Jeff Bridges

Highest Rated: 100% Fat City (1972)
Birthday: Dec 4, 1949
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
The son of actor Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges made his screen bow as a petulant infant in the arms of his real-life mother, Dorothy, in the 1950 Jane Greer melodrama The Company She Keeps; his troublesome older brother in that film was played by his real older brother Beau. The younger Bridges made a more formal debut before the cameras at age eight, in an episode of his dad's TV series Sea Hunt. After serving in the Coast Guard reserve, the budding actor studied acting at the Herbert Berghof school. While older brother Beau was developing into a character player, Bridges, thanks in equal parts to his ability and ruggedly handsome looks, became a bona fide leading man. He had his first major success with a leading role in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Two years later, he won yet another Oscar nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actor in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). Bridges worked steadily throughout the rest of the 1970s, starring in a number of films, including Hearts of the West (1975) and Stay Hungry (1976). The 1980s brought further triumph, despite starting out inauspiciously with a part in the notoriously ill-fated Heaven's Gate (1981). In 1984, Bridges won yet another Oscar nomination for his leading role in Starman and continued to find acclaim for his work, in such movies as The Morning After (1986) and The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). The latter featured Bridges and brother Beau as struggling musicians, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer in a performance marked by both the actress' own talent and her ability to roll around on a piano wearing a figure-hugging red velvet dress. Bridges began the 1990s with Texasville, the desultory sequel to The Last Picture Show. Things began to improve with acclaimed performances in Fearless (1993) and American Heart (1995) (the latter marked his producing debut), and the actor found commercial, if not critical, success with the bomb thriller Blown Away in 1994. More success followed, with a lead role in the Barbra Streisand vehicle The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), and as a hapless and perpetually stoned bowling aficionado in the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski (1998). In 1999, Bridges returned to the thriller genre with Arlington Road, playing the concerned neighbor of urban terrorist Tim Robbins, and then switched gears with Albert Brooks' comedy drama The Muse. In addition to his acting achievements, Bridges has also written some 200 songs, a talent which he memorably incorporated in The Fabulous Baker Boys.Bridges delivered a typically strong performance in 1999's Simpatico, which featured the actor as a horse-breeder embroiled in a complicated scam orchestrated by a once good friend, while The Contender (2000) found him playing a happy-go-lucky U.S. President suddenly forced to decide if his Vice Presidential candidate's rumored sexual escapades will affect his ultimate decision. Though K-PAX (2001) fared badly in theaters, Jeff's performance as Kevin Spacey's character's psychiatrist was solid, as was his role of a soft-spoken kidnapping victim in director Dominique Forma's Scenes of the Crime. 2003 was a polarizing year in terms of critical success -- despite an A-list cast including Bridges himself, Penelope Cruz, and Jessica Lange, Masked and Anonymous went unseen by most, and disliked by the rest. Luckily, Seabiscuit catapulted Bridges back into Hollywood's spotlight, as did Tod Wiliams' Door in the Floor, based on John Irving's novel A Widow for One Year.In 2008, Bridges landed the plum role of the bad guy in the box-office blockbuster Iron Man, but it was his turn as fading country music star Bad Blake in Crazy Heart that earned him the accolades that had eluded the respected actor throughout his career. For his work in that film Bridges captured the SAG award, the Golden Globe, and his fifth Oscar nomination -- marking his second nod in the lead category 25 years after his first for Starman.The next

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Filmography

MOVIES

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75% Bad Times at the El Royale Father Daniel Flynn 2018
83% Living in the Future's Past Narrator 2018
88% Only the Brave Duane Steinbrink $18.3M 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle Head of Statesman $99.8M 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York W.F. Gerald $0.7M 2017
97% Hell or High Water Marcus $27M 2016
93% The Little Prince The Aviator 2016
11% Seventh Son Master Gregory $15M 2015
No Score Yet Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire Actor 2015
No Score Yet Pablo Actor 2014
35% The Giver Producer The Giver $33.5M 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
13% R.I.P.D. Roy $33.6M 2013
89% A Place at the Table Actor $0.3M 2013
96% True Grit Rooster Cogburn $171.1M 2010
50% Tron Legacy Kevin Flynn/Clu $172.1M 2010
90% Crazy Heart Executive Producer Bad Blake $38.4M 2009
51% The Men Who Stare at Goats Bill Django $32.5M 2009
No Score Yet A Dog Year Jon Katz 2009
29% The Open Road Kyle Garrett 2009
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Clayton Harding $2.5M 2008
93% Iron Man Obadiah Stane $318.3M 2008
92% The Cool School Narrator 2008
79% Surf's Up Geek $58.9M 2007
No Score Yet Chasing the Lotus Narrator 2006
31% Tideland Noah 2006
31% Stick It Burt Vickerman $26.9M 2006
No Score Yet Movies 101 Actor 2005
19% The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) Andy Sargentee 2005
67% The Door in the Floor Ted Cole $3.7M 2004
No Score Yet Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Actor 2004
No Score Yet Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie Actor 2004
25% Masked and Anonymous Tom Friend $0.2M 2003
77% Seabiscuit Charles Howard $120.2M 2003
50% Scenes of the Crime Jimmy Berg 2003
94% Lost in La Mancha Narrator 2003
78% Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West Narrator 2002
41% K-PAX Dr. Mark Powell $50.1M 2001
No Score Yet Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends Actor 2001
76% The Contender President Evans $16.2M 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Raising the Mammoth Narrator 2000
25% Simpatico Carter 1999
53% The Muse Jack Warrick 1999
63% Arlington Road Michael Faraday 1999
83% The Big Lebowski The Dude 1998
No Score Yet Double Date Night: The Big Lebowski Actor 1998
No Score Yet Hidden in America Executive Producer Vincent 1996
56% The Mirror Has Two Faces Gregory Larkin 1996
60% White Squall Christopher Sheldon 1996
39% Wild Bill Wild Bill Hickok 1995
32% Blown Away Jimmy Dove 1994
47% The Vanishing Barney Cousins 1993
87% Fearless Max Klein 1993
80% American Heart Producer Jack Kelson 1992
83% The Fisher King Jack Lucas 1991
No Score Yet Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich Actor 1991
55% Texasville Duane Jackson 1991
96% The Fabulous Baker Boys Jack Baker 1989
50% See You in the Morning Larry Livingstone 1989
85% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Preston Tucker 1988
45% Nadine Vernon Hightower 1987
No Score Yet The Thanksgiving Promise Neighbor (uncredited) 1986
0% 8 Million Ways To Die Scudder $1.4M 1986
71% The Morning After Turner Kendall 1986
82% Jagged Edge Jack Forrester 1985
84% Starman Starman 1984
67% Against All Odds Terry Brogan 1984
No Score Yet Kiss Me Goodbye Rupert 1982
71% TRON Kevin Flynn/Clu 1982
63% The Last Unicorn Prince 1982
No Score Yet The Girls in Their Summer Dresses Actor 1981
91% Cutter's Way Richard Bone 1981
57% Heaven's Gate John H. Bridges 1980
No Score Yet The American Success Company Harry 1980
87% Winter Kills Nick Kegan 1979
No Score Yet Somebody Killed Her Husband Jerry Green 1978
53% King Kong Jack Prescott 1976
75% Stay Hungry Craig Blake 1976
83% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) Lewis Tater aka Neddy Wales 1975
69% Rancho Deluxe Jack McKee 1975
87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Lightfoot 1974
89% The Iceman Cometh Don Parritt 1973
80% The Last American Hero Elroy Jackson Jr./Junior Jackson 1973
No Score Yet Lolly-Madonna XXX (The Lolly-Madonna War) Zack Feather 1973
91% Bad Company Jake Rumsey 1972
100% Fat City Ernie Munger 1972
100% The Last Picture Show Duane Jackson 1971
No Score Yet In Search of America Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go Nero Finnighan 1971
No Score Yet Halls of Anger Doug 1970
No Score Yet Silent Night, Lonely Night Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Company She Keeps Actor 1950

TV

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No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
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0% The Alec Baldwin Show
2018
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  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2018
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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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  • 2018
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2018
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  • 2012
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
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  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
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  • 2017
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  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
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  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
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  • 2015
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No Score Yet The View
1997
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  • 2015
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No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
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  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
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  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
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  • 2014
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No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
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  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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  • 2013
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No Score Yet American Masters
2001
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  • 2011
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
1983
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  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
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  • 2010
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No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
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  • 2010
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
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  • 2009
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
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