March 1, 2010
Exclusive: Oscar Nominee Jeff Bridges on Crazy Heart - The RT Interview
With an impressive career spanning 50 years, Jeff Bridges started out as a young whippersnapper on his dad's 1960s TV series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. Since then, he's starred in classics such as Tron, Bad Company, The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Last Picture Show, for which he was Oscar nominated. But he will continue to be best remembered for his iconic turn as The Dude in the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. This month, Bridges received his fifth Oscar nomination for Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart. He stars as down-on-his-luck country singer "Bad" Blake and is favourite to take home the statuette for a brilliantly vanity-free performance. RT grilled him about the role, and about the forthcoming Tron Legacy and True Grit.
February 3, 2010
Total Recall: Jeff Bridges' Best Movies
Not even a family tree full of dramatic DNA automatically adds up to the kind of talent Jeff Bridges has displayed over the course of his nearly 40-year career. Bridges has gone on to score five Oscar nods -- his most recent nomination, for Crazy Heart, was awarded just this week -- all while assembling one of the more interesting, and critically successful, filmographies in the business. So successful, in fact, that Bridges' top six films all boast Tomatometers above 90 percent -- which is a roundabout way of saying that you can't have a Jeff Bridges Top 10 without leaving out plenty of good stuff -- in the interest of getting the chorus of groans out of the way up front, you won't find The Big Lebowski, Tron, or The Contender here. So what does that leave? Let's spin the dials on the Tomatometer and find out!
January 29, 2010
Is It Oscar Time for Jeff Bridges?
Jeff Bridges has picked up all kinds of Oscar buzz for his performance in "Crazy Heart," but whether or not the fifth time turns out to be the charm for Bridges on Tuesday, here's a look back at some of his career highlights.
December 17, 2009
Critics Consensus: Avatar Is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got a strange alien world (James Cameron's Avatar, starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana), and a couple on the run (Did You Hear about the Morgans?, starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker). What do the critics have to say? Avatar is one of the most hotly anticipated films in years, for a number of reasons: it marks James Cameron's return to fiction filmmaking after a long layoff; its motion capture techniques were the subject of intense pre-release press; and it's the most expensive movie ever made. And now, the verdict is in: critics say Avatar is indeed a visionary picture.
December 1, 2009
Jeff Bridges Talks Jeff Bridges
In a long, wide-ranging interview that touches on everything from "Starman" to "Crazy Heart," Jeff Bridges discusses his career, technique, and how the "Iron Man" script came together by the seat of its armor.