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).
The film will be released in France in July, with US and UK plans still unannounced.
It was pretty gutsy of American director Mark Osbourne to take on the adaptation of one of the most beloved works of French literature – The Little Prince – and then give it a Cannes premiere.
Paul Rudd voices The Prince in the ambitious production.
So maybe it was self-awareness that led Osbourne to employ a slightly different take. The movie is a story within a story, where in which a Little Girl, voiced by Mackenzie Foy (the 10-year old Murph in "Interstellar") is introduced to poet and novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic by an elderly aviator (Jeff Bridges). It echoes the original story, in which an aviator, who crashes in the dessert, forms a friendship with a small boy, the "Little Prince", who says he is from an asteroid and tells the story of his life.
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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Jeff Bridges - 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bob Dylan held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015
Jeff Bridges with wife Susan Bridges - 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bob Dylan held at the Los Angeles Convention Center at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015
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?
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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 Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan. Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson was also seen at the event.
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.
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The Giver was released in US cinemas on 15 August - what can we expect when it comes across to UK shores?
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 that lives without pain, war, suffering, differences or choice. However, when 12-year-old Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories, he must take on the emotions lacking in his perfect community and confront the unhappy truths of the real world.
Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in The Giver
Based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Lois Lowry, the movie has been produced by Jeff Bridges who spent years trying to bring the futuristic novel to the big screen. After encountering obstacles when Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film, Bridges was finally able to bring his vision to worldwide cinemas.
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No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
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 up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
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'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.
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Robin Williams was famous for bringing the characters of Mrs Doubtfire and Aladdin's Genie to life. But what other, lesser-known projects did he appear in?
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 Sean Maguire from Good Will Hunting and the inescapable comedic brilliance of the Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams stamped his presence on so many films that audiences will never forget.
Robin Williams tragically took his own life on Monday 11 August
But he also featured in a lot of motion pictures that people have forgotten: perhaps there’s only room in the human brain for so many brilliant movies. As a tribute to the actor, who was found dead as a result of suicide on Monday 11 August, we look at some of his lesser known projects.
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