New Trier 2022 Alumni Honoree – Bruce Dern ’54

The New Trier Educational Foundation hosted Gala 2022 on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook. Proceeds from the gala help to fund exceptional educational opportunities throughout New Trier. The Alumni Hall of Honor Class of 2022 received their Alumni Achievement Awards at the gala. The guests were treated to moving remarks from the honorees, either in person or in a submitted video, during the evening. Bruce Dern, Class of 1954. With more than 180 credited roles as a film and television actor, Dern has a Hollywood career spanning from the 1960s to present day. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home in 1979 and Best Actor for Nebraska in 2014. He was also nominated for an Emmy for Big Love in 2011 and a Golden Globe for Coming Home. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received several lifetime achievement awards from various film festivals including Cannes. Dern continues to work into his 80s, with ten projects completed or in the works just in the past three years, including his critically acclaimed role in The Artist’s Wife in 2020.