In 2005, Bridges, known as "The Dude" in the film The Big Lebowski, showed up at a Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles singing and playing the film's theme song written by Bob Dylan, "Man in Me". On January 15, 2010, Bridges performed the song "I Don't Know" from Crazy Heart on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. In the 1962–1963 television season, Bridges, along with his younger brother, Jeff, appeared on their father's 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". ", "Chart News August 24: Country Dominates as Luke Bryan Still Top Dawg", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jeff_Bridges&oldid=994268789, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Father Daniel Flynn / Donald "Dock" O'Reilly, Episode: "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories", This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 21:37. [11], Bridges has had several roles in movies since then including Underdog Kids and Lawless Range in 2016. He played a single father and college professor in the fantasy adventure film, Voyage of the Unicorn, based on the novel by James C. Christensen. [9] He next co-starred in the 1972 critically acclaimed gritty boxing film Fat City, directed by John Huston. 1993). [13] He is the only actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Special more than once, with two wins. Or Out Bowling? In 2011, he guest-starred as an old boyfriend of matriarch Nora Walker in Brothers and Sisters and as an attorney, estranged from his son Jared Franklin in Franklin & Bash. ", "The Natural – How Jeff Bridges works with anxiety and maintaining a joyful mind", "Jeff Bridges announces he has been diagnosed with lymphoma", "Jeff Bridges to Launch Campaign Against Childhood Hunger in National Press Club Address", "Video: Why Does Jeff Bridges Support the Amazon Conservation Team? [22] On November 5, 2011, Bridges played Austin City Limits in support of this album. On April 19, 2011, Country Music Television announced that Bridges had signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records/EMI Music Group. On October 3, 2013, Bridges became a major character on the CBS television show The Millers. In 1973, he starred as Junior Jackson in The Last American Hero, a film based on the true story of NASCAR driver Junior Johnson. From 2002 to 2003, he took on the role of Senator Tom Gage, newly appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in over 30 episodes of the drama series The Agency. Bridges made his first screen appearance when he was almost two years old in The Company She Keeps in 1951. [37][38][39][40] They met while filming Rancho Deluxe, on a ranch where Geston was working as a waitress. [20] His character in Crazy Heart, Bad Blake, was later based partly on Kristofferson. [21] On October 24, 2010, Bridges appeared at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert and played a set with singer-songwriter Neko Case. One of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, he has won numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as an alcoholic singer in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. They have three children: Dylan Bridges (b. Jun 14, 2012 - Actor BEAU BRIDGES & wife & son at the world premiere, in Los Angeles, of The Producers. In 1982, he voiced the character of Prince Lír in the animated film The Last Unicorn, and in that role sang on two songs, including a duet with Mia Farrow. [52][53], This article is about the American actor. In 2016, Bridges appeared in the film Hell or High Water, for which he received his seventh Academy Award nomination. Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges III is an American actor and director. 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On July 11, 1994, Bridges received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry. The film also starred Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Bridges was born on December 9, 1941[3] in Los Angeles, California, the son of actors Lloyd Bridges (1913–1998) and Dorothy Bridges (née Simpson; 1915–2009). Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. [33] A follow-up book, Jeff Bridges: Pictures Volume Two, was published in 2019.[33][34]. On March 19, 2010, it was announced that Bridges would play the role of Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford, the father of private eye Jim Rockford, on the pilot episode of a new version of The Rockford Files,[10] scheduled for production for broadcast in fall 2010. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. He voiced the character Big Z in the animated picture Surf's Up. [12][13] In 1998, he starred as what is arguably his most iconic role, The Dude, in the Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski.[9]. Plus, I was still playing music a lot, and I guess I had a hard time choosing: was I an actor or a musician, or could I be both?"[18]. He married Wendy Treece in 1984. He also has a sister, Lucinda. On October 19, 2020, Bridges announced that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Bridges also narrated the documentaries National Geographic's Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002, IMAX), Discovery Channel's Raising the Mammoth (2000), and ABC's Heroes of Rock and Roll (1979). His role in the movie Smile, with Linda Hamilton and Sean Astin, showcased his personal beliefs in helping others. Jeff returned to … It was not the first motion picture with Bridges regarding the video game world; The Wizard had him in a role as a landscaping company owner that would later find, like his son Jimmy (played by actor Luke Edwards), to have a skill with NES games. [29][30] He published many of these photographs online and in a 2003 book entitled Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges. Bridges was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 7, 2003, at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for his contributions to the television industry. Bridges married Julie Landfield in 1964 and the two divorced in 1984. At age 17, he toured with his father in a stage production of Anniversary Waltz, and then moved to New York City, where he studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio. On February 8, 2009, Cynthia Nixon, Blair Underwood, and Bridges won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for their recording of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Kevin Rayburn (Norbert Leo Butz) discovered the limits of Roy Gilbert (Beau Bridges) thinking of him "like a son" in the third and final season of Netflix's Bloodline. Jordan has a brother, Casey Bridges (born in 1964). [17], Referring to his career as an actor and his passion for music, Bridges says, "I dug what an actor did, but it took me a while to feel it, to truly appreciate the craft and the preparation. [51] Bridges also supports environmental causes and organizations such as the Amazon Conservation Team. [10] One critic dubbed it a masterpiece;[11] Pauline Kael wrote that he "may be the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived". In 2009, Bridges guest-starred as Eli Scruggs on the 100th episode of Desperate Housewives and received an Emmy Award nomination for his performance. [9] He was also acclaimed for his roles in the thriller Against All Odds (1984) and the crime drama Jagged Edge (1985). He has stated that if the script calls for his character to say God's name in vain, he will ask the director if he can change the line. Beau is currently of age 74 and stands tall at the height of 5 … "[28], Bridges has been an amateur photographer since high school. 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