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Jeff Bridges

FULL NAME Jeff Bridges
BORN 4 December 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY American
FAMOUS RELATIVES Lloyd Bridges (1913-2002) (father)
Beau Bridges (1941-) (brother)
REVIEWED ENTRIES 13
MAX. RATING
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING 3.88

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1971 The Last Picture Show Duane Jackson
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Lightfoot
1985 Jagged Edge Jacl Forrester
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Preston Tucker
1993 American Heart Jack Keely
1993 Fearless Max Klein
1998 The Big Lebowski The Dude
2000 The Contender President Jackson Evans
2004 The Door in the Floor Ted Cole
2008 Iron Man Obadiah Stane
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Bill Django
2010 True Grit Rooster Cogburn
2016 Hell or High Water Marcus Hamilton

 

PORTRAIT

As the youngest of Lloyd Bridges' two acting sons, Jeff made his debut on the big screen at the tender age of four months in The Company She Keeps (1950). From there on, this talented actor never looked back, despite staying away from a possible child-acting career. However, he was often seen in his dad's TV show "The Lloyd Bridges Show" in the 60s.

His major breakthrough came with prominent youth roles in success films such as The Last Picture Show (1971) og Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). His charming good looks made him a youth icon in the 70s, and developed into an alternative leading man in the 80s. Bridges has kept choosing interesting roles throughout the 90s, and have maintained a good reputation among the critics, without ever closing in on superstar-status. Bridges has chosen roles from a wide variety, and has in the later years portrayed everything from the American president (The Contender) to a bowler bum in the Coen-brothers' The Big Lebowski.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1971

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Last Picture Show

1974

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

1984

Nominated for Best Actor for Starman

2000

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Contender

2009

Best Actor for Crazy Heart

2010

Nominated for Best Actor for True Grit

THE CRITICS

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QUOTES

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CHARACTER QUOTES

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges): "You sure don't look like no preacher, preacher!"