Fast Facts

  • First big-screen appearance came as an infant in the 1951 drama The Company She Keeps.
  • As a child, appeared in two 1958 episodes of his father's series Sea Hunt and three episodes of the early-'60s anthology series The Lloyd Bridges Show.
  • Made his TV-movie debut in Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969), playing his father Lloyd's character as a young man in flashbacks.
  • Joined the Coast Guard Reserve at age 18.
  • Performed his own composition, "Lost in Space," on the soundtrack for John and Mary (1969).
  • Founded the End Hunger Network in 1983, which has raised several million dollars for community food banks.
  • Released a full-length blues-rock album, Be Here Soon, in 2000.
  • In 2011, auctioned off his Plexiglas Tron painting, which he painted during the taping of his American Masters documentary, to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.
  • Teamed with Bernie Glassman in 2012 to write a book of Zen teachings titled The Dude and the Zen Master.
  • An avid amateur photographer, he frequently shoots still during downtime on movie sets.

Awards

  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1974, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2001, Critics' Choice Awards — Alan J. Pakula Award: Winner
  • 2005, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1994, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lloyd Bridges — Father
  • Jessica Lily Bridges — Daughter
  • Jordan Bridges — Nephew
  • Candy Clark — Ex-significant Other
  • Isabelle Bridges — Daughter
  • Valerie Perrine — Ex-significant Other
  • Cybill Shepherd — Ex-significant Other
  • Lucinda Bridges — Sister
  • Harriet Bridges — Grandmother
  • Ezekiel Jeffrey Bridges — Nephew
  • Dorothy Dean Bridges — Mother
  • Susan Bridges — Wife
  • Haley Roselouise Bridges — Daughter
  • Casey Bridges — Nephew
  • Emily Bridges — Niece
  • Beau Bridges — Brother
  • Dylan Bridges — Nephew
  • Garrett Myles Bridges — Brother