Jeff Bridges - Bridges Hopes Technology Will Reduce Workload
JEFF BRIDGES hopes the new visual effects used to take 30 years off him in the new TRON sequel will allow him to continue making movies - but never set foot on a film shoot again.
The 60-year-old veteran actor stars as video game hacker Kevin Flynn in Tron: Legacy, reprising a character he played in the original Tron in 1982.
Experts were able to create a digital version of Bridges in his 30s by recording his facial movements and superimposing them onto the body of a younger man - and the Oscar winner has hailed the advancement as a "new era of film-making".
He tells Britain's Live magazine, "This technology means I'd never have to work again in my life and I could still make films. I can say, 'I'll lease you my image.'
"In a few years, they'll be able to take aspects of three different actors and make a fourth character. They can say, 'Let's put Bridges in here, but I want a little Al Pacino in there - what the heck. Let's see what kind of guy we come up with.'
"I think they'll have this ability to go, 'We're going to give you lots of money; you just come in and do all your expressions, be real, sad, happy... and that's it.' They're taking the actors and putting them in a computer, very much like Tron. It's got to the stage where we're close to not having to work at all."