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« on: January 02, 2004, 10:48:03 PM »
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You know, it occurred to me not long ago that Jeff Bridges is probably one of the great overlooked and underrated actors out there.

I mean, can someone name something that they DIDN'T like him in?

Wait, I just remembered "Starman" and "K-Pax" so don't answer that question.

Anyway, in some of his roles he's phenomenal (Big Lebowski, Tron), and he's also good at making a so-so film very likeable because of his personality (SeaBiscuit, Tucker).

He's also a pretty gifted photographer. It's my understanding that he shoots still photos during each of the films he works on, and when production wraps, he gives photo albums to the cast and crew.

I just like the guy. I really do.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2004, 10:50:48 PM »
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yeah. his brother beau is a cool cat, too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2004, 11:01:54 PM »
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One of his best:



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He's also a pretty gifted photographer. It's my understanding that he shoots still photos during each of the films he works on, and when production wraps, he gives photo albums to the cast and crew.


That's true. In fact, he just came out with this book:

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2004, 11:04:18 PM »
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That's a really good movie and the brothers were great to see on screen while playing...brothers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2004, 11:22:10 PM »
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For Last Picture Show and Big Lebowski alone...
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2004, 03:44:14 AM »
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Jeff Bridges is one of the best actors in films.  Pauline Kael, the grand doyenne of film criticism, singled out his work as exemplary.  He did his best work in the 70's, with Last Picture Show (Oscar nominated), Fat City (highly under-rated), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Oscar nominated), Hearts of the West, and Stay Hungry.  Thunderbolt and Lightfoot showed Bridges at his best, contrasting his youthful boisterousness with Eastwood's flinty, laconic style.  There is a particular naturalness to Bridges' work that sets him apart.  He doesn't seem to be acting, he's being.  I can't see the gears when he does his thing -- it's seamless.

In the 80's, Bridges did Eight Million Ways to Die, in which he was great (another underrated gem).  He was great in Fabulous Baker Boys and Great Lebowski.

OK, have I sucked his dick enough?  The guy is fucking awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2004, 07:54:04 AM »
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BLASPHEMY!!! BIG lebowski. thanks.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2005, 05:42:12 PM »
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He was awesome in "The Contender" with Joan Allen.  Hilarious in a few scenes even though his character had some pretty serious things to say.

Go to his website at www.jeffbridges.com and sign his guest book.

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Re: Jeff Bridges
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 12:58:27 PM »
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heads up nyc xixaxers... i just saw an ad for an evening with jeff bridges at lincoln center - $35 - january 9th, with a screening of the last picture show following.
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