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Hangover Haven
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Metry
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Did Bruce Dern play the best Western Scumbag..

I read somewhere when he killed John Wayne in the Cowboys, it killed his career.



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Bruce Dern turned in a stellar performance in The Cowboys. That wasn’t what made it hard for him to get work. In fact, he had no control over the aspect of the role that nearly tanked his acting aspirations. After that movie came out, fans branded him “The Man Who Killed John Wayne.” He was one of the most hated men in Hollywood.


Fans view of Dern

I'm watching Bonanza, and he's playing the same scumbag...



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Master of Sinanju
Member since Feb 2012
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I always remember him as the weasely killer in Hang Em High.


oogabooga68
Member since Nov 2018
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Richard Boone says "hold my beer, boy....".


Ace Midnight
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It was just his schtick. Take Silent Running, where he was the outright lead/protagonist. While he was a sympathetic figure, he wasn't really likeable.


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MorbidTheClown
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nes2010
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He also played a scumbag in the west in Big Love. He plays a great a-hole.



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AUriptide
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Richard Boone says "hold my beer, boy....


Nah, he played Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel, Dern was a scumbag in everything he was in.


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Frac the world
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He played an incredible scumbag.

For me, he didn’t pop up in a movie after The Cowboys until Django. I was like holy shite that’s the scumbag that killed John Wayne.

He’s seen a resurgence playing ancient guys lately, Tarantino loves him.


gameovergt
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Hes great in the 'Burbs. Plus Laura Dern! Always crushed on her.


BuckyCheese
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He was an a-hole Admiral in Down Periscope.


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SportsGuyNOLA
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Dern has always been an outrageously underrated actor


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jkylejohnson
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Alexandria
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The Burbs

“If I find one more (dogturd). IM GONNA STAPLE HIS arse SHUT “.


LSUPERMAN
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He played an incredible scumbag


Maybe it's just me but his voice made him even more sleazy.


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smash williams
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Diggstown


StrongOffer
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Thought this was Walton Goggins for a second.



Powers Booth has had a couple good Scumbag roles in more recent westerns.


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Cenlabration
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I know it was just one movie, but Stephen Lang killed the scumbag role as Ike.






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Byron Bojangles III
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Johnny Ringo


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Nado Jenkins83
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Awesome movie


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Cenlabration
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Gian Maria Volonnte





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jchamil
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The Burbs

“If I find one more (dogturd). IM GONNA STAPLE HIS arse SHUT “.


Our internet was out last night, so I had to go to the DVD collection and ended up watching The Burbs. I fricking love that movie and love Dern as Mr. Rumsfield.

"About a 9 on the tension scale there Rube"


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