’ve always wanted to get him on the record about his various stories and life experiences. The recent release of Ravage, which he has a supporting part in, gave me that opportunity.

Presented to you all, without any further delay, is a nearly two hour conversation between Dern and myself. He tells stories about Alfred Hitchcock, working in classic Hollywood, and the origins of his signature “dernsies.” Give it a listen, since this one-of-a-kind actor is truly special. I’m glad to call him a friend, glad to have captured this conversation on tape, and thrilled to share it with you all now. Enjoy!

Alfred Hitchcock & Bruce Dern


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Steven Prusakowski
3 years ago

Loved this interview. It is a great slow burn full of tales of Hollywood legends, one-of-a-kind accounts from film sets and a load of Bruce Dern character. It really feels like sitting down with an old friend. Nice work!


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