I'm excited to be presenting my friend Josh Brolin with the King Vidor Award this weekend at the @SloFilmFest.
Jeff Bridges (04.12.1949) is an American film actor as well as a musician.
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.
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.
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).
John Goodman is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The actor is accompanied by many friends and colleagues including Jeff Bridges, Brie Larson and Dann Florek - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 11th March 2017
Jeff Bridges and Susan Bridges at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
Jeff Bridges and Susan Bridges at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017
Susan Geston and Jeff Bridges at the 16th Annual AARP Magazine's 'Movies For Grownups' Awards at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 7th February 2017
Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan delivers another fiercely intelligent, engaging story that maintains high suspense while grappling meaningfully with some very big topics. Set in present-day America, it's a story for today's social climate, but it feels like a classic Western in the way a pair of desperado bank robbers are pursued by a sly detective. It's also beautifully directed and skilfully acted to pull the audience all the way in.
In rural Texas, Tanner (Ben Foster) has just been released from prison when he agrees to help his brother Toby (Chris Pine) stage a series of small bank robberies to earn enough cash to guarantee a future for Toby's sons. Their mother has only recently died, and both are feeling a sense of pointlessness about life, willing to risk everything for a shot at something. But while Toby plans the heists carefully, Tanner is a hothead who continually attracts attention. Sure enough, Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) catches their scent, working with his loyal but sarcastic partner Alberto (Gil Birmingham) to try to get one step ahead of the crimes. And since he's not looking forward to his impending retirement, Marcus is in no hurry.
Thankfully, director David Mackenzie (Starred Up) is in no hurry either, steadily building the suspense with each step in the story, keeping the focus tightly on the characters. This means that several scenes are breathlessly intense. There are so many intriguing things going on here that the film nearly bursts with resonance, from the old-versus-new world themes to the economic reality that has put Toby in this mess to begin with, and the corporate greed that's offering him a way out. Pine and Foster are perfectly cast in these roles, and both deliver layered performances that suggest at a more complex back-story than the one we learn. Opposite them, Bridges is the picture of calm, a terrific role that he seems to glide through effortlessly. But this is a carefully gauged performance that nails the tricky balance between tenacity, intelligence and grit.
Continue reading: Hell Or High Water Review
In recent years, Jeff Bridges has been enjoying his status as a veteran actor who specialises in grizzled leaders (see The Giver, Seventh Son or of course True Grit).
Now with Hell or High Water Jeff Bridges has his best role since his Oscar-winning turn in Crazy Heart. Bridges plays the curmudgeonly, savvy Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, quietly chasing down bank robbers Chris Pine and Ben Foster. "What I liked about this movie is that it's not all so cut and dried," Bridges says. "You just never can quite figure out who are the so-called good guys and who are the bad guys. I think there's a bit of good guy and bad guy in almost everyone in this film. Marcus is a man who not only is underestimated by other people, but I also think he, like a lot of us, underestimates himself."
The script is by Taylor Sheridan, who also wrote Sicario, and Bridges loves the way the story transcends the genres. "It's about these times today as much as the classic theme of the West fading," he says. "I guess all times change - that's a rule - but this movie's about these specific times and the power of money and banks and what that's doing to our society."
Continue reading: Jeff Bridges Discusses The Depth Of Hell Or High Water
Hell or High Water is an American heist crime film which follows the journey of two brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) on a bank-robbing mission in order to save their West Texas family farm. This film, directed by David Mackenzie, sees the brothers calculate a series of robberies on banks in order to raise a sum of cash that they need in order to ensure their family farm's security.
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A Little Girl's Mother has high expectations of her daughter, given her own career success, and thus takes it upon herself to plan out her entire life, complete with a rigorous study and exercise schedule. The Little Girl agrees to knuckle down at first, but soon finds herself distracted by her peculiar elderly neighbour, The Aviator, who wishes to tell her the story of his encounter with The Little Prince - an other worldly being who lived on an astronaut before landing in the middle of a desert on Earth. The Little Girl is fascinated by the tale, and starts to understand what the most important things are in life, such as friendship. She starts to lament the idea of growing up and the idea of forgetting the significant things she understands as a child; that only the heart can give her a true vision in life.
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The Dude and Ferris have found their place in cinematic history.
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 starred as 'The Dude' in The Big Lebowski
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, The Big Lebowski, divided and confused a few critics upon its release in 1998 and was only a modest hit in theatres. However the trippy tale of Jeff Bridges’ slacker has gone on to become a cult hit and even has it’s own religion, Dudeism.
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 Games and Divergent. A solid cast makes it watchable, but a swelling flood of sentimentality undermines everything. And there isn't much subtext there to begin with.
Set in the distant future, society has rebuilt itself after "The Ruin" by eliminating all emotions, memories and art. The story centres on 18-year-old Jonas (BrentonThwaites), who is stunned to be selected as the next Receiver of Memories, working with the Giver (Jeff Bridges) to understand everything the elders have deliberately obliterated through both daily drug injections and some sort of magical barrier beyond the surrounding, forbidden mist. But the Chief Elder (Meryl Streep) is worried that Jonas is going rogue with his new knowledge, and Jonas' parents (Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes) are also noticing something is amiss. So when Jonas tries to enlist his childhood pals Fiona and Asher (Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan) in small acts of rebellion, things come to a head.
Director Phillip Noyce creates a terrific visual look for the film's setting, with slickly designed sets,eye-catching effects and a colour scheme that begins in black and white and slowly adds hues as Jonas discovers more truth. But nothing about this society resonates: the best science-fiction tells us something about our world here and now, but parallels are very hard to spot in this faux utopia. Instead, we are faced with an implausible set-up that tries to convince us that people would mindlessly carry on without emotional or physical connections. And the idea that deleting these from human existence would make for a more peaceful society is just silly. Sure, we'd all like a world without violence and bigotry, but at the expense of personal freedom?
Continue reading: The Giver Review
Young Australian Brenton Thwaites is the leading man in new dystopian action pic The Giver, but just who is this charming young thespian?
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 film aimed at the vast Hunger Games young-adult audience wouldn’t be complete without a handsome hunk occupying the leading role. Curiously, and perhaps bravely on the part of director Philip Noyce (The Bone Collector, Patriot Games), the lead role has gone to a youngster who is relatively rookie in the big screen business.
Thwaites is poised to ascend towards the accolade of Hollywood hunk.
Brenton Thwaites can almost guarantee to find himself in every adolescent female magazine’s ‘Hottest Guys’ list. 25 years old, permanently tanned from the Aussie sun and still sporting boyish good looks the young Australian will appear alongside screen heavyweights Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in the futuristic thriller. The Giver carries a wide appeal for audiences who are currently in thrall to dystopian action films. Thwaites will surely ascend to greater status in the industry and extend his fanbase beyond the growing army of teenage devotees.
Continue reading: Who Is The Young Actor Brenton Thwaites?
'The Giver' was intended for Lloyd Bridges.
Jeff Bridgeshas revealed that he stumbled across his latest projectThe Giverby looking through children's books in search for a project for his father, Lloyd. Bridges plays the lead in the young-adult adaptation though his attachment to the movie started out as something for himself to direct.
Jeff Bridges [L] plays 'The Giver'
Bridges stars opposite Meryl Streep in the movie - which has garnered strong reviews from critics - though he was initially supposed to be behind the camera.
Continue reading: Jeff Bridges Wanted To Direct Father Lloyd In 'The Giver'
'The Giver' is an excellent adaptation of the best-loved book.
There were nervous, twitchy looks around the various Hollywood studios when Harvey Weinstein announced he was dipping his toe into the young-adult genre. That said, The Giver - based on Lois Lowrys beloved novel of the same name - was never going to be The Hunger Games or Divergent.
It tells the haunting story of a young man named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) who lives an ideal if colorless world of conformity and contentment. However, when he begins to spend time with 'The Giver' (Jeff Bridges) - the sole keeper of the community's memories - Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of the group's secret past.
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 in a world without war, crime suffering or diversity, who is chosen to receive information about the real disasters of the previous world in a program designed to keep the society stable.
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Date of birth
4th December, 1949
I'm excited to be presenting my friend Josh Brolin with the King Vidor Award this weekend at the @SloFilmFest.
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I really dug playing with Gil, Chris and Ben & being directed by the talented David Mackenzie. And such a GREAT script from Taylor. Woo Hoo!
...to find out I’ve been nominated for my performance in @HoHWmovie. What a thrill, especially for a movie that is so close to my heart.
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...Congrats to all the Nominees. We’re blessed to have such a wonderful job, making art together, telling stories, and entertaining folks.
SAG, thanks for the 'Atta Boy’. I really appreciate the recognition...
...That makes me happy.
...I’m really pleased with our movie. This nomination brings attention to it and will hopefully encourage more folks to see it...
...and even more excited that we got a Best Picture nod and that our wonderful scriptwriter Taylor Sheridan was recognized, too!...
Oh man... I’m so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for nominating my performance in @HoHWmovie...
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