Bruce Dern: Did Jim Carrey Diss Him At The Oscars?

Mon, March 3, 2014 12:11pm EST by 6 Comments
Jim Carrey Bruce Dern Diss Oscars

Jim Carrey took a crack at actor Bruce Dern’s performance in the film ‘Nebraska’ at the Oscars on March 2. Some liked his animated antics and some viewed it as a huge diss to Bruce.

Jim Carrey, 52, had one job to do, present the award for best animation at the Oscars on March 2. In the process of making people laugh during the presentation Jim decided to take a crack at Oscar nominee Bruce Dern’s performance in Nebraska. Some loved his antics and some didn’t. Read below and tell us what you think.

Bruce Dern: Did Jim Carrey Diss Him At The 86th Academy Awards?

Jim presented the award for Best Animation at the Oscars on March 2, but in the process he managed to take a crack at  Bruce, who is an Oscar nominee for his role in the film Nebraska. The veteran comedian took one of Bruce’s lines in the movie and directed it at him using the same tone as the aging actor did, playing the character Woody, in the film.

“You can’t keep a good man down can ya — Bruce?” Jim asked, imitating the grouchy old man character that Bruce plays in the film. “It doesn’t feel good to be on the other end of that does it Bruce?” Jim said mockingly.

Bruce Dern Mocked By Jim Carrey At Oscars

Frozen ended up winning for best animation but most who watched Jim’s presentation will probably remember his jokes and antics more so than who actually won.

Bruce didn’t look like he cared too much. The camera took a close up of the veteran actor’s face and he was all smiles.

What do you think HollywoodLifers, did Jim Carrey step over the line — did he go to far in poking fun at Bruce? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

– Bryant Perkins

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Posted at 4:54 PM on July 26, 2014  

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jim Crrey was doing just that to Bruce Dern, who truly deserved that honor. Bruce Dern is so underrated as a performer . It didn’t appear to me that Bruce Dern wasn’t the least bit disturbed by Jim’s impression of him. I enjoyed it & by their response, so did America.

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Margaret Gorman

Posted at 8:39 PM on May 7, 2014  

I think Bruce Dern is one of the most amazing actors of our time!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t believe he has ever received the credit deserved for such a diverse resume and some of the most awesome roles….See “Tatoo” if you haven’t….incredibly believable, bizarre performance. I also like his old westerns as a character actor. And “coming Home” was a memorable performance. He is a solid actor, though often type cast. I LOVE HIM and I don’t often respond to these kind of things!

Margaret in Las Vegas, NM

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Christopher Shelton

Posted at 4:56 PM on March 4, 2014  

Jim Carrey did NOT make fun of Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”. I am a HUGE Bruce Dern fan while “Nebraska” was my favorite film of the year…. Carrey was imitating the YOUNG Bruce Dern who played the same psycho-villain character in many roles. It was funny and no different than if it were a Clint Eastwood imitation.

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Posted at 1:11 PM on March 4, 2014  

I didn’t think he was funny

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suzanne stephens

Posted at 11:48 PM on March 3, 2014  

the line Jim Carrey quoted was one Bruce Dern said in the movie “The Cowboys” long long ago. And he was saying it to John Wayne.

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Posted at 4:05 PM on March 3, 2014  

You ought to see “Nebraska”–a really good, really funny little movie.

And you ought to correct your story above, as Carrey’s imitation of Dern quoted dialogue from Dern’s “The Astronaut Farmer”–not “Nebraska”.

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