Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

Dec. 4th, 1949
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
6' 1

Jeff Bridges' Main TV Roles

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Main Movie Roles

2015 - Seventh Son
2014 - The Giver
2013 - R.I.P.D.
2013 - Casting By
2012 - A Place at the Table
2010 - True Grit
2009 - Crazy Heart
2009 - The Men Who Stare at Goats
2009 - The Open Road
2009 - A Dog Year
2008 - How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
2008 - Iron Man
2007 - Surf's Up
2007 - Surf's Up
2006 - Stick It
2005 - The Moguls
2005 - Tideland
2004 - The Door in the Floor
2003 - Masked and Anonymous
2003 - Seabiscuit
2002 - Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
2002 - Lost in La Mancha
2001 - K-PAX
2001 - Scenes of the Crime
2000 - The Contender
1999 - The Muse
1999 - Arlington Road
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1996 - The Mirror Has Two Faces
1996 - White Squall
1995 - Wild Bill
1994 - Blown Away
1993 - The Vanishing
1993 - Fearless
1992 - American Heart
1991 - The Fisher King
1989 - The Fabulous Baker Boys
1988 - Tucker: The Man and His Dream
1987 - Nadine
1986 - King Kong Lives
1986 - The Morning After
1985 - Jagged Edge
1984 - Starman
1984 - Against All Odds
1982 - The Last Unicorn
1981 - Cutter's Way
1980 - The American Success Company
1980 - Heaven's Gate
1979 - Winter Kills
1976 - Stay Hungry
1976 - King Kong
1975 - Rancho Deluxe
1973 - The Iceman Cometh
1973 - The Last American Hero
1972 - Bad Company
1972 - Fat City
1971 - The Last Picture Show

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kelly Bailey
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Charles David
Nick Nolte
Bud Windom
[Complete List]


The son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges, Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing, alongside their mother in the film The Company She Keeps (1951), and appeared on occasion with their famous dad on his popular underwater TV series Sea Hunt (1958) while growing up. At age 14, Jeff toured with his father in a stage production of "Anniversary Waltz". The "troublesome teen" years proved just that for Jeff and his parents were compelled at one point to intervene when problems with drugs and marijuana got out of hand. He recovered and began shaping his nascent young adult career appearing on TV as a younger version of his father in the acclaimed TV-movie Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969), and in the strange Burgess Meredith film The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1970).

Following fine notices for his portrayal of a white student caught up in the racially-themed Halls of Anger (1970), his career-maker arrived just a year later when he earned a coming-of-age role in the critically-acclaimed ensemble film The Last Picture Show (1971). The Peter Bogdanovich- directed film made stars out off its young leads (Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd) and Oscar winners out of its older cast (Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman). The part of Duane Jackson, for which Jeff received his first Oscar-nomination (for "best supporting actor"), set the tone for the types of roles Jeff would acquaint himself with his fans -- rambling, reckless, rascally and usually unpredictable). Owning a casual carefree handsomeness and armed with a perpetual grin and sly charm, he started immediately on an intriguing 70s sojourn into offbeat filming. Chief among them were his boxer on his way up opposite a declining Stacy Keach in Fat City (1972); his Civil War-era conman in the western Bad Company (1972); his redneck stock car racer in The Last American Hero (1973); his young student anarchist opposite a stellar veteran cast in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (1973); his bank-robbing (also Oscar-nominated) sidekick to Clint Eastwood in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974); his aimless cattle rustler in Rancho Deluxe (1975); his low-level western writer who wants to be a real-life cowboy in Hearts of the West (1975); and his brother of an assassinated President who pursues leads to the crime in Winter Kills (1979). All are simply marvelous characters that should have propelled him to the very top rungs of stardom...but strangely didn't. Perhaps it was his trademark ease and naturalistic approach that made him somewhat under appreciated at that time when Hollywood was run by a Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino-like intensity. Neverthless, Jeff continued to be a scene-stealing favorite into the next decade, notably as the video game programmer in the 1982 science-fiction cult classic TRON (1982), and the struggling musician brother vying with brother Beau Bridges over the attentions of sexy singer Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). Jeff became a third-time Oscar nominee with his highly intriguing (and strangely sexy) portrayal of a blank-faced alien in Starman (1984), and earned even higher regard as the ever-optimistic inventor Preston Tucker in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). Since then Jeff has continued to pour on the Bridges magic on film. Few enjoy such an enduring popularity while maintaining equal respect with the critics. The Fisher King (1991), American Heart (1992), Fearless (1993), The Big Lebowski (1998) (now a cult phenomenon) and The Contender (2000) (which gave him a fourth Oscar nomination) are prime examples. More recently he seized the moment as a bald-pated villain as Robert Downey Jr.'s nemesis in Iron Man (2008) and then, at age 60, he capped his rewarding career by winning the elusive Oscar, plus the Golden Globe and Screen Actor Guild awards (among many others), for his down-and-out country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart (2009). More recently, Bridges starred in TRON: Legacy (2010), reprising one of his more famous roles, and received another Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in the Western remake True Grit (2010). Jeff has been married since 1977 to non-professional Susan Geston (they met on the set of Rancho Deluxe (1975)). The couple have three daughters, Isabelle (born 1981), Jessica (born 1983), and Hayley (born 1985). He hobbies as a photographer on and off his film sets, and has been known to play around as a cartoonist and pop musician.


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