Nebraska

Bruce Dern is the gift which keeps on giving.

He’s 60 years into his acting career, still appearing in a ton of films at the age of 84.

Along the way, he’s received two Oscar noms, the second for this beautifully-crafted tale of a rapscallion who has spent his entire life making his family feel like they need to apologize for his actions.

Taking a meandering road trip down memory lane with son Will Forte, chasing after a fortune everyone else knows is just a mirage, Dern is a cantankerous ass, and also kind of loveable.

Master work by a master actor.

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He’s the fastest finger in the West.

James Garner oozed rumpled cool in all of his roles, never more so than in this laidback comedy romp, where his quick-trigger gunfighter wanders into town and ends up the law almost by accident.

He just wants to get to Australia, but first he has to win the affections of accident-prone Joan Hackett, while staring down dastardly bad guys like Bruce Dern and Walter Brennan.

Toss in drunk-off-his-rocker deputy Jack Elam and gold-hungry mayor Harry Morgan, and this is the kind of cast that makes IMDB blush.

Heavy hitters dispensing frothy fun.