Jeffrey Leon Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as an alcoholic singer in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. He has also starred in commercially successful films such as King Kong, Tron, and Iron Man. He is arguably his most iconic role, as The Dude in the film The Big Lebowski.
About Jeff Bridges in brief
Jeffrey Leon Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as an alcoholic singer in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. He has also starred in commercially successful films such as King Kong, Tron, and Iron Man. He is arguably his most iconic role, as The Dude in the film The Big Lebowski. He was born on December 4, 1949, in Los Angeles, the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and actress and writer Dorothy Bridges. He graduated from University High School in 1967. He also served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a boatswain’s mate from 1967 to 1975 in San Luis Obispo, California, with a terminal rank of petty officer second class. In his youth, Bridges and brother Beau made occasional appearances on their father’s show Sea Hunt and the CBS anthology series The Lloyd Bridges Show. In 1969, he played Job Corps crew member Cal Baker in the Lassie TV series episode entitled “Success Story’”. He played the lead role Mike in the TV movie In Search of America in 1971. In 1994, he starred as Lt. Jimmy Dove in the action film Blown Away, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Forest Whitaker. His real-life father, Lloyd Bridges, was featured playing the uncle of Tommy Lee.
In 2000, he received his fourth Academy Award nomination, for hisrole in The Contender. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry. The star is located at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard and is also known as “Jeffrey Bridges’ Star”. He is the father of actor Beau Bridges, who is also an actor, and a younger sister Lucinda; and a brother named Garrett, who died of sudden infant death syndrome in 1948. His maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Liverpool, England. He shared a close relationship with his brother Beau, who acted as a surrogate father when their father was working. In 1998, Bridges starred as what is arguably what is what is probably his most famous role, The Dude, in the Coen brothers’ film The Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski. His role in Fearless is thought by some critics to be one of his best performances. In 1984, he was nominated for his roles in the thriller Against All Odds and the crime drama Jagged Edge. He was also acclaimed for his starring role in the 1998 film Bad Times at the El Royale. His first major role came in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.