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Jeff Bridges

Actor Date of birth 4th December 1949
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Year of debut 1970
First feature film The Yin And The Yang Of Mr. Go

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated6
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated4
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Biography

Jeff Bridges learned the acting trade on his actor father Lloyd Bridges’ shoots. Aged 22, he got his big break in The Last Picture Show. He worked consistently throughout the seventies in movies such as Thunderbolt And Lightfoot. He spent the eighties and nineties starring in movies ranging from Jagged Edge to The Big Lebowski. After decades of nominations, he was awarded an Oscar for his performance in Crazy Heart in 2009.

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Jeff Bridges's films

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Packshot for the film Iron Man
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2008

Robert Downey Jr invents a high-tech suit of armour to save the world as Iron Man. Contains moderate violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Tron: Legacy
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
125 Mins
Released
2010

A man is transported to a futuristic world while searching for his father (Jeff Bridges). Includes fantasy violence. This film also contains flashing images.

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Packshot for the film Surf's Up
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
83 Mins
Released
2007

Animated. A penguin (Shia LaBeouf) tries to win his first surfing competition. With Jeff Bridges and James Woods. Contains mild language and innuendo.

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Packshot for the film Crazy Heart
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2009

An alcoholic country music singer's (Jeff Bridges) life turns around when he meets a journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Co starring Colin Farrell. Contains strong language.

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Did you know?

  • In 2000 Jeff Bridges released his first album, Be Here Soon. He did all his own singing in Crazy Heart.
  • He met Susan Geston on the set of Rancho Deluxe where she was working as a maid. They married in 1977 and have three daughters together.
  • In 1983 he founded the nonprofit organisation End Hunger Network.
  • He is an avid photographer. In 2003, he published a collection of his work, Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges.
  • He allegedly turned down the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2009 Actor in a Leading Role - Crazy Heart
  • 6 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2011 Actor in a Leading Role - True Grit
    • 2009 Actor in a Leading Role - Crazy Heart
    • 2000 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Contender
    • 1984 Actor in a Leading Role - Starman
    • 1974 Actor in a Supporting Role - Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
    • 1971 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Last Picture Show
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2011 Leading Actor - True Grit
    • 2009 Leading Actor - Crazy Heart
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2010 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Crazy Heart
    • 1992 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Fisher King
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2010 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Crazy Heart
    • 2001 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Contender
    • 1992 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Fisher King
    • 1985 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Starman