picture show Jeff Bridges finally wins his Oscar
The Bridges method
shortly after it was completed. He was with
me every step of the way, giving me little tips.
I always encouraged him to let me know what
it’s really like, being a musician, living on the
road, because that’s what his life was like.”
Bridges also lauds his co-stars and others.
“One of the wonderful things about making movies is you’re working with all these
other artists, creative people, and you get the
benefit of all their input,” he says.
Growing up show-biz
Jeff Bridges has been appearing in films
and on television since he was a tot, making
his debut in a 1951 film, The Company She
Keeps, with his mother, Dorothy Dean
Bridges, and brother, Beau Bridges, and
graduating to more substantial roles alongside his dad, Lloyd, who had a hit television
series all baby boomers are familiar with:
“All my basic training is really from my
father and my brother, Beau,” Bridges says.
While most parents who work in the
entertainment business tend to dissuade
their offspring from taking the same route,
Lloyd Bridges was a strong proponent.
“My father really encouraged all of us to
go into show biz, he loved it so much, all the
different aspects,” Jeff relates.
But the younger Bridges initially had other
aspirations: “I love music. I know that’s where
film Artwork © 2010 UniversAl stUdios.
Below: Jeff Bridges as The
Dude in The Big Lebowski,
with John Goodman.
Bottom: Bridges relaxes on
the set of Crazy Heart with
co-star Colin Farrell. Bridges
took the photo.
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