Jeff Bridges
Actor, singer
Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor and producer. He comes from a well-known acting family and began his first televised acting in 1958 as a child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother Beau on television's Sea Hunt.
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Jeff Bridges Abides By His Actor Dad's Example: Bring Joy To The Set
NPR - 14 days
Bridges was nominated for an Oscar for his role as an aging Texas ranger tracking two bank robbers in Hell or High Water. Originally broadcast Jan. 9, 2017.
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - 26 days
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Jeff Bridges searches for peace in Trump's America, come 'Hell or High Water'
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Jeff Bridges is an actor with wide range, eloquence and a new Oscar nomination
LATimes - about 1 month
A gun dangles and a mustache catches dust as eyes of earned and battered wisdom scour the scrub lands. Jeff Bridges’ righteous Texas Ranger in “Hell or High Water” is a folksy man of grit whose sense of justice, like his drawl, keep his compass set when the bad guys ride and the storm gathers. ...
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Jeff Bridges Talks 'Hell or High Water' and the One Constant in His 70 Films
ABC News - about 1 month
No, that's not an Oscar speech in his pocket.
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Another Guy Making Oscar Predictions
Huffington Post - about 1 month
A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I'd expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and additions (Michael Keaton?) like every year. That said, I think we'll see less surprises this year than in years past (ie. La La will sing and dance to the tune of a lot of nods. I'll also say #oscarssowhite isn't going to happen this year. There's just too many amazing performances and films to pass over this year plus Cheryl Boone Isaacs totally revamped the Academy's voting process. Anyway, here I am writing down my Oscar predictions like everybody else in the world. Read on, and predict your own. Guess right on all, and win a pony! Best Picture I'm going to say the Academy uses eight slots this year, but will add the last two here in case they go all the way or to nine. Arrival Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Hacksaw Ridge Fences Potential Surprises Sil ...
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jeff Bridges; Netflix' 'Unfortunate Events'; Sportscaster Joe Buck
NPR - about 1 month
Jeff Bridges says his actor dad always brought joy to the set. David Bianculli reviews A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Hall-of-fame broadcaster Joe Buck discusses his new memoir, Lucky Bastard. (Image credit: Lorey Sebastian/Lionsgate)
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'La La Land,' 'Arrival' And 'Nocturnal Animals' Lead Britain's BAFTA Award Nominations
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Fresh from its success at Hollywood’s Golden Globes, romance musical “La La Land” leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 11 nominations on Tuesday. Sci-fi film “Arrival” and fashion designer Tom Ford’s drama “Nocturnal Animals” each received nine nominations, while “Manchester by the Sea”, about a family dealing with tragedy, got six. “La La Land” stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were nominated in the Leading Actor and Leading Actress categories. The movie about a pianist and struggling actress in Hollywood is also in the running for Best Film, Original Music, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design and Costume Design. Damien Chazelle was nominated in the Director and Original Screenplay categories. On Sunday night, the musical won seven Golden Globes. “Arrival” will compete for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Editing, Cinematography, Special Visual Effects and Sound. Amy Adams i ...
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Jeff Bridges Abides By His Actor Dad's Example: Bring Joy To The Set
NPR - about 2 months
"He really wanted all his kids to go into acting because he loved it so much," Bridges says of his father. In Hell or High Water, Bridges plays an aging Texas ranger tracking two bank robbers. (Image credit: Lorey Sebastian/Lionsgate)
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The 66 Best Things in Pop Culture in 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 months
2016 was a bad year. We know it. It's been written everywhere. The world is in complete disarray. Even if you voted for Trump, you have to agree with that. Celebrity deaths were too much to handle. The Oscars were "so white." Mariah pulled a Milli Vanilli at the final hour. I could go on and on, but I won't. The year wasn't all bad. Here are my personal favorite things about the year in film, television, and music in no particular order. Share your own below. Here's hoping 2017 is better. Believe in hope. 1. The Chicago Cubs winning The World Series and Bill Murray and John Cusack's reactions to it 2. Lion - the acting, writing, and direction 3. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences 4. David Bowie's grand exit - Lazarus 5. Bon Iver's brilliant 22, A Million 6. Everything about Nocturnal Animals 7. Letters to Cleo's comeback 8. Spider-man's awesome cameo in Civil War 9. Amy Adams in Arrival especially the scene in which she makes "contact" 10. Westworld, a serie ...
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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Bones,' 'Frontline' and more
LATimes - about 2 months
SERIES Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Viola Davis and Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Casey Affleck, and Matthew McConaughey and Jeff Bridges are among the celebrities pairing off to discuss their craft in the return of this awards-season series. 7 p.m. KOCE NCIS Reeves (Duane Henry) goes undercover...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jeff Bridges
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  • 2015
    Age 65
    He supports President Obama's initiative to End Childhood Hunger by 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In November 2010, Bridges became spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign of the organization Share our Strength. Its goal is to present and undertake a state-by-state strategy to end childhood hunger in the United States by 2015. Bridges also supports environmental causes and organizations such as the Amazon Conservation Team.
    In 2015, Jeff Bridges released an ambient/spoken-word album entitled Sleeping Tapes.
    More Details Hide Details All proceeds from the album go directly to Bridges' charity No Kid Hungry. Bridges plays many guitars, including the Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen Model G6122-1959.
  • 2013
    Age 63
    In 2013, Bridges authored The Dude and the Zen Master with Bernie Glassman.
    More Details Hide Details Bridges found himself at a party with Glassman and Ram Dass and their conversation led to discussing the parallels between "The Dude" from The Big Lebowski and Zen Buddhism. The book was formed from what has been described as a "transcript of a five-day “hang” on a Montana ranch." Bridges has been an amateur photographer since high school, and began taking photographs on film sets during Starman, at the suggestion of co-star Karen Allen. Since 1980, he began photographing on and off set shots with his favorite camera, a Widelux F8. He published many of these photographs online and published a book in 2003 entitled, Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges. Bridges narrated the documentary Lost in La Mancha (2002), about the making of a Terry Gilliam retelling of Don Quixote, tentatively titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which would have starred Johnny Depp as Sancho Panza and Jean Rochefort as the quixotic hero. Bridges had previously appeared in Gilliam's The Fisher King. Bridges also narrated the documentaries National Geographic's Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002, IMAX), Discovery Channel's Raising the Mammoth (2000), and ABC's Heroes of Rock and Roll (1979). He also voiced the character Big Z in the animated picture Surf's Up. He also hosted VH1's Top 100 Greatest Albums of Rock and Roll series in 2001.
  • 2011
    Age 61
    On November 5, 2011, Bridges played Austin City Limits in support of this album.
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    He worked with producer T-Bone Burnett and released his second album, Jeff Bridges, on August 16, 2011.
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    On April 19, 2011, Country Music Television announced that Bridges had signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records/EMI Music Group.
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  • 2010
    Age 60
    On October 24, 2010, Bridges appeared at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert and played a set with singer-songwriter Neko Case.
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    In February 2010, he was among the nearly 80 musicians to sing on the charity-single remake of We Are the World.
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    On January 15, 2010, Bridges performed the song "I Don't Know" from Crazy Heart on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
    More Details Hide Details In the film The Contender, in which he co-starred, Bridges recorded a version of Johnny Cash's standard "Ring of Fire" with Kim Carnes that played over the pivotal opening credits.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 58
    In July 2008, at the San Diego Comic-Con International, he appeared in a teaser for Tron: Legacy, shot as concept footage for director Joseph Kosinski; this developed into a full 3D feature release in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Bridges is one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for an Academy Award (1972, age 22, Best Supporting Actor, The Last Picture Show), and one of the oldest ever to win (2010, age 60, Best Actor, Crazy Heart). Crazy Heart also won him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.
    He shaved his trademark mane of hair to play the role of Obadiah Stane in the 2008 Marvel comic book adaptation Iron Man.
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  • 2005
    Age 55
    He also starred in the 2005 Terry Gilliam film Tideland, his second with the director (the first being 1991's The Fisher King).
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  • 2000
    Age 50
    He released his debut album Be Here Soon on January 1, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Bridges, known as "The Dude" in the film The Big Lebowski, showed up at a Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles singing and playing the film's theme song written by Bob Dylan, "Man in Me".
    In 2000, he received his fourth Academy Award nomination, for his role in The Contender.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 48
    In 1998, he starred as what is arguably his most famous role, The Dude, in the Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski.
    More Details Hide Details He has said that he relates to The Dude more than any of his other roles.
  • 1994
    Age 44
    On July 11, 1994, Bridges received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard.
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    In 1994, he starred as Lt. Jimmy Dove in the action film Blown Away, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Forest Whitaker.
    More Details Hide Details His real life father Lloyd Bridges also featured in the film, playing the father of Bridges' character. The film managed to recoup $50 million of its $30 million budget at the box office. It was up against another explosive themed film, Speed, which had been released a few weeks before Bridges' film.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 34
    He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1984, for playing the alien in Starman.
    More Details Hide Details He was also acclaimed for his roles in the thriller Against All Odds (1984) and the crime drama Jagged Edge (1985). His role in Fearless (1993) is thought by some critics to be one of his best performances. One critic dubbed it a masterpiece; Pauline Kael wrote that he "may be the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived."
  • 1982
    Age 32
    One of his better-known roles was in the 1982 science fiction film Tron, in which he played Kevin Flynn, a video game programmer (a role he reprised in late 2010 with the sequel Tron: Legacy).
    More Details Hide Details The same year (1982) he also starred in Kiss Me Goodbye, an American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan that also starred Sally Field.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 27
    Bridges married Susan Geston in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details They met on the film shoot of Rancho Deluxe, which was filmed on a ranch where Geston was working as a maid. They have three daughters: Isabelle Annie (born August 6, 1981), Jessica Lily "Jessie" (born June 14, 1983), Hayley Roselouise (born October 17, 1985), and granddaughter Grace (born March 31, 2011) from Isabelle. Bridges has studied Buddhism. He meditates for half an hour before beginning work on a film set. He has learned Transcendental Meditation. In 1984, Bridges and other entertainment industry leaders founded the End Hunger Network aimed at encouraging, stimulating and supporting action to end childhood hunger.
  • 1976
    Age 26
    In 1976, he starred as the protagonist Jack Prescott in the first remake of King Kong, opposite Jessica Lange.
    More Details Hide Details This film was a commercial success, earning $90 million worldwide, more than triple its $23 million budget, and also winning an Academy Award for special effects.
  • 1974
    Age 24
    He was nominated again for Best Supporting Actor for his performance opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1974 film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
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  • 1972
    Age 22
    He co-starred in the 1972 critically acclaimed neo-noir boxing film Fat City, directed by John Huston.
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  • 1971
    Age 21
    His first major role came in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show, for which he garnered a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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    In 1971 he played the lead role Mike in the TV movie In Search of America.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    In 1969 he played Cal Baker, a Jobs Corps crew member, in the TV series Lassie episode "Success Story".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 1
    Bridges made his first screen appearance at the age of almost two years in The Company She Keeps in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details In his youth, Bridges and brother Beau made occasional appearances on their father's show Sea Hunt (1958–1961) and the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963).
  • 1949
    Born
    Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details He is the son of show business parents, actor Lloyd Bridges (1913–1998) and actress and writer Dorothy Bridges (née Simpson; 1915–2009). His older brother, Beau Bridges, is also an actor. He has a younger sister, Lucinda, and had another brother, Garrett, who died of sudden infant death syndrome in 1948. His maternal grandfather was an English emigrant from Liverpool. Bridges and his siblings were raised in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. Growing up, Bridges shared a close relationship with his brother Beau, who acted as a surrogate father when their father was working. He graduated from University High School in 1967. At age 17, Jeff toured with his father in a stage production of Anniversary Waltz. After graduating from high school, Bridges moved to New York City, where he studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio. Also, after turning 18, Bridges joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve, where he served for seven years.
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