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Jeff Bridges Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Leon Bridges
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, singer

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

  • 2017BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2016Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2016National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2016Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2011BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2010Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 2010London Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2010BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2010Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2009Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2005Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Critics' Choice Awards-Alan J. Pakula Award: winner
  • 2000Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1984Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1974Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated

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