Jeff Bridges

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Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. He is the son of Lloyd Bridges, the brother of Beau Bridges and the uncle of Jordan Bridges.

The first notable role played by Bridges was starring in the 1974 movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot where he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Another early role was the 1982 movie Tron, where he played Kevin Flynn, a video game programmer. He gained repute in the mid-80s for his roles in the sexy thriller Against All Odds and the crime drama Jagged Edge. He also took the leading role of "The Dude" in the Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski. His role in "Fearless" is recognized by many critics to be one of his best performances, and the film is widely considered as one of the most underrated films of the 1990's, professed by some critics to be a masterpiece.

Mr. Bridges is an unpretentious actor known to bring to his roles a wide understanding of the human condition. His ability to act emotionally-scarred through perceived adversity is evident with explosively dramatic scenes, exploring frustration, sadness and the essence of what it means to be human. Bridges also has the ability to both powerfully and softly deliver dialogue to amplify the conflict in any given storyline. He has been compared to Al Pacino, yet of course remains a unique actor in his own right, appropriately set apart from his peers.

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Jeff Bridges and his nephew, Jordan

In his off time while on set, he has been known to document the filmmaking process by photographing fellow actors and on-set staff with a wide angle lens camera. He has published many of these photographs online and in print [Pictures by Jeff Bridges (Hardcover, 2003)].

Mr. Bridges is also cartoonist. Some of his "doodles" have appeared in various films, such as "K-PAX". He incorporates his drawings at his web site (see references below). The site is one of the most novel web sites on the Internet because it is almost completely hand-written, not typed.

He married Susan Geston in 1975. They have 3 children, all daughters, together.

Partial filmography

External links

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