Who is Jeff Bridges?
Jeff Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer who is well-known for playing the role of the alcoholic singer, Otis Blake in the 2009 American drama movie, ‘Crazy Heart’. Coming from a family with a rich background in acting, he won an Academy Award nomination for his very third movie, ‘The Last Picture Show’ in the year 1971 where he portrayed the role of Duane Jackson. Likewise, he is also known for playing the role of Lightfoot in the 1974 American crime comedy movie, ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot’ and for playing the role of Scott Hayden in the 1984 American science fiction romance movie, ‘Starman’.
|Full Name||Jeffrey Leon Bridges|
|Date of birth||December 4, 1949|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Producer|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Net worth||US $100 million|
Bio, Brothers, and Family
Jeff Bridges’ full name is Jeffrey Leon Bridges. He was born on 4 December 1949 in Los Angeles, California to his mother, Dorothy Bridges who was an actress and a writer, and to his father, Lloyd Bridges who was an actor. He was born alongside brothers, Beau Bridges who is also an actor, and Garrett Bridges who died as an infant, and a younger sister, Lucinda Bridges in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Besides this, Jeff Bridges is currently 71 years old with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
Nationality, Age, Height, and Weight
Jeff Bridges holds an American nationality and belongs to English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish, Northern Irish, Irish, Swiss-German, and German ethnicity, and the Christian religion. Besides this, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.87m/187cms) tall and weighs around 90kgs (198lbs). Moreover, he has an average body figure with a pair of blue colored eyes with gray colored hair.
Jeff Bridges studied in the University High School, a public secondary school located in West Los Angeles, and completed his high school from there in the year 1967. Later, he studied acting in the Herbert Berghof Studio, a non-profit organization.
Personal Life, Wife, and Young
Jeff Bridges is married to Susan Geston since the year 1975 when they first met at Chico Hot Springs, Montana. The couple has been blessed with three daughters whose names are Isabelle Annie Bridges, Jessica Lily Bridges, and Hayley Roselouise Bridges.
Social: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Jeff Bridges is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@thejeffbridges) has over 447 thousand followers and his official page on Facebook (Jeff Bridges) has over 1.4 million followers. Moreover, he is also on Twitter (@TheJeffBridges) with over 363 thousand followers and his official website (www.jeffbridges.com) is also available for people to see the latest news and updates.
Movies, Iron Man Facts, and IMDb
Jeff Bridges gave his debut performance in the entertainment industry in the year 1951 with an uncredited role of an infant in the drama movie, ‘The Company She Keeps’. He got his first credited role in the year 1970 when he played the role of Douglas ‘Doug’ in the American drama movie, ‘Halls of Anger’. Following these roles, he starred in the 1971 American coming-of-age drama movie, ‘The Last Picture Show’ where he portrayed the role of Duane Jackson for which he was nominated by the Academy Awards. The same year he also played the role of Nero Finnigan in the British thriller movie, ‘The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go’.
Jeff Bridges has also played in movies like ‘Fat City’ and ‘Bad Company’ in the year 1972 and ‘Lolly-Madonna XXX’, ‘The Last American Hero’ and ‘The Iceman Cometh’ in the year 1973 before getting his second Academy Award nomination with the role of Lightfoot in the 1974 American crime comedy movie, ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot’. Following this success, he went on to star in movies like ‘Rancho Deluxe’, ‘King Kong’, ‘Somebody Killed Her Husband’, ‘The American Success Company’, ‘Cutter’s Way’, ‘The Last Unicorn’ and ‘Against All Odds’.
Later, in the year 1984, he got his third Academy nomination with the role of Scott Hayden in the American science fiction romance movie, ‘Starman’. Moreover, he has also starred in movies like ‘Jagged Edge’, ‘8 Million Ways to Die’, ‘Tucker: The Man and his Dream’, ‘See You in the Morning’, ‘Texasville’ and ‘The Fisher King’. After these movies, he went on to produce as well as star as Jack Kelson in the 1992 drama movie, ‘American Heart’ alongside Edward Furlong.
Furthermore, his fourth Academy Award nomination came with the role of President Jackson Evans in the 2000 American political drama movie, ‘The Contender’ and his sixth nomination came with the role of Reuben J. ‘Rooster’ Cogburn in the 2010 American Revisionist Western movie, ‘True Grit’. Fifth Academy award nomination was a charm for Jeff Bridges as he won the Best Actor award for his work as Otis Blake in ‘Crazy Heart’ in the year 2009.
He also played roles in movies like ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’, ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’, ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and ‘Only the Brave’ in the year 2017, and his most recent work came in the year 2018 when he played the role of Father Daniel Flynn in the American neo-noir thriller movie, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ and the role of the narrator in the American documentary movie, ‘Living in the Future’s Past’.
Jeff Bridges made his debut on television with the role of Davey Crane, Jimmy, a boy, and Kelly Bailey for four episodes of the 1958 American action-adventure television series, ‘Sea Hunt’. Later, he played the role of various characters in the 1962 American anthology drama series, ‘The Lloyd Bridges Show’ for three episodes. Likewise, he has gone on to appear for an episode each in series like ‘The Loner’ (1965), ‘Silent Night, Lonely Night’ (1969), ‘The Most Deadly Game’ (1970), ‘Great Performances’ (1981), ‘Faerie Tale Theatre’ (1973) and has made two appearances in ‘Saturday Night Live’ once in the year 1983 and once in the year 2010.
Achievements and Awards
Jeff Bridges won the Academy Awards’ Best Actor award in the year 2010 for his work in ‘Crazy Heart’. He has also won two Golden Globes, once in the year 2010 and once in the year 2019. Likewise, he is a recipient of 13 other awards and accolades.
As of the year 2020, Jeff Bridges has an approximate net worth of $100 million.