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Jeff Bridges

Lowest Rated:   0% 8 Million Ways To Die (1986)
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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 l

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Granite Mountain
  • Actor
2017
100% Dream Big: Engineering Our World
  • Actor
2017
98% Hell or High Water
  • Marcus
2016
93% The Little Prince
  • The Aviator
2016
13% Seventh Son
  • Master Gregory
2015
No Score Yet Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Pablo
  • Actor
2014
35% The Giver
  • Producer
  • The Giver
2014
93% Casting By
  • Actor
2013
13% R.I.P.D.
  • Roy
2013
90% A Place at the Table
  • Actor
2013
96% True Grit
  • Rooster Cogburn
2010
51% Tron Legacy
  • Kevin Flynn/Clu
2010
91% Crazy Heart
  • Bad Blake
  • Executive Producer
2009
52% The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Bill Django
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
2008
94% Iron Man
  • Obadiah Stane
2008
92% The Cool School
  • Narrator
2008
78% Surf's Up
  • Geek
2007
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Chasing the Lotus
  • Narrator
2006
29% Tideland
  • Noah
2006
31% Stick It
  • Burt Vickerman
2006
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2005
15% The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie)
  • Andy Sargentee
2005
67% The Door in the Floor
  • Ted Cole
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
24% Masked and Anonymous
  • Tom Friend
2003
77% Seabiscuit
  • Charles Howard
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
2001
No Score Yet Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends
  • Actor
2001
76% The Contender
  • President Evans
2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Raising the Mammoth
  • Narrator
2000
25% Simpatico
  • Carter
1999
52% The Muse
  • Jack Warrick
1999
62% Arlington Road
  • Michael Faraday
1999
81% The Big Lebowski
  • The Dude
1998
No Score Yet Double Date Night: The Big Lebowski
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Hidden in America
  • Vincent
  • Executive Producer
1996
53% The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Gregory Larkin
1996
60% White Squall
  • Christopher Sheldon
1996
41% Wild Bill
  • Wild Bill Hickok
1995
32% Blown Away
  • Jimmy Dove
1994
47% The Vanishing
  • Barney Cousins
1993
86% Fearless
  • Max Klein
1993
73% American Heart
  • Producer
  • Jack Kelson
1992
82% 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
44% See You in the Morning
  • Larry Livingstone
1989
84% 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
1986
71% The Morning After
  • Turner Kendall
1986
82% Jagged Edge
  • Jack Forrester
1985
81% Starman
  • Starman
1984
67% Against All Odds
  • Terry Brogan
1984
No Score Yet Kiss Me Goodbye
  • Rupert
1982
70% TRON
  • Kevin Flynn/Clu
1982
63% The Last Unicorn
  • Prince
1982
No Score Yet The Girls in Their Summer Dresses
  • Actor
1981
90% Cutter's Way
  • Richard Bone
1981
57% Heaven's Gate
  • John H. Bridges
1980
No Score Yet The American Success Company
  • Harry
1980
86% Winter Kills
  • Nick Kegan
1977
46% King Kong
  • Jack Prescott
1976
75% Stay Hungry
  • Craig Blake
1976
80% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy)
  • Lewis Tater aka Neddy Wales
1975
69% Rancho Deluxe
  • Jack McKee
1975
87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • Lightfoot
1974
88% The Iceman Cometh
  • Don Parritt
1973
No Score Yet 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
1983
  • Performer
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest

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