Jeff Bridges

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Jeff Bridges (4.12.1949)

Jeff Bridges is an American film actor as well as a musician.

Jeff Bridges: Childhood

Jeff Bridges was born to Dorothy and Lloyd Bridges, in Los Angeles. Both of his parents were actors. His brother, Beau Bridges, is also an actor. The family lived in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles and Jeff worked as a US Coast Guard and a reservist.

Jeff Bridges: Acting Career

Jeff and Beau Bridges both appeared on their father's CBS anthology, The Lloyd Bridges Show when they were teenagers.

In 1971, Jeff Bridges landed his first major role, in The Last Picture Show, earning himself an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film also starred Timothy Bottoms and Ellen Burstyn.

He went on to earn another nomination in the same category for his role in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, opposite Clint Eastwood. After this role, however, Bridges did not appear in another significant film until Tron in 1982.

Two years later, Jeff Bridges was nominated for another Oscar, for his role as an alien in Starman. The film was directed by John Carpenter and also starred Karen Allen. For his role in Against All Odds, Bridges garnered a number of good reviews. The film featured an infamous beach scene between Jeff Bridges and Rachel Ward. The soundtrack to the film earned a Grammy nomination and featured Kid Creole and the Coconuts as well as Stevie Nicks and Big Country.

In 1985, Jeff Bridges starred in Jagged Edge with Glenn Close and Robert Loggia, to respectable reviews. A number of critics were also full of praise for Bridges' role in Fearless, alongside Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez and Benicio del Toro.

In the Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski, Bridges played the role of 'The Dude', opposite John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Jeff Bridges' fourth Oscar came in 2000, for his role in The Contender. The film was a political thriller, starring Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Joan Allen.

Having already appeared in The Fisher King in 1991, Bridges worked with director Terry Gilliam once more when he starred in Tideland, with Jodelle Ferland and Jennifer Tilly.

In 2008, Jeff Bridges played the role of Obadiah Slane in Iron Man. At the 2009 Comic-Con event, it was revealed that Bridges would appear in a modern sequel to Tron, named Tron Legacy.

More Oscar nominations came in 2010 for his role in Crazy Heart, a musical drama film that also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duval.

Jeff Bridges: Personal Life

Jeff Bridges married Susan Geston in 1977. They met on the set of Rancho Deluxe; Geston was working as a maid on the film set at the time. They have three daughters together, Isabelle (b.1981), Jessica Lily (b. 1983) and Hayley Roselouise (b. 1985).



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'The Big Lebowski' And 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off' Added To National Film Registry

by Stephanie Chase | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 17th December 2014

The Big Lebowski and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are among the 25 motion pictures selected this year by the Library of Congress to enter the National Film registry and be ‘preserved for future generations’.Jeff Bridges...

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The Giver

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 22nd September 2014

Yet another teen sci-fi adventure, this movie may be sharply well-made but it struggles to find anything to say to an audience that has explored these themes much more meaningfully in films like The Hunger...

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Jeff Bridges Brings His Wife Along To 'The Giver' NY Premiere - Part 5

Footage | 19th August 2014

Jeff Bridges and his wife of 37 years Susan Geston made their way to the New York premiere of 'The Giver' held at the Ziegfeld Theater alongside Jeff's co-stars in the movie Taylor Swift, Katie...

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Who Is The Young Actor Brenton Thwaites?

by George Percival | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 19th August 2014

An impressive cast of screen veterans, promising young newcomers, a multi-millions selling pop star and Katie Holmes have assembled for the dystopian sci-fi pic The Giver, due for imminent release. Of course, a PG-13 sci-fi...

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The Giver: What Do We Need To Know?

by Charlotte Court | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th August 2014

American social science film, The Giver, was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next few months. The film centres on a ‘perfect’ utopian society...

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Uneventful Box Office Maintains Summer Momentum

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th August 2014

Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended...

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Jeff Bridges Wanted To Direct Father Lloyd in 'The Giver'

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 15th August 2014

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The Lesser Known Films Of Robin Williams

by Charlotte Court | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 14th August 2014

The late Robin Williams was well-known for a number of iconic roles and had spread his talent liberally across comedy, thriller, drama and animation. From the fantastically eccentric Mrs Doubtfire, to the troubled and unhappy...

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Weinstein's 'The Giver' Relies on Experience of Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 13th August 2014

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A Week In Movies: On Set With The Hunger Games, Howard Hughes And The Lobster; New Trailers For Expendables 3 And Ninja Turtles

by Rich Cline | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 9th May 2014

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The Giver

Video | 6th May 2014

Author Lois Lowry talks about her dystopian sci-fi book 'The Giver' in a featurette ahead of the release of the film adaptation starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites. The film follows a young boy living...

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Jeff Bridges Treats Fans At 'The Big Lebowski' Festival To A Performance With His Band

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 28th April 2014

Jeff Bridges visited Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater to join in with fans who gathered for the annual celebration of the cult classic.The 'Lebowski Fest' has been held all over the country since its formation in...

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'The Giver': Everything You Need To Know [Trailer + Pictures]

by Stephanie Chase | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 25th March 2014

The first trailer for 'The Giver' has been released and it looks as if it might just live up to the book's expectations. The movie's been in development for quite some time now but finally...

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The Giver

Video | 24th March 2014

Jonas is a young man who lives in a community where everybody is the same. Pain and suffering has been abolished by authorities simply by forcing everyone to conform and prohibiting any form of variance....

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The 10 Worst Films of 2013

by Rich Cline | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 24th December 2013

10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to...

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Taylor Swift Handed Role On 'The Giver' Movie Adaption

by Joe Wilde | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 28th September 2013

Taylor Swift has accepted a role on the upcoming movie version of The Giver, the popular 'utopian future' novel by author Lois Lowry. The film, a joint production between The Weinstein Company and Walden Media,...

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Taylor Swift To Co-Star With Meryl Streep In Film Adaptation 'The Giver'

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 28th September 2013

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R.I.P.D.

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 19th September 2013

The ingredients are all here, but this mash-up of Ghost with Men in Black is a painful misfire, neither funny nor engaging on any level. Even usually fine actors like Bridges and Bacon are left...

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Stephen Colbert Rails After Daft Punk Cancel 'The Colbert Report'

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 8th August 2013

Daft Punk cancelled their appearance on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night, this was so they could make a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards.Stephen Colbert outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New...

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StePhest Colbchella Kicks Off With Stephen Colbert Skating Into Our Hearts To The Sound Of 'Get Lucky'

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 7th August 2013

Stephen Colbert’s political satire might be top notch, but his dance skills are not to be overestimated. Last night, the Colbert Report host strapped on a pair of roller skates and boogied down to the...

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US Weekend Box Office: The Wolverine Cuts The Competition Despite Critical Reaction

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 29th July 2013

The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, has placed at number one in the US Weekend Box Office. The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise sees Wolverine a.k.a. Logan visit Japan in order to face his past....

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Jennifer Lawrence, Jeff Bridges: The Biggest Video-Bomb in History?

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 25th July 2013

Jennifer Lawrence… pardon, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got to meet Jeff Bridges and Comic-Con over the weekend and the result was curious. Ok, so the cutest video on the internet has to be either a...

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Nightmare Weekend for Ryan Reynolds as 'The Conjuring' Bewitches Box-Office

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 22nd July 2013

It was a weekend that Ryan Reynolds would probably rather forget. In fact, it he probably woke-up in cold sweats wondering whether he had another Green Lantern on his hands. The actor starred in two...

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US Box Office: The Conjuring Haunts R.I.P.D. During Its Opening Weekend

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 22nd July 2013

The Conjuring, opening this weekend, gained $41.5 million. Another lower budget film beat off the likes of R.I.P.D. which, according to reports, cost more than $130 million to make.Vera Farmiga at the premiere of Bates...

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Ryan Reynolds And Jeff Bridges Discuss Their Characters In 'R.I.P.D.' Featurette

Footage | 18th July 2013

Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Marisa Miller open up about their upcoming new comedy 'R.I.P.D.' in this hilarious featurette. The movie is set to be released on July 19th 2013 in 3D.'He's recruited into a...

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The Seventh Son: Jeff Bridges Flexes His Fantasy Muscles [Trailer + Pictures]

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 11th July 2013

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Seventh Son

Video | 11th July 2013

John Gregory is a Spook charged with ridding the country of witches, beasts and malevolent forces. But, as the years tick by, he realises that he must enlist another to keep evil at bay in...

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Where Does 'The Lone Ranger' Rank In List of Biggest Movie Flops?

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 10th July 2013

Ok, so by now everyone's well aware that Jerry Buckheimer and Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger is a monumental flop - a serious disaster that could cost Disney $150 million. The Johnny Depp-Armie Hammer starring...

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Kevin Bacon Warns His Wife Kyra Sedgwick: "Kale Isn't Always Healthy"

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 2nd July 2013

Kevin Bacon posted pictures of his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, online after she accidently sliced the tip of her finger off. She was cutting kale when the injury occurred. The pictures were posted on Saturday evening...

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Ben Affleck Is Guy’S Choice Awards’ ‘Guy Of The Year’

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 13th June 2013

Ben Affleck was awarded with the Spike’s Tv ‘Guy of the Year Award’ on Saturday (aired last night). The ceremony took place in Culver City, California. Affleck was presented his antler shaped (nicknamed ‘mantler’) award...

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