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Beau Bridges

Actor, Director Date of birth 9th December 1941
Place of birth Hollywood, California, USA
Year of debut 1948
First feature film No Minor Vices


  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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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.

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Beau Bridges's films

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Packshot for the film Max Payne
15 Certificate
95 Mins

Maverick cop Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) sets out to avenge the death of his family. Strong violence. Some scenes with flashing lights.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Hit & Run (2012)
15 Certificate
96 Mins

An ex-getaway driver goes on a danger filled road trip. With Bradley Cooper and Kristen Bell. Strong language, strong violence, sexual references and soft drug use.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Free Willy: Escape From Pirates Cove
PG Certificate
101 Mins

A girl reunites a stranded Killer Whale with its family. With Bindi Irwin and Beau Bridges. Contains mild threat of cruelty to animals.

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Did you know?

  • Best known as an actor, Beau Bridges has also directed movies including The Wild Pair and Seven Hours To Judgement.
  • He has starred in several US TV series. He played the title character's father in My Name Is Earl. He also starred as Major General Hank Landry in Stargate SG-1.
  • He was born Lloyd Vernot Bridges III. His parents began calling him Beau after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone With The Wind.
  • As a child he had an uncredited role, Frankie Turner, in Force Of Evil.
  • He has two children from his marriage to Julie Landfield. They divorced after twenty years of marriage. In 1984 he married Wendy Treece. They have three children together.


  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1969 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting in a Motion Picture - For Love Of Ivy