A cheque drawn on the account of actor Bruce Dern, dated Feb 6th and made out to Pacific Telephone for $123.21, boldly signed in biro. Among Dern's film roles was a part in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? in 1969, the same year he co-starred with James Garner and Walter Brennan in the classic film Support Your Local Sheriff! as gunfighter Joe Danby. In 1972 he was the enemy and killer of John Wayne's character in The Cowboys notable for cold-bloodedly shooting Wayne in the back, and his next role of Freeman Lowell, the caretaker of Earth's last forests in the dark sci-fi film Silent Running is probably his best known. He also starred with Jack Nicholson in The King of Marvin Gardens and has been seen in over 90 TV episodes or films. Other memorable roles include Tom Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, a psychotic Goodyear Blimp pilot who launches a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl in 1977's Black Sunday, and as Captain Bob Hyde in 1978's Coming Home for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1976, he appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's final film Family Plot, playing the boyfriend of a medium played by Barbara Harris.
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