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Encyclopedia > Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Birth name Jeffrey Leon Bridges
Born December 4, 1949 (1949-12-04) (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse(s) Susan Geston (1977-)

Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... The Contender may refer to one of two shows produced by NBC or ESPN: The Contender was the first season of The Contender The Contender 2 was the second season of The Contender The Contender Challenge: UK vs. ... December 4th redirects here. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Dorothy Dean (Simpson) and actor Lloyd Bridges.[1] His brother is actor Beau Bridges and he is an uncle of Jordan Bridges. He married Susan Geston on June 5, 1977 after meeting her on the set of Rancho Deluxe in 1975, filmed on a dude ranch where Geston worked as a maid. The couple has 3 daughters, Isabelle (b. 1981), Jessica (b. 1983), and Hayley (b. 1985). d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Bridges in The Sound of Fury (1950) Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. ... Beau Bridges, (born Lloyd Vernet Bridges III on December 9, 1941 in Los Angeles, California), is an American actor. ... Jordan Bridges on The WB television series Charmed Jordan Bridges (born November 13, 1973 in California, USA) is an American actor. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Film career

Bridges's first major role was in the 1971 movie The Last Picture Show for which he garnered a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was nominated again for the same award for his performance opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1974 film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. One of his better known roles was in the 1982 science-fiction cult classic Tron, in which he played Kevin Flynn, a video game programmer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1984 for playing the alien in Starman. He was also acclaimed for his roles in the thriller Against All Odds and the crime drama Jagged Edge. His role in Fearless is recognized by some critics to be one of his best performances, not to mention perhaps one of the most underrated films of the 1990s. One critic dubbed it a masterpiece;[2] Pauline Kael wrote that he 'may be the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived'.[3] He is perhaps best known for his role as The Dude in the Coen Brothers' classic cult film The Big Lebowski. The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a 1968 novel by Larry McMurtry. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 film with Clint Eastwood & Jeff Bridges. ... Science Fiction redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tron is a 1982 science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... A game programmer is a software engineer who primarily develops computer or video games or related software (such as game development tools). ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Starman (1984; see also 1984 in film) is a science fiction film directed by John Carpenter which tells the story of an alien from another planet (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation left of the gold phonograph record on the Voyager space probes. ... Against All Odds is a 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. ... Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Robert Loggia and Peter Coyote. ... Fearless is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir and written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel of the same name. ... Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of an unemployed California slacker and recreational bowler after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ...


In 2000, Bridges was nominated for his fourth Academy-Award for his role in The Contender. He also starred in the Terry Gilliam movie Tideland, his second with the director (the first being 1991's The Fisher King). He will play Obadiah Stane in the Marvel motion picture, Iron Man. The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Contender may refer to one of two shows produced by NBC or ESPN: The Contender was the first season of The Contender The Contender 2 was the second season of The Contender The Contender Challenge: UK vs. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... Tideland (2005) is a film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, an adaptation of Mitch Cullins novel Tideland. ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Obadiah Stane was a major supervillain enemy of Iron Man who frequently bedevilled the hero in the 1980s. ... Iron Man is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. ...


Other work

In his off time while on set, he has been known to document the filmmaking process by photographing fellow actors and on-set staff with a panoramic camera. He began doing this during the filming of Starman at the suggestion of co-star Karen Allen. He has published many of these photographs online and in print titled "Pictures".[4][5][6][7][8] Starman (1984; see also 1984 in film) is a science fiction film directed by John Carpenter which tells the story of an alien from another planet (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation left of the gold phonograph record on the Voyager space probes. ... Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress most famous for her roles in the films National Lampoons Animal House (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and Starman (1984). ...


Bridges is also a cartoonist. Some of his "doodles" have appeared in various films, such as K-PAX and The Door in the Floor (a short story-within-story by John Irving). Book Cover K-PAX is the name of the first novel in the K-PAX trilogy by Gene Brewer and a film based on the series: K-PAX (1995) K-PAX (2001)— film K-PAX II: On a Beam of Light (2001) K-PAX III: Worlds of Prot (2002) K... The Door in the Floor is a 2004 film directed by Tod Williams. ... John Winslow Irving (born March 2, 1942 as John Wallace Blunt, Jr. ...


Bridges narrated the documentary Lost in La Mancha (2002), a singularly unique filmographic witness of the "unmaking" of a Terry Gilliam retelling of Don Quixote, tentatively titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which would have starred Johnny Depp as Sancho Panza and Jean Rochefort as the quixotic hero. Bridges has worked with Gilliam on The Fisher King and Tideland. Bridges also narrated the documentaries Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002, IMAX), Raising the Mammoth (2000, TV), and The Heroes of Rock and Roll (1979, TV). He also voiced a character in the animated picture Surf's Up. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... A defeated Terry Gilliam, in Lost in La Mancha Lost in La Mancha is a documentary movie about Terry Gilliams failed attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a movie adaptation of the novel Don Quixote. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... (IPA: , but see spelling and pronunciation below), fully titled (The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha) is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. ... The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, the doomed feature film from director Terry Gilliam, commenced filming in 2000, but shooting stopped within a week when star Jean Rochefort was injured. ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jean Rochefort (born 29 April 1930) is a French actor who has acted in more than 100 movies. ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Tideland is the third published book by author Mitch Cullin, and is the third installment of the writers Texas Trilogy that also includes the coming-of-age football novel Whompyjawed and the novel-in-verse Branches. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... For the 2007 film, see Surfs Up (film). ...


Filmography

Upcoming: Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a 1968 novel by Larry McMurtry. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Fat City is a 1972 John Huston-directed film starring: Stacy Keach as Tully Jeff Bridges as Ernie Susan Tyrrell as Oma Candy Clark as Faye Nicholas Colasanto - Wayne Mahan as Buford Wills Art Aragon One of John Hustons later triumphs. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the film with David Newman. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver) is a 1973 sports drama film based on the true story of American NASCAR driver Junior Johnson. ... The Iceman Cometh is a play by Eugene ONeill, which was later made into a TV movie in 1960 as well as a big screen motion picture in 1973, both by the same name. ... Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 film with Clint Eastwood & Jeff Bridges. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines (adapted form his 1972 novel of the same name). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn) is a 1976 American motion picture produced by Dino de Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Winter Kills is a 1979 film based on the novel by Richard Condon. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... // Synopsis Based on Newton Thornburgs novel, Cutter and Bone, Cutters Way is a 1981 film about two friends, Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) and Alex Cutter (John Heard). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Tron is a 1982 science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Last Unicorn is a 1982 fantasy film, based on the novel written by Peter S. Beagle, and adapted by him for the screenplay. ... Against All Odds is a 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Starman (1984; see also 1984 in film) is a science fiction film directed by John Carpenter which tells the story of an alien from another planet (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation left of the gold phonograph record on the Voyager space probes. ... Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Robert Loggia and Peter Coyote. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... 8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 film, the last to be directed by Hal Ashby. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Morning After is a 1986 film which tells the story of an alcoholic woman who wakes up after a long drinking about to find a murdered man in the bed next to her. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Tucker: The Man and his Dream is a 1988 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges which tells the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the Tucker 48. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 film about two brothers who perform a duo piano show together in small clubs. ... Texasville is an American motion picture. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, and Sandra Bullock. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Fearless is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir and written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel of the same name. ... Blown Away is a 1994 action film which was directed by Stephen Hopkins. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... White Squall is a 1996 movie directed by Ridley Scott, starring Jeff Bridges and John Savage. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) is a romantic comedy movie starred and directed by Barbra Streisand. ... The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of an unemployed California slacker and recreational bowler after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Arlington Road is a 1999 film which tells the story of a widowed college professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and becomes obsessed with foiling their terrorist plot. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Muse is a 1999 film starring Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone. ... Simpatico is a 1993 play by American playwright Sam Shepard. ... For other uses of this term, see Contender. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scenes of the Crime is a 2001 film directed by Dominique Forma and written by Daniel Golka, Amit Mehta, and Forma. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... K-PAX (2001) is a mystery and/or sci-fi drama about a mental patient who claims he is an alien. ... A defeated Terry Gilliam, in Lost in La Mancha Lost in La Mancha is a documentary movie about Terry Gilliams failed attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a movie adaptation of the novel Don Quixote. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 film written and directed by Seinfeld writer Larry Charles. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seabiscuit is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Door in the Floor is a 2004 film directed by Tod Williams. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Amateurs is a 2007 comedy about six friends who decide to make a full length amateure adult film. ... Tideland (2005) is a film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, an adaptation of Mitch Cullins novel Tideland. ... Stick It is a teen comedy film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For the Beach Boys album, see Surfs Up. ...

A Dog Year is a movie directed by first time director George LaVoo starring Jeff Bridges. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the novel by Lois Lowry. ... Iron Man is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/31/Jeff-Bridges.html
  2. ^ http://www.globalideasbank.org/befaft/B&A-4.HTML
  3. ^ http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1837991,00.html
  4. ^ Hardcover, 2003, ISBN 1-57687-177-0; Library of Congress control number: 2003046711
  5. ^ http://catalog.loc.gov
  6. ^ http://www.filemagazine.org/galleries/pictures/pictures.html
  7. ^ http://fabulousbakers.tripod.com/ab/bakerboys/albums.html
  8. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/1576871770/

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