Actor Martin Landau. He was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his roles in "Crimes and Misdemeanors," and "Tucker." And he's starring in the new HBO movie, "By Dawn's Early Light." He plays a President of the United States who is trying to avert a full-scale nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
Dern's new film follows a man named Woody who is starting to show signs of dementia. When Woody falls for one of those junk-mail sweepstakes come-ons, he becomes convinced that he's won $1 million and sets out on foot to collect the cash. Dern tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "[Nebraska] is the most personal movie I've ever done in my career."