Few enjoy such an enduring popularity while maintaining equal respect with the critics. His performance as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski in, He was considered for the role of Travis Bickle in, Is mentioned in the song "Jeff Bridges" by. Bridges earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Last Picture Show (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Starman (1984), The Contender (2000), True Grit (2010), and Hell or High Water (2016). His father’s name is Lloyd Bridges and His mother’s name is Dorothy Bridges. Auditioned for the role of Captain Benjamin L. Willard in, He was one of many considered for the role of John Rambo in, He was strongly considered for the lead role of Doug Quaid in, Corrected rumors that he turned down the role of Matt Hooper in, Close friend and collaborator of directors, He was offered the role of Bobby Grady in, Bridges and Nick Nolte were considered as possible candidates for the two leads in. His first major role came in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show, for which he garnered a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The Fisher King (1991), American Heart (1992), Fearless (1993), The Big Lebowski (1998) (now a cult phenomenon) and The Contender (2000) (which gave him a fourth Oscar nomination) are prime examples. In 2016, he narrated Dream Big. Became a grandfather for the first time at age 61 when his daughter. [22] On November 5, 2011, Bridges played Austin City Limits in support of this album. He is one of four children: older brother Beau Bridges (born 1941), who is also an actor; a younger sister Lucinda; and a brother named Garrett, who died of sudden infant death syndrome in 1948. Having a famous father. Be sincere, but don't get too serious. He grew up with his siblings in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. Refers to the art of acting as using his "pretend-muscle". [25], Bridges plays many guitars, including the Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen Model G6122-1959. A large part of acting is just pretending. After turning 18, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and served there for seven years. In 1969, he played Job Corps crew member Cal Baker in the Lassie TV series episode entitled "Success Story". "[28], Bridges has been an amateur photographer since high school. The movie-going audience is mainly young guys, and (producers) want to target them. Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 4, 1949, to parents Dorothy Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. I'm glad I survived the '60s. Jeff Bridges, in full Jeffrey Leon Bridges, (born December 4, 1949, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American actor known for his good looks, laid-back personality, and versatility.. Bridges, son of actor Lloyd Bridges, made his acting debut at age eight in Sea Hunt (1958), a television series in which his father starred. Talking about Jeff’ age, he is 69 years old as of 2019. [2010], [on incorporating digitized images of deceased actors in current films] I don't know quite how I feel about that. It happens all the time. Build. The same year, he released an ambient/spoken-word album entitled Sleeping Tapes. He has celebrated, decades-long career that has resulted from taking major in roles in The Big Lebowski, Tron, Hell or High Water, and True Grit, among many, many others. He released his debut album Be Here Soon on January 1, 2000. He also received Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Contender, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, True Grit, Hell or High Water and The Last Picture Show. Music meant more to me when I was young, but I went into acting because of family and because because it was the path of least resistance. Has played roles with the first name 'Jack' seven times, and with the surname 'Jackson' four times. He graduated from University High School in 1967. 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