Beau Bridges is the eldest son of actor Lloyd Bridges. He is Jeff Bridges' brother. He began acting as a child in movies such as The Red Pony. He studied at UCLA and the University of Hawaii. He returned to acting in his twenties when he failed to become a basketball player. In 1989 he gained recognition starring opposite his brother in The Fabulous Baker Boys. He has since starred in a variety of movies including The Ballad Of Jack And Rose and Max Payne.