43 Facts About Jeff Bridges


Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4,1949 and is an American actor.


Jeff Bridges received the Cecil B DeMille Award in 2019, and the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023.


Jeff Bridges received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as an alcoholic singer in Crazy Heart.


Jeff Bridges starred in The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Fisher King, The Big Lebowski and Bad Times at the El Royale, along with the commercially successful films King Kong, Tron, Iron Man, and Tron: Legacy.


Jeff Bridges earned a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in the HBO film A Dog Year.


Jeff Bridges returned to television for a role as a former CIA operative in the FX series The Old Man.


Jeff Bridges's maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Liverpool, England.


Jeff Bridges shared a close relationship with his brother Beau, who acted as a surrogate father when their father was working.


Jeff Bridges served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a boatswain's mate from 1967 to 1975 in San Luis Obispo, California, with a terminal rating of Boatswain's Mate Second Class.


Jeff Bridges made his first screen appearance in The Company She Keeps ; the film was released shortly after his first birthday.


Jeff Bridges next co-starred in the 1972 gritty boxing film Fat City, directed by John Huston.


Jeff Bridges was again nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1974 film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.


In 1982, Jeff Bridges starred in one of his better-known roles in the science fiction film Tron, in which he played Kevin Flynn, a video game programmer.


Jeff Bridges performed in the thriller Against All Odds and the crime drama Jagged Edge.


On July 11,1994, Jeff Bridges received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry.


Jeff Bridges starred in the 2005 Terry Gilliam film Tideland, his second with the director.


Jeff Bridges shaved his trademark mane of hair to play the role of Obadiah Stane in the 2008 Marvel comic book adaptation Iron Man.


Jeff Bridges is one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, and one of the oldest ever to win.


Jeff Bridges received his sixth Academy Award nomination for his role in True Grit, a collaboration with the Coen brothers in which he starred alongside Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld.


Jeff Bridges lost to Colin Firth, whom he had beaten for the Oscar in the same category the previous year.


In 2016, Jeff Bridges appeared in the film Hell or High Water, for which he received his seventh Academy Award nomination.


Jeff Bridges studied piano at a young age, strongly encouraged by his mother.


Jeff Bridges released his debut album Be Here Soon on January 1,2000.


In 2005, Jeff Bridges, known as "The Dude" in the film The Big Lebowski, showed up at a Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles singing and playing the film's theme song written by Bob Dylan, "Man in Me".


On January 15,2010, Jeff Bridges performed the song "I Don't Know" from Crazy Heart on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.


On October 24,2010, Jeff Bridges appeared at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert and played a set with singer-songwriter Neko Case.


Jeff Bridges worked with producer T Bone Burnett and released his second album, Jeff Bridges, on August 16,2011.


On November 5,2011, Jeff Bridges played Austin City Limits in support of this album.


In 2020, Jeff Bridges partnered with Breedlove Guitars to release his signature Oregon Concerto Bourbon CE with "All In This Together" scrawled across the fretboard.


In 2013, Jeff Bridges wrote The Dude and the Zen Master with Bernie Glassman.


Jeff Bridges found himself at a party with Glassman and Ram Dass and their conversation led to discussing the parallels between "The Dude" from The Big Lebowski and Zen Buddhism.


Jeff Bridges began taking photographs on film sets during Starman at the suggestion of co-star Karen Allen in 1984, with his favorite camera, a Widelux F8 that his wife bought him.


Jeff Bridges published many of these photographs online and in a 2003 book entitled Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges.


Jeff Bridges narrated the documentary Lost in La Mancha, about the making of a Terry Gilliam retelling of Don Quixote, tentatively titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which would have starred Johnny Depp as Sancho Panza and Jean Rochefort as the quixotic hero.


Jeff Bridges voiced the character Big Z in the animated picture Surf's Up.


Jeff Bridges hosted VH1's Top 100 Greatest Albums of Rock and Roll series in 2001.


Jeff Bridges has performed TV commercial voiceover work as well, including Hyundai's 2007 "Think About It" advertising campaign, and the Duracell advertisements in the "Trusted Everywhere" campaign.


On December 18,2010, Jeff Bridges hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live; he had hosted the show before in 1983 with his brother, Beau.


Jeff Bridges has studied Buddhism and has described himself as "a Buddhistly bent guy".


On October 19,2020, Jeff Bridges announced that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma and has gone through chemotherapy.


Jeff Bridges announced he contracted COVID-19 while in treatment and which he fought for almost five weeks.


Jeff Bridges supported President Obama's initiative to End Childhood Hunger by 2015.


In November 2010, Jeff Bridges became spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign of the organization Share our Strength.