Jeff Bridges

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  • Jeff Bridges: As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.

  • Jeff Bridges: A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can. What I learned most from my father wasn't anything he said; it was just the way he behaved. He loved his work so much that, whenever he came on set, he brought that with him, and other people rose to it.

  • Jeff Bridges: I don't think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did.

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  • In 2010, Jeff won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role playing Bad Blake on┬áCrazy Heart.

  • He has been nominated for two SAG Awards. In 2001, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for The Contender. In 2004, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Seabiscuit.

  • He has been nominated for three Golden Globes. In 1985, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for Starman. In 1992, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for The Fisher King. In 2001, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Contender.

  • He has been nominated for four Academy Awards. In 1972, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Last Picture Show. In 1975, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. In 1985, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Starman. In 2001, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Contender.

  • In 1983, he formed the End Hunger Network. It is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to feed children around the world.

  • At the age of 17, he was addicted to marijuana. His parents contacted a group called Developing Adolescents Without Narcotics, which put Bridges through an "intervention" to kick his habit.

  • Although he and his father Lloyd Bridges appeared in six different productions together, they never played father and son.

  • He incorporates his drawings at his website, notable because it is almost completely hand-written and drawn art.

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