Jeff Bridges Bio, Age,Wife, Brother, Father, Awards, Movies, Interview

Jeff Bridges Biography

Jeff Bridges born Jeffrey Leon Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. He comes from a well known acting family and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt, with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother, Beau Bridges.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis “Bad” Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart, and earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Last Picture Show (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Starman (1984), The Contender (2000), True Grit (2010), and Hell or High Water (2016). His other films include Tron (1982), Jagged Edge (1985), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Fisher King (1991), Fearless (1993), The Big Lebowski (1998), Seabiscuit (2003), Iron Man (2008), Tron: Legacy (2010), and The Giver (2014), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).

Jeff Bridges Age

Born on 4 December 1949, Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 69 years old as 2018.

Jeff Bridges Height

He stands at a height of 6′ 1½” (1.87 m).

Jeff Bridges Hair|Beard


Jeff Bridges Wife

He is married to Susan Geston from 1977. They met while filming Rancho Deluxe, on a ranch where Geston was working as a waitress.

Jeff Bridges Children

Jeff has three daughters: Isabelle Annie (born August 6, 1981), Jessica Lily “Jessie” (born June 14, 1983), Haley Roselouise (born October 17, 1985.

Jeff Bridges Siblings

Jeff has three siblings, a younger sister, Lucinda  who is an artist working  occasionally as an actress and two older brothers, Garrett who passed away of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at barely 2 months old and Beau who is also an actor. Beau acted as a surrogate father to his siblings when their father was on the go making, the two actors share a very special bond.

Jeff Bridges Father

His father was Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films.

Jeff Bridges Networth

Bridges has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars.

Jeff Bridges Brother| Beau Bridges

His older brother is  Beau Bridges who  is also an actor.

Jeff Bridges Oscar| Awards

He  has been nominated in several categories and in some he was the winner.  Won an Oscar award for the best player in the film Crazy Heart and was nominated in several others.  Won two Golden Globe Awards in the year 2010 and 2019. Also awarded Two independent Spirit Awards in 1992 and 2009, two Saturn for best actor in Starman 1984 and 2011 best actor in Tron.

Jeff Bridges Tron

Plays the role of Kevin Flynn in the film. When talented computer engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds out that Ed Dillinger (David Warner), an executive at his company, has been stealing his work, he tries to hack into the system. However, Flynn is transported into the digital world, where he has to face off against Dillinger’s computerized likeness, Sark, and the imposing Master Control Program. Aided by Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan), Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid.
Initial release: 9 July 1982 (USA)
Director: Steven Lisberger

Jeff Bridges Iron Man

He plays the role of A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism.
Initial release: 14 April 2008 (Sydney)
Director: Jon Favreau.

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Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski | The Dude

Jeff plays the role of ‘The Dude’ Lebowski who is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, The Big Lebowski. Which explains why he’s roughed up and has his precious rug peed on. In search of recompense, The Dude tracks down his namesake, who offers him a job. His wife has been kidnapped and he needs a reliable bagman. Aided and hindered by his pals Walter Sobchak, a Vietnam vet, and Donny, master of stupidity.
Initial release: 6 March 1998 (USA)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Jeff Bridges Movies 

2018- Bad Times at the El Royale
Living in the Future’s Past
2017- Dream Big
The Only Living Boy in New York
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Only the Brave
2016- Hell or High Water
2015- The Little Prince
2014- The Giver
Seventh Son
2013- R.I.P.D.
2012- A Place at the Table
2010- Tron: Legacy
True Grit
2009- The Open Road
Crazy Heart
The Men Who Stare at Goats
2008- Iron Man
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
2007- Surf’s Up
2006- Stick It
2005- The Amateurs
2004- The Door in the Floor
2003- Masked and Anonymous
2002- Lost in La Mancha
2001- Scenes of the Crime
2000- The Contender
1999- Arlington Road
The Muse
1998- The Big Lebowski
1996- White Squall
The Mirror Has Two Faces
1995- Wild Bill
1994- Blown Away
1993- The Vanishing
1992- American Heart
1991- The Fisher King
1990- Texasville
1989- See You in the Morning
The Fabulous Baker Boys
1988- Tucker: The Man and His Dream
1987- Nadine
1986- 8 Million Ways to Die
The Morning After
1985- Jagged Edge
1984- Against All Odds
1982- Tron
Kiss Me Goodbye
The Last Unicorn
1981- Cutter’s Way
1980- Heaven’s Gate
1979- Winter Kills
The American Success Company
1978- Somebody Killed Her Husband
1976- Stay Hungry
King Kong
1975- Rancho Deluxe
Hearts of the West
1974- Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
1973- Lolly-Madonna XXX
The Last American Hero
The Iceman Cometh
1972- Fat City
Bad Company
1971- The Last Picture Show
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
1970- Halls of Anger
1951- The Company She Keeps

Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart

He starred as Otis “Bad” Blake in the film.

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.
Initial release: 16 December 2009 (USA)
Director: Scott Cooper
Featured song: The Weary Kind
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, 

Jeff Bridges Singing| Voice

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2018- Bad Times at the El Royale
2018- Living in the Future’s Past
2017- Dream Big
2017- The Only Living Boy in New York
2017- Kingsman: The Golden Circle
2017- Only the Brave
2016- Hell or High Water
2015- The Little Prince
2014- The Giver
2014- Seventh Son
2013- R.I.P.D.
2013- Pablo
2012- A Place at the Table
2010- Tron: Legacy
2010- True Grit
2009- The Open Road
2009- Crazy Heart
2009- The Men Who Stare at Goats
2008- Iron Man
2008- How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
2007- Surf’s Up
2006- Stick It
2005- The Amateurs
2005- Tideland
2004- The Door in the Floor
2003- Masked and Anonymous
2003- Seabiscuit
2002- Lost in La Mancha
2001- Scenes of the Crime
2001- K-PAX
2000- The Contender
1999- Arlington Road
1999- The Muse
1999- Simpatico
1998- The Big Lebowski
1996- White Squall
1996- The Mirror Has Two Faces
1995- Wild Bill
1994- Blown Away
1993- The Vanishing
1993- Fearless
1992- American Heart
1991- The Fisher King
1990- Texasville
1989- See You in the Morning
1989- The Fabulous Baker Boys
1988- Tucker: The Man and His Dream
1987- Nadine
1986- 8 Million Ways to Die
1986- The Morning After
1985- Jagged Edge
1984- Against All Odds
1984- Starman
1982- Tron
1982- Kiss Me Goodbye
1982- The Last Unicorn
1981- Cutter’s Way
1980- Heaven’s Gate
1979- Winter Kills
1979- The American Success Company
1978- Somebody Killed Her Husband
1976- Stay Hungry
1976- King Kong
1975- Rancho Deluxe
1975- Hearts of the West
1974- Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
1973- Lolly-Madonna XXX
1973- The Last American Hero
1973- The Iceman Cometh
1972- Fat City
1972- Bad Company
1971- The Last Picture Show
1971- The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
1970- Halls of Anger
1951- The Company She Keeps

Jeff Bridges Quotes

‘When there is no desire to satisfy yourself, there is no aggression or speed… Because there is no rush to achieve, you can afford to relax. Because you can afford to relax, you can afford to keep company with yourself, you can afford to make love with yourself, to be friends with yourself.

‘All paths are the same: they lead nowhere… They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long, long paths but I am not anywhere. My benefactor’s question has meaning now. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.’

‘After ecstacy, the laundry.’

‘Whenever you get there, there’s no there there.’

‘When men dream, each has his own world.
When they are awake, they have a common world.’

‘Since everything is but an apparition
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection,
One may well burst out in laughter.’

‘He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the wild elephant goes.’

‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a life. I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’

‘Men argue, nature acts.’

‘How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act.’

‘You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.’

‘The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.’

‘You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.’

‘If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?’

It’s a good thing I had a bag of marijuana . If I had a bag of spinach, I’d be dead by now.

All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

– We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures … Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it.

– Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

– To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards.

– Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

OK, so what’s the speed of dark?

– Art? You just do it.

– Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

– Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

– How often – even before we began – have we declared a task “impossible”? And how often have we construed a picture of ourselves as being inadequate? … A great deal depends upon the thought patterns we choose and on the persistence with which we affirm them.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

– You are lost the instant you know what the result will be.

– Do not fear mistakes – there are none.

– One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Jeff Bridges True Grit

He stars as Deputy U.S. Marshal Reuben J. “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.
Initial release: 14 December 2010 (New York City)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Featured song: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Jeff Bridges Documentary

Living In The Future’s Past, a beautifully photographed tour de force produced and presented by Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges who explores who we are, where we come from, how we think and why we do the things we do. In his documentary, he shares the screen with profound thinkers, scientists, and a dazzling array of the Earth’s creatures to reveal profound concepts about ourselves and our future in ways that have never been presented before.

Jeff Bridges Academy Award

Jeff was nominated in several academic awards and in some, he won in the category that he had been nominated.




2017 Hell or High Water Best Supporting Actor
2011 True Grit

Best Actor

2010 Crazy Heart Best Actor
2001 The Contender Best Supporting Actor
1985 Starman Best Actor
1975 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Best Supporting Actor
1972 The Last Picture Show Best Supporting Actor

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Jeff Bridges Interview

Jeff Bridges Explains the Tao of Jeff Bridges.


I think your first role was in the TV series Sea Hunt.

That’s incorrect, actually. My first part was in a movie called The Company She Keeps (1951), when I was six months old.
Ah. You were held in someone’s arms?

Jane Greer held me in her arms.

And then you were with her in Against All Odds (1984). She held you in her arms again.

That’s true.

Tried to kill you. [Laughter.] But what was the very first thing you auditioned for?

Oh, the very first thing was probably a movie called Halls of Anger (1970). I played a white kid who was trying to integrate into a black school, and the black kids kept beating me up and that sort of thing.
Did you get the part right away?

You know, I can’t remember back that far. I got the part, yeah, but I don’t know about right away.

You’ve said to me and to others that you weren’t sure you wanted to be an actor. Was there a moment that you knew you wanted to be an actor?

Yeah, I struggled with really committing to being an actor. My father, Lloyd Bridges, was so enthusiastic about all his kids going into showbiz and, you know, what kid wants to do what their parents want them to do? Plus that whole nepotism thing, so I resisted quite a bit. The first time I really realized, “No, I can do this,” was kinda late in my career. I had maybe 10, 12 movies under my belt, and then I got to work with Fredric March and Lee Marvin and Robert Ryan in The Iceman Cometh (1973), directed by John Frankenheimer. Working with those old time masters, they were such wonderful actors. I felt, “Yeah, this would be something I can do for a long time.”
Was that before or after The Last Picture Show (1971)?

It was quite a ways after Last Picture Show actually. I mean, I certainly had a great time in Last Picture Show, and it was a wonderful experience. But I didn’t know if I was gonna continue acting for the rest of my life. You know, I’m interested in music and other stuff.
But The Last Picture Show is the first time somebody made you, a boy from Southern California, a Texan.

Yeah, that’s true.

Are you an honorary Texan now? You’ve played a Texan how many times?

Oh gosh, I don’t know. You know, during The Last Picture Show there was a young kid, a 16-year-old kid named Loyd Catlett who was hired to teach us California kids how to come off as Texas kids. He’s also in the movie, and we became friends. Now it turns out we’ve done over 70 films together.
Oh my god.

He’s my stand-in and a thread through all of these movies. So whenever I have to play a Texan, he’s my go-to guy.

Well, you just played a Texan in Hell and High Water.

It was originally called Comancheria. In other countries it will keep that title.
Oh really? It’s kind of a great title.

I think so, yeah.

And when they sent [the script] to you, did you immediately say yes or were you resistant?

I can’t remember. Probably there was a bit of resistance. You know I’m good at resisting stuff—I try to resist as best as I can and then when it’s just too cool it pulls me in. This script happened to just wonderful. Taylor Sheridan wrote this script that just reeks of authenticity, so it’s just fascinating to me. You’re following these characters, you don’t know what’s going to happen. It really draws you in.

Do you have to like the character to play them? Do you have to think he’s a good guy?

No, I don’t have to think my character is necessarily a good guy. In fact, one of the interesting things about my job is examining those guys that you don’t think are such good guys. You know, see what that other side feels like.

Do you take that home with you or do you feel like you can shake it at the end of the day?

I remember doing an interview years ago and the interviewer asked me that question: “Are you one of those actors that takes the part home with you, or do you stay in character?” And I said, “No, not really,” and my wife Sue happened to be in the room and she goes [imitates laughter]. And I said, “What are you doing that for?” She said, “You don’t think you do but you do.” And I happened to be playing a terrible person at the time, a killer or somebody who buried people alive or something like that.
I feel I must ask you if you took The Dude home with you. I think you did take The Dude home with you.

Ah, yeah, maybe so.

Well with The Big Lebowski (1998), which is like every human being’s favorite movie, it was not a success when it first came out. When did it suddenly become clear to you that The Big Lebowski and The Dude were a thing that people were obsessed with?

Yeah, I was surprised that when The Big Lebowski came out it wasn’t received so wonderfully here in this country. I think it became a hit in Europe and then splashed back on these shores and people started to appreciate it more. You know, there were these two-day-long festivals that celebrate the film. I’ve attended a festival or two.
What that’s like?

Ha, well I sort of had my Beatle moment. I have a band, The Abiders, and we played a festival here in Los Angeles, you know, playing to a sea of Dudes. It was kind of a wonderful thing. I mean, we just jammed. It was totally a surreal experience.

So you won the Oscar [for Crazy Heart, in 2010] and then you started with your band.


Was it something that you’d always wanted to do? Or was it something that, you know, at that moment when you could’ve had any movie in the world, and you went on tour and recorded an album.

Yeah. I can’t remember the whole sequence of events, how the whole music thing happened. I certainly blame most of that on my good buddy T-Bone Burnett, who was the fella who did all the music for Crazy Heart. And shortly after that film I called T-Bone up and I said, “Hey, you know I’ve got a bunch more tunes. You want to make some more albums?” And he said, “Sure, man.” So we got together and made some more music, and then I figured if I’m ever going to do this music thing, now is the time. So, at 66, I’m getting to live my teenage high school dream of getting a band together and going around playing and making albums.
Did you have bands in high school?

We every Wednesday night at my friend Steve Bame’s house and jammed—you know, no songs allowed. Singing was of course encouraged, and so we would make up lyrics on the spot. But no songs; it was a jam. And we did that for a long, long time.

Is there a song that makes you cry?

Oh yeah, a lot of songs. One comes to mind, a wonderful songwriter who just passed away: “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen. What a wonderful artist he was.

Were you happy that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature?

I sure am.

It’s kind of perfect. So when you were doing Hell and High Water, did you have the sense that it was a really great movie?

You never know until they paste the whole thing together. There’s so many opportunities for a movie to fall apart. You can have a great cast, a great director, great writing, and then somehow in editing you don’t choose the right takes, or the distribution is terrible, or whatever. But in Hell or High Water it all came together. I’m very proud of the movie. I had a wonderful time making it and I sure enjoy watching it.
So what movie makes you cry?

Oh, there’s quite a few. Terms of Endearment (1983) comes to mind. I thought, uh, that was just, uh, chock full of emotion and humor and everything. Those kids, they knock me out.
And it’s Larry McMurtry.

Yeah, absolutely. Nobody writes dialogue any better than Larry.

Who did you have a crush on in the movies even before you were in the movies?

Uh, you say that and Tuesday Weld popped in my mind.

Tuesday Weld. Any particular movie?

Well you know, [the TV series The Many Loves of] Dobie Gillis. [Laughs.] What was the other one? Then she made a great movie. What’s the other movie she made?
Lord Love a Duck (1966)?

No. Oh, there was one with Jimmy Caan. What was the one with Jimmy Caan?

Oh_, The Gambler_ (1974).

The Gambler. She was just great, I thought.
What’s your favorite love scene in a movie? And I have to tell you, many people have said love scenes that you have done. A lot of people have said [The Fabulous] Baker Boys (1989) and a lot of people have said Against All Odds.

You know, love scenes are very challenging. It’s such a major part of our lives, making love and how we do that and feel about it, but it’s challenging. You know it often pulls people out of the film to see these actors going at it. I thought, uh, the love scene in Breaking the Waves (1996)…
Oh, that was amazing.

Wasn’t that good? Yeah, they really pulled that off well, I thought.

I thought the love scene in Baker Boys was incredible. It’s still one of my favorite love scenes.

I can’t remember, was that with the blue feather?

It’s with the blue feather. And the dress coming down.


But you don’t see anything. It’s just all there.

Mmhmm, yeah.

And you’re such a son of a bitch in that movie.

You think so? I don’t know. I love that movie. That was so wonderful. Steve Kloves, such a great writer, such a great director—that was his first film.

Where was your first kiss? Like in real life?

Oh man, well I don’t know if this was my first one but the one that popped into my mind when you asked was Debbie Olson, at the botanical gardens at UCLA.

Was she your classmate?

he was my classmate and—now that you’re bringing it up—you know who comes to mind is all my old high school girlfriends. I don’t know about the first one. That must have been like a spin the bottle or 7 Minutes in Heaven. I don’t know if the kids play those anymore, spin the bottle.

They play spin the bottle. They play truth or dare. Do you know truth or dare?

The movie, the Madonna thing.

No, no, truth or dare is a game where you say, “Truth or dare?”

Yeah, but didn’t Madonna play that?

Yes, I think she did play that but I think she kept saying truth. Most people do dare.

Yeah… but let me just say my best kiss is my wife. That’s for you, sweetheart. You’re the best, baby.

And you met your wife on location, right?

I met my wife on a movie called Rancho Deluxe (1975). She was working her way through college at this kind of a dude ranch in Montana. It was love at first sight for me.