Birthday: December 4, 1949
Famous: Actors American Men
Age: 69 Years, 69 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Famous As: Actor
Height: 6’1″ (185 cm), 6’1″ Males
Spouse/Ex-: Susan Geston (M. 1977)
Father: Lloyd Bridges
Mother: Dorothy Bridges
U.S. State: California
City: Los Angeles
Jeffrey Leon Bridges, popularly known as Jeff Bridges, is a popular Academy Award winning American actor, singer, and film producer. He is best known for his roles in films like ‘The Last Picture Show’ and ‘Crazy Heart’. Bridges, who comes from a prominent acting family, started appearing on screen as a toddler. His first significance appearance was on the television series ‘Sea Hunt’ where he acted alongside his father Lloyd Bridges and brother Beau Bridges. He won his first Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1971 film ‘The Last Picture Show’. Over the years, he earned Academy Award nominations for several other films such as ‘Starman’ and ‘The Contender’ as well. In 2009, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his appearance in the film ‘Crazy Heart’. Bridges has done significant roles throughout his career in popular films like ‘Heaven’s Gate,’ ‘TRON,’ ‘The Fisher King,’ and ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces.’ His more recent films include ‘True Grit’, a 2010 film about a woman who is seeking retribution for the murder of her father.
Childhood & Early Life
Jeff Le Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on 4 December 1949. His father was Lloyd Bridges, a popular American film and stage actor, and his mother was Dorothy Bridges, an actress as well as a writer. He had three siblings. However, one of them died as an infant.
His first appearance on screen was when he was hardly two, in the film ‘The Company She Keeps’. Later, during his childhood, he made several appearances in his father’s show ‘Sea Hunt’ which aired from 1958 to 1961.
Bridges grew up in Holmby Hills in Los Angeles. He showed an interest in music during his high school days. In 1967, he completed his graduation from the University High School, after which he enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserves. He served there for a few years. Later, he went to New York City to learn acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio.
Jeff Bridges’ first significant work as an adult was as a supporting actor in the 1971 American drama film ‘The Last Picture Show’. The film was directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The film is adapted from a novel of the same name which was written by Larry McMurtry. His performance was widely appreciated, earning him an Academy Award nomination.
His success landed him important roles in movies such as ‘Fat City’, a 1972 American boxing drama film, ‘The Last American Hero’, a 1973 sports drama film, and ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot’, a 1974 American crime film, ‘King Kong’, a well-known 1976 monster thriller film, ‘TRON’, a 1982 American sci-fi film, ‘Kiss Me Goodbye’, a 1982 romantic comedy, and ‘8 Million Ways to Die’, a 1986 American crime film.
One of his most popular films is the 2000 political drama ‘The Contender’. The film, which was written and directed by Rod Lurie, focused on the Lewinsky scandal, which arose during the Presidency of Bill Clinton. Bridges’ performance in the film earned him a nomination for the Academy Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor’.
’Crazy Heart’, a 2009 American drama, was one of the most significant works of Bridges’ career. The film, which was written and directed by Scott Cooper, was based on a 1987 novel of the same name. Bridges, for his amazing performance in the film, earned the 2009 Academy Award for Best Actor. He was also nominated for several other awards such as the Satellite Award and the BAFTA Award. The movie received mostly positive reviews.