Jeff Bridges is an American actor, photographer and musician. He is the son of noted actor Lloyd Bridges and the younger brother of actor Beau Bridges. Bridges began his acting career as a child by appearing on several episodes of his father's hit show, Sea Hunt. His first…more
In 2010, Jeff won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role playing Bad Blake on Crazy 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.
He is well known for his liberal political views.
His first film was The Computer She Keeps. He was only one year old at the time.
He was in the United States Coast Guard.
His older brother, Gary (b. 1947), died of sudden infant death syndrome.
Like his older brother Beau Bridges, he likes to play the guitar.
He was born at 11:58 PM PST.
His performance in Starman is the only non-human Academy Award nominee role.
Has played roles with first name "Jack" seven times, and with surname "Jackson" four times
Between takes, he shoots still photographs as a hobby.
He met his wife, Susan Geston, in 1975 while filming Rancho Deluxe. She was working as a maid on a dude ranch. They married on June 5, 1977 and have three daughters, Isabelle (b. 1981), Jessica (b. 1983) and Hayley (b. 1987).
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.