For the first time in its 19-year history, Bravo Media's Inside the Actors Studio, hosted by James Lipton, welcomes a father-daughter pairing to the stage with Bruce Dern and Laura Dern.
Fresh off of a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, Bruce Dern joins James Lipton, along with daughter Laura, to discuss his impressive 50-year career that led him to the life-changing lead role as Woody Grant in Paramount Pictures' Nebraska. In the episode, Lipton delves into both Bruce's and Laura's individual careers, as well as their personal relationship. Viewers will learn what it was like for Laura to grow up with both her father and mother, Diane Ladd, in the industry, and to be the first and only family to each have a star side by side on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bruce Dern reveals what it was like to be the only actor to kill John Wayne in a movie, and why Jack Nicholson is the best on-screen partner he has ever had.
Bruce Dern is well known for his various roles as outspoken, unstable villains, so the quiet, deluded character of Woody Grant is a first for him in Alexander Payne's film for which Dern earned the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. Dern has appeared in various classic films including The Cowboys, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Great Gatsby, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal as Captain Bob Hyde in Coming Home.
Laura Dern is a three-time Golden Globe Award winner, and has been nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Rambling Rose as well as several Emmy Awards. Other notable appearances by Dern include Blue Velvet, Citizen Ruth, and Jurassic Park. She starred as Amy Jellicoe in HBO’s television series Enlightened.