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Jeff Bridges

Jeff BridgesAKA Jeffrey Leon Bridges

Born: 4-Dec-1949
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Dude abides

Military service: U.S. Coast Guard

Jeff Bridges's father was busy B-movie star and TV icon Lloyd Bridges, so he got to skip the entire "struggling actor" phase. An infant in his first movie, The Company She Keeps (1951), as a youth he appeared on his father's Sea Hunt and toured with a stage production of Anniversary Waltz. At 17, his parents contacted a group called Developing Adolescents Without Narcotics, which put Bridges through an "intervention" to snap his marijuana habit. At 21, he found national fame in The Last Picture Show.

His famous films include Hearts of the West, the 1976 King Kong, Tron, Starman, Jagged Edge, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Fisher King, and Seabiscuit. Bridges also starred in The Big Lebowski (1998), directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, in which he was simply perfect as an aging, bearded, cocktail-sipping, pothead bowler who answers only to "The Dude". The part was written for him, and he wears some of his own clothes in the movie, causing some to suspect that "The Dude" is Jeff Bridges, but the character was actually based on a Hollywood backstage character, Jeff Dowd.

He won a long-deserved Oscar for the over-rated Crazy Heart in 2010. When he isn't making movies, Bridges chairs Hunger Free America. He has dropped acid, done transcendental meditation, and in 2000 he released an album of pop music.

Father: Lloyd Bridges (actor)
Mother: Dorothy Dean Simpson (former actress)
Brother: Beau Bridges (actor, b. 9-Dec-1941)
Brother: Gary Bridges (b. 1947, d. 1947, sudden infant death syndrome)
Sister: Lucinda Bridges (b. 1954)
Girlfriend: Cybill Shepherd (actress, dated 1971)
Girlfriend: Candy Clark (actress, dated 1972)
Girlfriend: Valerie Perrine (actress, dated 1973)
Wife: Susan Geston (former maid; b. 1954, dated 1975-77, m. 1977)
Daughter: Isabelle Bridges (b. 1982)
Daughter: Jessica Bridges (b. 1984)
Daughter: Haley Bridges (b. 1988)

    High School: Palisades High School, Pacific Palisades, CA
    High School: University High School, Los Angeles, CA

    Oscar for Best Actor 2010 for Crazy Heart
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7065 Hollywood Blvd. (1994)
    Golden Globe 2010, Best Leading Actor for Crazy Heart
    John Kerry for President
    Kucinich for President
    MoveOn.org
    Transcendental Meditation
    Endorsement of Hyundai 2007
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Marijuana, LSD

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Giver (11-Aug-2014)
    R.I.P.D. (17-Jul-2013)
    A Place at the Table (22-Jan-2012) · Himself
    True Grit (22-Dec-2010) · Rooster Cogburn
    TRON: Legacy (5-Dec-2010) · Kevin Flynn
    Crazy Heart (6-Dec-2009) · Bad Blake
    The Men Who Stare at Goats (8-Sep-2009) · Bill Django
    A Dog Year (3-Sep-2009)
    The Open Road (7-Feb-2009) · Kyle
    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (3-Oct-2008) · Clayton Harding
    Iron Man (14-Apr-2008)
    The Cool School (7-Mar-2008) · Himself
    Surf's Up (7-Jun-2007) [VOICE]
    Stick It (21-Apr-2006)
    Tideland (9-Sep-2005)
    The Amateurs (6-Feb-2005) · Andy Sargentee
    The Door in the Floor (18-Jun-2004) · Ted Cole
    Seabiscuit (22-Jul-2003) · Charles Howard
    Masked and Anonymous (22-Jan-2003) · Tom Friend
    Lost in La Mancha (11-Feb-2002) · Narrator [VOICE]
    K-PAX (22-Oct-2001) · Dr. Mark Powell
    Scenes of the Crime (8-Sep-2001)
    The Contender (10-Sep-2000) · President Jackson Evans
    Simpatico (15-Sep-1999)
    The Muse (27-Aug-1999) · Jack Warrick
    Arlington Road (19-Mar-1999)
    The Big Lebowski (15-Feb-1998) · The Dude
    Hidden in America (1-Dec-1996)
    The Mirror Has Two Faces (15-Nov-1996) · Gregory Larkin
    White Squall (2-Feb-1996) · Sheldon "Skipper"
    Wild Bill (1-Dec-1995) · Wild Bill Hickok
    Blown Away (1-Jul-1994) · Dove
    Fearless (15-Oct-1993)
    The Vanishing (5-Feb-1993) · Barney
    American Heart (17-Sep-1992) · Jack
    The Fisher King (13-Sep-1991)
    Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (7-Sep-1991) · Himself
    Texasville (28-Sep-1990)
    The Fabulous Baker Boys (13-Oct-1989) · Jack Baker
    See You in the Morning (14-Apr-1989)
    Tucker: The Man and His Dream (12-Aug-1988)
    Nadine (7-Aug-1987) · Vernon Hightower
    The Morning After (25-Dec-1986) · Turner Kendall
    8 Million Ways to Die (3-Oct-1986)
    Jagged Edge (5-Sep-1985) · Jack Forrester
    Live Aid (13-Jul-1985) · Himself
    Starman (14-Dec-1984) · Starman
    Against All Odds (2-Mar-1984)
    Kiss Me Goodbye (22-Dec-1982) · Rupert
    The Last Unicorn (19-Nov-1982) [VOICE]
    TRON (9-Jul-1982)
    Cutter's Way (12-Sep-1981) · Richard Bone
    Heaven's Gate (19-Nov-1980) · John L. Bridges
    The American Success Company (Mar-1980)
    Winter Kills (11-May-1979)
    Somebody Killed Her Husband (29-Sep-1978)
    King Kong (17-Dec-1976) · Jack Prescott
    Stay Hungry (23-Apr-1976)
    Hearts of the West (4-Oct-1975) · Lewis Tater
    Rancho Deluxe (14-Mar-1975) · Jack McKee
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (23-May-1974) · Lightfoot
    The Iceman Cometh (10-Nov-1973)
    The Last American Hero (27-Jul-1973)
    Lolly-Madonna XXX (21-Feb-1973)
    Bad Company (8-Oct-1972) · Jake Rumsey
    Fat City (26-Jul-1972) · Ernie
    The Last Picture Show (3-Oct-1971) · Duane Jackson
    Halls of Anger (29-Apr-1970)
    Silent Night, Lonely Night (16-Dec-1969)

Official Website:
http://www.jeffbridges.com/


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