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  • Bruce Dern at the AFI 2013
  • Bruce Dern at 2013 Cannes Film Festival where he won Best Actor for his performance in Nebraska.
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Silhouette Spotting

In the 1960s and 1970s Bruce Dern earned himself a reputation as the actor directors called upon if they were looking to cast a wild rebel, an unhinged husband or a villain. But decades later it is his role, in Alexander Payne’s bittersweet Nebraska, as the cantankerous Woody who embarks on a road trip with his middle-aged son, that has cemented Dern’s star status. The eagle-eyed amongst the audience will have noticed, as the film traces the family’s journey through four states capturing the heartland of America in stark black and white, that Derm wears Silhouette glasses. But this wasn’t just for the character – in Dern’s personal life too he often is pictured wearing the brand. His powerful performance in Nebraska won him the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award and a subsequent Best Actor nomination at the Academy Awards. And as he walked the red carpet for the Oscars, what did Dern top the perfect tuxedo off with? The perfect Silhouette glasses.


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