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  • Jeff Bridges

    Born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California

awards & nominations

True Grit (2010)

Jeff Bridges as "Rooster Cogburn"

After an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) murders her father, feisty 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hires Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a boozy, trigger-happy lawman, to help her find Chaney and avenge her father. The bickering duo are not alone in their quest, for a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) is also tracking Chaney for reasons of his own. Together the unlikely trio ventures into hostile territory to dispense some Old West justice.

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Crazy Heart (2009)

Jeff Bridges as "Bad Blake"

With too many years of hazy days and boozy nights,former country-music legend Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is reduced to playing dives and bowling alleys. In town for his latest gig, Blake meets Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a sympathetic reporter who has come to do a story on him. He unexpectedly warms to her and a romance begins, then the singer finds himself at a crossroads that may threaten his last shot at happiness.

Academy Award (2009) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2009) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Seabiscuit (2003)

Jeff Bridges as "Charles Howard"

In the midst of the Great Depression, a businessman (Jeff Bridges) coping with the tragic death of his son, a jockey with a history of brutal injuries (Tobey Maguire) and a down-and-out horse trainer (Chris Cooper) team up to help Seabiscuit, a temperamental, undersized racehorse. At first the horse struggles to win, but eventually Seabiscuit becomes one of the most successful thoroughbreds of all time, and inspires a nation at a time when it needs it most.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Contender (2000)

Jeff Bridges as "President Jackson Evans"

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine Hanson is chosen by the President to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection meets with opposition from members of both parties, in particular a powerful political adversary who will seemingly stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from Hanson's past are revealed, threatening her personal life as well as her political future.

Academy Award (2000) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2000) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The Fisher King (1991)

Jeff Bridges as "Jack Lucas"

After shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) inadvertently provokes a caller into murdering a group of innocent people in a Manhattan bar, he grows depressed and turns to booze. As he's about to hit rock bottom, Lucas meets a homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), whose wife was killed by the caller Lucas pushed to the brink. Mentally scarred by his loss, Parry spends his days searching for the Holy Grail. Lucas, feeling culpable for the poor man's plight, pledges to help him in his quest.

Golden Globe (1991) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Starman (1984)

Jeff Bridges as "Starman"

Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny.

Academy Award (1984) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Jeff Bridges as "Lightfoot"

While stealing a car, free-spirited drifter Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges) crosses paths with legendary thief Thunderbolt (Clint Eastwood) in the midst of his own escape. Thunderbolt's old partners in crime, Red (George Kennedy) and Eddie (Geoffrey Lewis), believe he double-crossed them after they robbed a Montana bank vault several years ago. After Thunderbolt successfully pleads his innocence and is let off the hook, Lightfoot rallies them together as a group to rob the very same bank again.

Academy Award (1974) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Jeff Bridges as "Duane Jackson"

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Academy Award (1971) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

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