Jeff Bridges

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Real Name: Jeffrey Leon Bridges
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Date: December 04, 1949
Occupation: Actor

Jeff Bridges Biography


The son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges, Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing, alongside their mother in the film The Company She Keeps (1951), and appeared on occasion with their famous dad on his popular underwater TV series "Sea Hunt" (1958) while growing up. At age 14, Jeff toured with his father in a stage production of "Anniversary Waltz". The "troublesome teen" years proved just that for Jeff and his parents were compelled at one point to intervene when problems with drugs and marijuana got out of hand.He recovered and began shaping his nascent young adult career appearing on TV as a younger version of his father in the acclaimed TV-movie Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969) (TV), and in the strange Burgess Meredith film The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1970). Following fine notices for his portrayal of a white student caught up in the racially-themed Halls of Anger (1970), his career-maker arrived just a year later when he earned a coming-of-age role in the critically-acclaimed ensemble film The Last Picture Show (1971). The Peter Bogdanovich- directed film made stars out off its young leads (Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd) and Oscar winners out of its older cast (Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman). The part of Duane Jackson, for which Jeff received his first Oscar-nomination (for "best supporting actor"), set the tone for the types of roles Jeff would acquaint himself with his fans -- rambling, reckless, rascally and usually unpredictable).Owning a casual carefree handsomeness and armed with a perpetual grin and sly charm, he started immediately on an intriguing 70s sojourn into offbeat filming. Chief among them were his boxer on his way up opposite a declining Stacy Keach in Fat City (1972); his Civil War-era conman in the western Bad Company (1972); his redneck stock car racer in The Last American Hero (1973); his young student anarchist opposite a stellar veteran cast in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (1973); his bank-robbing (also Oscar-nominated) sidekick to Clint Eastwood in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974); his aimless cattle rustler in Rancho Deluxe (1975); his low-level western writer who wants to be a real-life cowboy in Hearts of the West (1975); and his brother of an assassinated President who pursues leads to the crime in Winter Kills (1979). All are simply marvelous characters that should have propelled him to the very top rungs of stardom...but strangely didn't.Perhaps it was his trademark ease and naturalistic approach that made him somewhat under appreciated at that time when Hollywood was run by a Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino-like intensity. Neverthless, Jeff continued to be a scene-stealing favorite into the next decade, notably as the video game programmer in the 1982 science-fiction cult classic TRON (1982), and the struggling musician brother vying with brother Beau Bridges over the attentions of sexy singer Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). Jeff became a third-time Oscar nominee with his highly intriguing (and strangely sexy) portrayal of a blank-faced alien in Starman (1984), and earned even higher regard as the ever-optimistic inventor Preston Tucker in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988).Since then Jeff has continued to pour on the Bridges magic on film. Few enjoy such an enduring popularity while maintaining equal respect with the critics. The Fisher King (1991), American Heart (1992), Fearless (1993), The Big Lebowski (1998) (now a cult phenomenon) and The Contender (2000) (which gave him a fourth Oscar nomination) are prime examples. More recently he seized the moment as a bald-pated villain as Robert Downey Jr.'s nemesis in Iron Man (2008) and then, at age 60, he capped his rewarding career by winning the elusive Oscar, plus the Golden Globe and Screen Actor Guild awards (among many others), for his down-and-out country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart (2009). More recently, Bridges starred in TRON: Legacy (2010), reprising one of his more famous roles, and received another Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in the Western remake True Grit (2010).Jeff has been married since 1977 to non-professional Susan Geston (they met on the set of Rancho Deluxe (1975)). The couple have three daughters, Isabelle (born 1981), Jessica (born 1983), and Hayley (born 1985). He hobbies as a photographer on and off his film sets, and has been known to play around as a cartoonist and pop musician.

Jeff Bridges Movies / TV-Shows


Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
The Alec Baldwin Show (2018)
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
The Oscars (2017)
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)
Only the Brave (2017)
Hell or High Water (2016)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
The Little Prince (2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)
The Giver (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film (2014)
Seventh Son (2014)
People Magazine Awards (2014)
R.I.P.D. (2013)
A Place at the Table (2012)
Pablo (2012)
Casting By (2012)
Tron: The Next Day (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)
Piers Morgan Live (2011)
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)
True Grit (2010)
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2010)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
TRON: Legacy (2010)
Conan (2010)
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)
The Open Road (2009)
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (2009)
The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans (2009)
Crazy Heart (2009)
A Dog Year (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)
Surf's Up (2007)
Stick It (2006)
Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard (2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)
The Amateurs (2005)
Tideland (2005)
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002)
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
The Making of 'Tron' (2002)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
K-PAX (2001)
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
The Contender (2000)
Independent Lens (1999)
The Muse (1999)
Simpatico (1999)
Arlington Road (1999)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The View (1997)
White Squall (1996)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Wild Bill (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Blown Away (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Fearless (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
The Vanishing (1993)
American Heart (1992)
Maury (1991)
The Fisher King (1991)
Texasville (1990)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Biography (1987)
Nadine (1987)
The Morning After (1986)
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
King Kong Lives (1986)
Live Aid (1985)
Jagged Edge (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Starman (1984)
Against All Odds (1984)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Reading Rainbow (1983)
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
TRON (1982)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Cutter's Way (1981)
ABC News Nightline (1980)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Winter Kills (1979)
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1978)
Stay Hungry (1976)
King Kong (1976)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Hearts of the West (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
The Last American Hero (1973)
Bad Company (1972)
Fat City (1972)
Great Performances (1971)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Halls of Anger (1970)
The F.B.I. (1965)
Sea Hunt (1958)
The Magical World of Disney (1954)
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