Jeff Bridges young
December 4, 1949
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
86 kg | 190 lbs
42 in | 107 cm
11 US | 44 EU
35 in | 89 cm
Jeff Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on December 4, 1949, is an American actor and singer.
Young Jeff Bridges began his acting career as a child actor on his father's (actor Lloyd) series.
He made his big screen debut in drama movie The Company She Keeps (1951) in uncredited role as Infant at Train Station, at the age of two.
He got his television debut in action adventure series Sea Hunt (1958-1960) in role as Davey Crane / Jimmy / Boy / Kelly Bailey.
Jeff's breakthrough performance came as Duane Jackson in drama movie The Last Picture Show (1971) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He released his debut album "Be Here Soon" in 2000.
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) neo-noir thriller in role as Father Daniel Flynn / Dock O'Kelly, opposite Chris Hemsworth and Dakota Johnson
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in drama film Crazy Heart (2009).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) crime in role as Lightfoot
The Contender (2000) political drama in role as Jackson Evans
Hell or High Water (2016) neo-Western crime thriller in role as Marcus Hamilton
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Starman (1984) science fiction romance in role as Starman / Scott Hayden
True Grit (2010) revisionist Western in role as Deputy U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
He portrayed Kevin Flynn in science fiction action adventure movies: Tron (1982) and sequel Tron Legacy (2010).
The Big Lebowski (1998) crime comedy directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
King Kong (1976) fantasy science fiction with Jessica Lange
Arlington Road (1999) drama mystery thriller with Tim Robbins
Fearless (1993) drama with Isabella Rossellini and Benicio del Toro
The Fisher King (1991) comedy drama with Robin Williams
Iron Man (2008) superhero in role as Obadiah Stane
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) romantic musical comedy drama opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Beau Bridges
Seventh Son (2014) fantasy opposite Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington
The Giver (2014) science fiction opposite Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) action spy comedy in role as Champagne "Champ"
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Jonathan "Jon" Katz in HBO comedy drama film A Dog Year (2008).
He played various characters in CBS anthology drama series The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962-1963).
He portrayed John Young in television movie Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2010.
Graduated from University High School in 1967.
Studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio.
Has older brother Beau Bridges and had brother, Garrett who died in 1948.
Studied piano at a young age.
He is the son of star Lloyd Bridges.
Served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve (1967–1975).
He is a talented guitarist and singer, released three studio albums:
Be Here Soon (2000)
Jeff Bridges (2011)
Sleeping Tapes (2015)
Fan of The Beach Boys.
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2019.
He practices Transcendental Meditation.
He wrote book "The Dude and the Zen Master" (2013), with Bernie Glassman.
He is also an amateur photographer, published a book "Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges", in 2003.
Fan of television series Peaky Blinders.
Friends with Tommy Lee Jones, Nick Nolte and Kurt Russell.
Fan of actors Robert Ryan and Lee Marvin.
Supports the Amazon Conservation Team.
He married actress Susan Geston in 1977, they have three daughters.
He dated Cybill Shepherd (1973-1974), Valerie Perrine (1972-1973) and Candy Clark (1972-1974).
I went from high school -- bang! -- into the movies. I did spend a few weeks in acting classes in New York when my father was there doing "Cactus Flower". But most of my training really came from my parents and my brother [Beau Bridges].
As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.
Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light.
I'm used to watching old movies of myself.
Yeah, I'd been around horses most of my life.
Sometimes, you can not click with somebody, and it can feel awkward.
In life and in movies, it's a similar challenge, where you have expectations, and you end up in situations that are not meeting your expectations.
I've worked with a lot of first-time directors who kind of look to me for ideas and opinions and stuff, and I'm a team player.