b. June 4, 1936, Chicago, Ill
The Cowboys and The War Wagon
When Dern talks movies he has to deal with his infamy — the only villain ever to kill John Wayne’s tough guy persona.
“It doesn’t matter what I do,” says the 60-year-old actor, referring to The Cowboys. “I always have to handle that question. I spent years trying to fight through that, and being a psychotic in movies.”