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!