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Jeff Bridges

Biography

Actor who all starred seeing that Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in the 1998 cult common THE BEST Lebowski and earned an Academy Prize for Best Professional for his portrayal of Otis “Poor” Blake in this year’s 2009 film Crazy Center. He also received Academy Prize nominations for his assignments in The Contender, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Accurate Grit, Hell or Great Water as well as the Last Picture Present. He toured along with his dad in stage productions and offered in the U.S. Coastline Safeguard Reserve. He produced his tv debut on Ocean Hunt. He has the villain contrary Robert Downey, Jr. in the 2008 Marvel film Iron Guy. He fulfilled his wife in the group of Rancho Deluxe, where she proved helpful being a maid. These were wedded in 1977. Both his dad and his sibling are famous stars. He provides three daughters called Isabelle, Jessica and Haley. He starred as businessman Charles S. Howard in the 2003 sports activities dilemma Seabiscuit with Tobey Maguire playing equine jockey Crimson Pollard.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jeff Bridges
Date Of Birth December 4, 1949
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.85 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education HB Studio, Palisades Charter High School
Nationality American
Spouse Susan Geston
Children Isabelle Bridges, Haley Roselouise Bridges, Jessica Lily Bridges
Parents Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Bridges
Siblings Beau Bridges, Cindy Bridges, Garrett Myles Bridges
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Saturn Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, BFCA Critics' Choice Alan J. Pakula Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama
Movies The Big Lebowski, Hell or High Water, True Grit, Crazy Heart, The Last Picture Show, Starman, Iron Man, Tron: Legacy, The Fisher King, The Fabulous Baker Boys, R.I.P.D., The Giver, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Seventh Son, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Seabiscuit, Arlington Road, Heaven's Gate, Blown Away, K-PAX, The Contender, King Kong, Against All Odds, The Door in the Floor, Rancho Deluxe, Fearless, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Stick It, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Surf's Up, Bad Company, Jagged Edge, Fat City, The Vanishing, Texasville, Masked and Anonymous, Cutter's Way, Stay Hungry, White Squall, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, The Little Prince, The Iceman Cometh, Tideland, American Heart, Wild Bill, Winter Kills, The Last American Hero, The Amateurs, Hearts of the West, The Morning After, Nadine
TV Shows The Lloyd Bridges Show, The Most Deadly Game, R.I.P.D.: Extras
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1 Is an avid fan of the TV series Peaky Blinders (2013) which he binge-watched.
2 He has played a human in an "alien" world inside a computer in TRON (1982) and Tron: Legacy (2010); an alien on Earth in Starman (1984); and a psychiatrist for an alien in K-PAX (2001).
3 He turned down the films Pretty Woman (1990) and Ghost (1990).
4 Jeff's father was from a family that had long lived in the United States (since the 1600s on many lines), and had English, and some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry. Jeff's maternal grandfather was an English immigrant (born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England), while Jeff's maternal grandmother had Irish, Swiss-German, and German ancestry.
5 As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Last Picture Show (1971), Seabiscuit (2003) and True Grit (2010).
6 Uncle of Marcel Bridges, the son of his sister Lucinda.
7 Became a grandfather for the 1st time at age 61 when his daughter Isabelle Bridges gave birth to a daughter Grace on March 31, 2011.
8 Became a father for the 3rd time at age 35 when his wife Susan Bridges gave birth to their daughter Haley Roselouise Bridges on October 17, 1985.
9 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 33 when his wife Susan Bridges gave birth to their daughter Jessica Lily Bridges on June 14, 1983.
10 Became a father for the 1st time at age 31 when his wife Susan Bridges gave birth to their daughter Isabelle Annie Bridges, aka Isabelle Bridges, on August 6, 1981.
11 The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is 16 years, between Starman (1984) and The Contender (2000).
12 Refers to the art of acting as using his "pretend-muscle".
13 Before asking out wife-to-be Susan Geston while shooting Rancho Deluxe (1975) on location in Montana, Jeff snapped a photo of her just before having his proposal abruptly declined. Thereafter, the happily married man carried the photo as a reminder of that brush-off.
14 In 2010, both he and Colin Firth were nominated for the Academy Award in the category 'Best Leading Actor' (for Crazy Heart (2009) and A Single Man (2009) respectively). Bridges won the award. The next year, both men were again contending in the same category (for True Grit (2010) and The King's Speech (2010) respectively), with Firth winning this time.
15 In 2011, he took a year off from acting to focus on recording, promoting and touring for his self-titled album.
16 Along with Bruce Boxleitner, he is one of only two actors to appear in both TRON (1982) and Tron: Legacy (2010).
17 National Spokesperson and Founder of, "No Kid Hungry" (2010-2011)
18 Is only the fifth actor in Oscar history to be nominated for an award for playing a part that had already won a previous actor an award. John Wayne won Best Actor for playing Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969), the same role that earned Bridges a nomination. Previously, Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro both won Oscars for playing Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). Gérard Depardieu was nominated for playing the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), the same role that had won an Oscar for José Ferrer forty years earlier and Peter O'Toole earned a Best Actor Nomination for -Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) the same role for which Robert Donat had won the Best Actor prize 3 decades prior. Also, the academy acknowledged both Charles Laughton and Robert Shaw for their portrayals of King Henry VIII: Laughton in an award winning performance in The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933) and Shaw in A Man for All Seasons (1966). Bridges, O'Toole and Depardieu were nominated for a direct remake of an earlier Oscar-winning film while De Niro earned his Statuette for a sequel and Shaw was nominated for a completely different story revolving around his shared character.
19 When a Freshman at Brentwood Academy in 1964, he was on the High School Football "A" Team.
20 The first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in a film that also starred Clint Eastwood. Bridges was nominated for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974).
21 Was considered for the part of "McKenna" in The Mechanic (1972) when Cliff Robertson was set to star in the film.
22 Turned down the part of 'Zachariah' in Zachariah (1971) to work on The Last Picture Show (1971).
23 Turned down a part in The California Kid (1974).
24 Was set to star in Tequila Sunrise (1988) with Nick Nolte, but when Nolte dropped out, so did he. Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell starred in the film.
25 Turned down the role of "Snake Plissken" in Escape from New York (1981). The role went to Kurt Russell. Strangely Bridges was also considered for the lead in The Thing (1982) A role also played by Kurt Russell.
26 Uncle of Ezekiel (Zeke) Jeffrey Bridges, the youngest child of Beau Bridges.
27 Was in a relationship with Candy Clark in the early 70s. They met on the set of Fat City (1972).
28 He was considered for the part of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989).
29 Jacknife (1989) was developed as a vehicle for Bridges. He turned it down, and Robert De Niro took on the lead role.
30 Eagerly pursued the lead in The Stunt Man (1980). Bridges was reportedly very keen to play Cameron, a fugitive who hides out at a movie set and accidentally becomes a stunt man.
31 Jon Hamm states Bridges as his favorite actor.
32 Friend of Tommy Lee Jones and Kurt Russell.
33 Was thought to have turned down the lead role in Indiana Jones, one of the most famous movie characters of all time, in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). But he said this wasn't true in an interview with Howard Stern.
34 Is described as being an extremely laid-back guy.
35 Enjoys cigars, and smokes a couple every day.
36 Turned down the lead role of 'Jack Cates' in 48 Hrs. (1982), because he didn't want to do a simple cop movie. The role went to Nick Nolte. Bridges later worked with the director Walter Hill in Wild Bill (1995).
37 Was director Taylor Hackford's original choice for the lead role in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), but he had to turn it down due to a busy schedule.
38 Did some of his education at a military academy.
39 Director Michael Mann strongly considered Bridges for the lead in Thief (1981), but among other things, he was believed to be too young to be able to pull of the role of a seasoned criminal.
40 Bridges and Nick Nolte were considered as possible candidates for the two leads in Heat (1995), roles that famously went to Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
41 Fan and friend of Kris Kristofferson. They both appeared in Heaven's Gate (1980), and Kristofferson famously sang "Help Me Make it Through the Night" in Fat City (1972), which starred Bridges.
42 He is a big fan of actors Robert Ryan and Lee Marvin. Favorite movie is Billy Budd (1962).
43 Close friend and collaborator of directors John Carpenter and Terry Gilliam.
44 Considered for the lead in Big (1988).
45 Offered the part of Bobby Grady in Crimes of Passion (1984).
46 Corrected rumors that he turned down the role of 'Hooper' in Jaws (1975) in an interview with Howard Stern.
47 He was considered for the lead in Kinsey (2004).
48 He was offered the male lead in Love Story (1970). His brother Beau Bridges was the director's first choice. Both turned it down.
49 The lead role of 'Jack' in Speed (1994) was originally written for him.
50 He was strongly considered for the lead role of 'Quaid' in Total Recall (1990).
51 Considered for the lead in The Thing (1982).
52 He was one of many considered for the role of 'John Rambo' in First Blood (1982) when the script was still circulating.
53 His good friend, Terry Gilliam, wanted him for the part of "James Cole" in Twelve Monkeys (1995). Bruce Willis got the part because he was a more bankable star.
54 Auditioned for the part of 'Cpt. Willard' in Apocalypse Now (1979), as did his good friend Nick Nolte.
55 His brother, Garrett Myles, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) on August 3, 1948.
56 Considered for Christopher Walken's role in The Deer Hunter (1978).
57 Considered for the lead in Year of the Dragon (1985).
58 Good friends with Nick Nolte and Gary Busey.
59 It was during the filming of The Iceman Cometh (1973) that he decided to focus solely on acting, and make it his profession. Up until then, he has said that he "just enjoyed the ride".
60 Was considered for the role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction (1987).
61 Was considered for the part of Jack in Speed (1994).
62 He was considered, along with Nick Nolte, for the role of Det. Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984). Both were deemed too expensive, and Don Johnson got the part.
63 Went to Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles.
64 Is mentioned in the song "Jeff Bridges" by Midnight Choir.
65 Was considered for the part of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976).
66 His performance as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski in The Big Lebowski (1998) is ranked #90 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of AllTime.
67 He is well known for his liberal political views.
68 Is a big fan of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.
69 Served in the United States Coast Guard.
70 Has played roles with the first name 'Jack' seven times, and with the surname 'Jackson' four times.
71 Between takes, he shoots still photographs as a hobby.
72 Born at 11:58 PM PST.
73 Has stated American Heart (1992) and Fearless (1993) as his favorites.
74 Is a talented guitarist.
75 Actor spouses Larry Parks and Betty Garrett were his godparents.
76 Uncle of Casey Bridges, Jordan Bridges, Dylan Bridges, Emily Bridges, Jeffrey Bridges and Jamey Geston.
77 Son of Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Dean Bridges, brother of Beau Bridges and Cindy Bridges.
78 Met his wife, Susan Bridges, in 1975 while filming Rancho Deluxe (1975) - she was working as a maid on a dude ranch.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Iceman Cometh 1973 Don Parritt
The Last American Hero 1973 Elroy Jackson Jr.
Lolly-Madonna XXX 1973 Zack Feather
Bad Company 1972 Jake Rumsey
Fat City 1972 Ernie
The Last Picture Show 1971 Duane Jackson
In Search of America 1971 TV Movie Mike Olson
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go 1970 Nero Finnegan (as Jeffrey Bridges)
The Most Deadly Game 1970 TV Series Hawk
Halls of Anger 1970 Doug
Silent Night, Lonely Night 1969 TV Movie Young John (as Jeffrey Bridges)
Lassie 1969 TV Series Cal Baker
The F.B.I. 1969 TV Series Terry Shelton
The Loner 1965 TV Series Bud Windom
The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962-1963 TV Series Dave Melkin / Charles David
Sea Hunt 1958-1960 TV Series Kelly Bailey / Boy / Jimmy / ...
The Company She Keeps 1951 Infant at Train Station (uncredited)
Granite Mountain Hotshots 2017 completed
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017 post-production Agent Champagne
The Only Living Boy in New York 2017 completed W.F. Gerald
Untitled Reed Morano pre-production
Hell or High Water 2016/II Marcus Hamilton
The Little Prince 2015/I The Aviator (voice)
Seventh Son 2014/I Master Gregory
The Giver 2014 The Giver
The Giver: To See Beyond 2014 Short The Giver
R.I.P.D. 2013 Roy
Pablo 2012 Narrator (voice)
Tron: The Next Day 2011 Short Kevin Flynn (voice)
True Grit 2010 Rooster Cogburn
Tron 2010 Kevin Flynn Clu
Crazy Heart 2009 Bad Blake
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 Bill Django
A Dog Year 2009 Jon Katz
The Open Road 2009 Kyle
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 Clayton Harding
Iron Man 2008 Obadiah Stane
Surf's Up 2007 Video Game Big Z Geek (voice)
Stick It 2006 Burt Vickerman
Tideland 2005 Noah
The Amateurs 2005 Andy Sargentee
The Door in the Floor 2004 Ted Cole
Seabiscuit 2003 Charles Howard
Masked and Anonymous 2003 Tom Friend
K-PAX 2001 Dr. Mark Powell
Scenes of the Crime 2001 Jimmy Berg
Scene by Scene 2001 TV Series
The Contender 2000 President Jackson Evans
Simpatico 1999 Lyle Carter
The Muse 1999 Jack Warrick
Arlington Road 1999 Michael Faraday
The Big Lebowski 1998 The Dude
Hidden in America 1996 TV Movie Vincent
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 Gregory Larkin
White Squall 1996 Sheldon 'Skipper'
Wild Bill 1995 Wild Bill Hickok
Blown Away 1994 Dove
Fearless 1993 Max Klein
The Vanishing 1993 Barney Cousins
American Heart 1992 Jack Kelson
The Fisher King 1991 Jack
Texasville 1990 Duane Jackson
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 Jack Baker
Cold Feet 1989 Bartender (uncredited)
See You in the Morning 1989 Larry Livingstone
Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988 Preston Tucker
Nadine 1987 Vernon Hightower
The Morning After 1986 Turner Kendall
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1986 TV Series Neighbor
8 Million Ways to Die 1986 Scudder
Jagged Edge 1985 Jack Forrester
Starman 1984 Starman
Against All Odds 1984 Terry Brogan
Faerie Tale Theatre 1983 TV Series Claude / Prince
Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 Rupert
The Last Unicorn 1982 Prince Lir (voice)
TRON 1982 Kevin Flynn Clu
Great Performances 1981 TV Series Michael Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses')
Cutter's Way 1981 Richard Bone
Heaven's Gate 1980 John L. Bridges
The American Success Company 1980 Harry
Winter Kills 1979 Nick Kegan
Somebody Killed Her Husband 1978 Jerry Green
King Kong 1976 Jack Prescott
Stay Hungry 1976 Craig Blake
Hearts of the West 1975 Lewis Tater
Rancho Deluxe 1975 Jack McKee
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 1974 Lightfoot

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
R.I.P.D. 2013 lyrics: "The Better Man" / music: "The Better Man" / performer: "The Better Man"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Grit 2010 performer: "Greer County Bachelor"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crazy Heart 2009 performer: "Hold On You" 2009, "I Don't Know" 2009, "Fallin' and Flyin'", "The Weary Kind Theme from Crazy Heart" 2009, "The Weary Kind Theme from Crazy Heart"
Surf's Up 2007 performer: "This Ukelele"
Tideland 2005 performer: "Van Gogh In Hollywood"
The Contender 2000 performer: "Ring Of Fire"
Blown Away 1994 performer: "A Nation Once Again" - uncredited
American Heart 1992 performer: "Sunny Side of The Street"
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 performer: "Ten Cents a Dance", "You're Sixteen You're Beautiful and You're Mine"
Starman 1984 performer: "All I Have to Do Is Dream" 1958
The Last Unicorn 1982 performer: "That's All I've Got To Say"
John and Mary 1969 performer: "Lost in Space" - uncredited / writer: "Lost in Space" - uncredited
Sea Hunt 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Giver 2014 producer
Crazy Heart 2009 executive producer
Hidden in America 1996 TV Movie executive producer
American Heart 1992 producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Door in the Floor 2004 illustrator

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Picture Show: A Look Back 1999 Video documentary additional still photographer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Unicorn 1982 featured vocalist - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
True Gate: An Interview with Jeff Bridges 2013 Video documentary short special thanks
Below the Line 2011 special thanks
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs' 2008 Video documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Here Is Something Beautiful (Etc. Documentary announced Himself
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Dream Big: Engineering Our World 2017 Documentary short Narrator
The Envelope 2017 TV Mini-Series Himself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2017 TV Series Himself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2017 TV Series Himself
Hell or High Water: Filmmaker Q & A 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Conan 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
PoliticKING with Larry King 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
BNow! 2016 TV Series Himself - Actor
Oprah's Master Class 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Tavis Smiley 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2015 TV Series short Himself
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
People Magazine Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 2014 Himself - Host
One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film 2014 Documentary Himself
ABC News Nightline 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself, John C. Lilly's friend
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special Himself
The Colbert Report 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comic-Con All Access 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Stagecoach Festival Live 2013 TV Special
Charlie Rose 2001-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2000-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
True Gate: An Interview with Jeff Bridges 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Close Up 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
Face to Face with 'Weird Al' Yankovic 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in New Mexico 2012 Documentary Himself
A Place at the Table 2012 Documentary Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bridge School News 2011 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Installing the Cast of 'TRON: Legacy' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Launching the 'TRON: Legacy' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Tron Phenomenon 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Visualizing 'TRON: Legacy' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cinema 3 2004-2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Metropolis 2011 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2011 TV Series Himself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2011 TV Special documentary Himself
American Masters 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
The Big Lebowski Live Cast Reunion 2011 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1983-2010 TV Series Various / Himself - Host / Nick Nolte / ...
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Role That Changed My Life 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 2003-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
14th Annual PRISM Awards 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Insider 2010 TV Series Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: 'A Serious Man' Film Clip
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Special Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
2010 Britannia Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans 2009 Documentary Himself
I Am 'Iron Man' 2008 Video documentary Himself
Iron Man: The Actor's Process 2008 Video short Himself
Independent Lens 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Actor, Iron Man
The Cool School 2008 Documentary Himself - Narrator
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs' 2008 Video documentary short Himself / Andy Sargentee
Richard & Judy 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Tideland' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Chasing the Lotus 2006 Documentary Narrator
George Sluizer - Filmen over grenzen 2006 Documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Henry Rollins Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Martha 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Lebowski: Jeff Bridges' Photography 2005 Video short Himself / The Dude
California Entertainment Weekly 2005 TV Series Himself, Singer, Producer
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Backstage at the Bowl 2005 Documentary voice
Los Angeles 2005 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Legenden 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frame on the Wall: The Making of 'The Door in the Floor' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Inside Out: Joey Pants 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile' 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ceremonia de clausura del festival de cine de San Sebastián 2004 TV Movie Himself
Premio Donostia a Jeff Bridges 2004 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate 2004 Documentary Himself
Anatomy of a Scene 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie 2004 Documentary Himself
Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend 2003 TV Short documentary Himself
The Making of 'Seabiscuit' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The True Story of Seabiscuit 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2000-2003 TV Series documentary short Himself
Who Killed 'Winter Kills'? 2003 Video documentary short Himself
'Masked & Anonymous' Exposed 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West 2002 Short Himself - Narrator (voice)
Parkinson 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Spotlight on Location: The Making of 'K-PAX' 2002 Video short Himself
Lost in La Mancha 2002 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Making of 'Tron' 2002 Video documentary Himself
Reading Rainbow 2002 TV Series Himself - Book Reader (voice)
The Contender: The Making of a Political Thriller 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends 2001 Video Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Nulle part ailleurs cinéma 2001 TV Series Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Presenter
Wave to the World 2000 Video short Himself
Under the Hood: Making 'Tucker' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Raising the Mammoth 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Picture Show: A Look Back 1999 Video documentary Himself
Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of 'Arlington Road' 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dennis Miller Live 1999 TV Series Himself
Making of Arlington Road 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Making of 'The Big Lebowski' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Maury 1996 TV Series Himself
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'The Fugitive' Film Clip
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Male Lead
The Making of Blown Away: A Day in the Life of the Bomb Squad 1994 TV Short Himself
Cinefile: Made in the USA 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas 1991 Documentary Himself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter: "The Godfather: Part III" Film Clip
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: 'Field of Dreams' Clip
The 1990 Annual ShoWest Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Winner: Male Star of Year
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Annual Variety Club's Big Heart Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Original Score & Best Animated Short Film
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston 1983 TV Special Himself
Heroes of Rock and Roll 1979 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1978 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Moviemakers 1973 Documentary short Himself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel 1949 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Barney Cousins
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Jack Lucas
Gomorron 1998 TV Series Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Jack Lucas
The Dick Cavett Show 1991 TV Series Jack Lucas from film FISHER KING
Hollywood Mavericks 1990 Documentary Duane Jackson (uncredited)
King Kong Lives 1986 Jack Prescott (uncredited)
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Kevin Flynn
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1982 TV Series Rupert from film KISS ME GOODBYE
The Dick Cavett Show 1972 TV Series Duane Jackson
Extra 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Hoy nos toca 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2017 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Himself
No Sleep TV3 2016 TV Series Starman
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special 2014 TV Special Various
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series Tom Friend
Moyers & Company 2013 TV Series Himself
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Roy Pulsipher
The Emilio Game Show 2012 TV Series Clu
Nostalgia Critic 2011 TV Series The Dude
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series The Dude
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Jack Baker
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special Himself
Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard 2006 Documentary Himself - est Graduate
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2005 TV Special Noah (uncredited)
Premio Donostia a Ben Gazzara 2005 TV Special The Dude (uncredited)
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 American Riviera Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2016 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards
2011 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture True Grit (2010) · A.C. Lyles (executive producer)
· Steven Spielberg (executive producer)
· Paul Schwake (executive producer)
· Ethan Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Joel Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Scott Rudin (producer)
· Josh Brolin (actor)
· Matt Damon (actor)
· Hailee Steinfeld (actor)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Tron: Legacy (2010)
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Crazy Heart (2009) · Ryan Bingham (music and lyrics by)
· T Bone Burnett (music and lyrics by)
2010 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Excellence in Film
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Crazy Heart (2009)
2005 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor The Door in the Floor (2004)
2004 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
2004 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award San Sebastián International Film Festival
2003 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2001 Alan J. Pakula Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards The Contender (2000) · Rod Lurie (screenwriter)
· Gary Oldman
· Joan Allen
· Christian Slater
· Sam Elliott
· William Petersen
· Saul Rubinek
· Philip Baker Hall
· Mike Binder
· Robin Thomas
· Mariel Hemingway
2000 Film Excellence Award Boston Film Festival
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead American Heart (1992)
1994 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on July 11, 1994 at 7065 Hollywood Blvd.
1990 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year
1985 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Starman (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 Screen Actors Guild Award Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor in a Supporting Role Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2011 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) True Grit (2010)
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year True Grit (2010)
2011 National Movie Award National Movie Awards, UK Performance of the Year True Grit (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role True Grit (2010)
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role True Grit (2010)
2011 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year True Grit (2010)
2011 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actor in a Leading Role Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role True Grit (2010)
2010 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie A Dog Year (2009)
2010 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year True Grit (2010)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Iron Man (2008)
2009 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Crazy Heart (2009) · Maggie Gyllenhaal
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Surf's Up (2007)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Iron Man (2008)
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Door in the Floor (2004)
2005 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Door in the Floor (2004)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama Seabiscuit (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Seabiscuit (2003) · Elizabeth Banks
· Chris Cooper
· William H. Macy
· Tobey Maguire
· Gary Stevens
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama The Contender (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role The Contender (2000)
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Contender (2000)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Contender (2000)
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Big Lebowski (1998)
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Big Lebowski (1998)
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature American Heart (1992) · Martin Bell (director)
· Rosilyn Heller (producer)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Vanishing (1993)
1994 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Fearless (1993)
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Fisher King (1991)
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Fisher King (1991)
1985 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Starman (1984)
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Starman (1984)
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
1975 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male New Star of the Year
1972 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Last Picture Show (1971)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2017 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2011 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble True Grit (2010) · Matt Damon
· Josh Brolin
· Barry Pepper
· Hailee Steinfeld
2010 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Crazy Heart (2009)
2004 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Door in the Floor (2004)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
1996 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Wild Bill (1995)
1995 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Wild Bill (1995)

TitleSalary
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) $5,000,000
The Fisher King (1991) $3,000,000
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) $87,000

#Quote
1 [remembering director Michael Cimino] In 1973, Mike Cimino cast me as Lightfoot in the first movie he directed - Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). I was just starting out, just a kid. I remember being up in Montana wondering why he had picked me. I didn't feeling anything like the character I had been hired to play. I felt inadequate, undeserving, confused. The day before shooting began I confessed this all to Mike. This was Mike's first movie, one he had written as well. He'd been given this opportunity by Clint Eastwood, the movie's producer and star. I felt sorry for Mike. This was a big break for him, and here he was the day before his movie was to start shooting, and this frightened young actor who had a major roll in it was telling him he didn't know if he could do it. After not too long a pause, Mike looked at me, and said, "You know that game Tag?" "Yeah," I said. "Well... You're it," Mike told me. He went on to say that this guy, Lightfoot, was no one other than me, that I couldn't make a mistake, or a false move, even if I wanted to. I've never forgotten that bit of direction that that young director gave me on his first movie, that gift of confidence. I'll often bring it to mind when that feeling of inadequateness, that feeling of not deserving what I've been given comes to me. I'll remember to enjoy the game, this game of 'Tag.' A few years later, after Mike won an Academy Award for directing The Deer Hunter (1978), he cast me again in another movie. Now he was an award winner, and along with Coppola, Bogdanovich, & Scorsese, a 'Hollywood Darling', encouraged to make whatever movie he wanted to make. Heaven's Gate (1980) is what he had in mind. A movie about a particularly fascinating time in American History when Cattle Barons, sanctioned by the United States government, waged war on emigrants - the Johnson County Wars. I was cast to play John Bridges, a character Mike loosely based on one of my relatives. The many months of shooting in Montana were a one of a kind movie making experience. When "Heaven's Gate" came out, many critics called it a flop, a disaster. Well...that's just their opinion, man. To me, and many others, it's a masterpiece, and grows in beauty each time it's seen. Michael Cimino was a splendid filmmaker. Getting to work with him was a great pleasure and honor, and a real stroke of luck, a blessing. I'll miss you, Mike. Thanks for tagging me, man. [4th July 2016]
2 On Michelle Pfeiffer: She's a wonderful combination of beauty, mystery and funk. The funk factor is her ordinariness, the surfer girl from Orange County. These elements are mixed with her courage to do things she is frightened of and the talent to make us believe.
3 On Michelle Pfeiffer: I bet her a thousand dollars after that movie (The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)) came out that she'd be offered a recording deal, and she still owes me.
4 [on releasing his first album of songs] People like to put things in a box - and they do that with their own lives too, they limit things - but it's all art to me. To me, all art is truth. People try to define things and make it easier for their mind to digest things, I guess. But music has been part of my life since I was a kid. Music meant more to me when I was young, but I went into acting because of family and because because it was the path of least resistance.
5 [on incorporating digitized images of deceased actors in current films] I don't know quite how I feel about that. I guess it's progress. You can't slow that thing down. I imagine they'll soon be able to - if they don't do this already - take a little De Niro, a little Brando, a little Bridges and just a drop of Julie Andrews and shake that up. It's gonna get weird.
6 I like to think of myself as a character actor, though there's some redundancy in that... I'm very pleased with my career, the stories I've told. I consider myself very lucky as to how it all came down. I don't really care about having more fame than I have. [2010]
7 [on Crazy Heart (2009)] This one was kind of a challenge - I find I'm most challenged by things I really care about, because I really want to do them well. It causes quite a bit of anxiety. But that very thing you're afraid of is kind of like a blessing in disguise. If you didn't have that fear, you wouldn't have the other side - courage and bravery, positive emotions. As an actor, you get used to those fears, and you're almost happy when they show up. It makes you learn your lines and prepare. Then when it's finally time to pull the trigger on the thing, you relax and let it come out.
8 (On The Big Lebowski (1998) It's kind of a masterpiece, man. It's like The Godfather (1972) - I see it on the tube and I think I'm just going to watch a couple of scenes, but I end up watching the whole thing.
9 [on what advice he'd give to himself as a young actor starting out] Have fun. Don't take it too seriously. Don't mistake this for reality. Be sincere, but don't get too serious. But that's a life direction too, it doesn't just apply to movies.
10 The hardest thing about acting is getting a foot in the door and that was all handled by my dad. The fact is, I'm a product of nepotism. And that took some getting used to. Life will supply you with gutters. Having a famous father. Feeling that stench of nepotism. That's a gutter right there.
11 To get a good script at any age is kind of a rare thing. The movie-going audience is mainly young guys, and (producers) want to target them. It kind of makes sense from their standpoint, but an interesting story is an interesting story. I remember being a younger guy liking to see movies with older folks in them, so that never deterred me. -- on ageism in the film industry.
12 Probably 150 less movies are going to be made next year (2010), and that's very concerning to all actors. It's hard enough finding a great script, but now it's going to be tougher. -- on how the economy is affecting the film industry.
13 [on Heaven's Gate (1980)] I remember going to the New York premiere. I'm not sure he (Michael Cimino) had seen the movie complete; he was scrambling to put it together. Afterward we heard that terrible stuttering applause, and it was that sinking feeling. We tried to tell ourselves, "Well, maybe they liked it so much that they are stunned into silence."
14 Acting is tough some times. It can be a complicated case. A lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-yous, a lot of strands to keep in your head, man. But, you know, you manage.
15 I've been involved with two big flop Westerns [Heaven's Gate (1980) and Wild Bill (1995)]. I don't know if Americans still care about Westerns. I hope they do. There are some wonderful ones still to be made. - 2001.
16 I'm glad I survived the '60s. They were dangerous. Fun, too. Everything in your life teaches you something.
17 I'm very proud of The Last Picture Show (1971). It was absolutely thrilling when I got that part. Peter Bogdanovich was just great, and the whole ensemble was too - Cloris Leachman and Ellen Burstyn and Tim Bottoms and Cybill. When we were doing it, we all had the feeling that we were doing something unique and special. For me, that film stands alone. It's not like any other movie I can think of. It just hangs there by itself. It's still and slow and quiet.
18 When I was offered the part of The Dude in The Big Lebowski (1998), I went through a big thing in my head worrying if this was going to be a bad example for my girls. The guy was kind of an anti-hero, a pot-smoking, slacker kind of guy, and I was really racking my brain about it. I always want to feel free to play any role, a despicable guy or a good guy -- the full range of human experience. But this one was really giving me problems. So I assembled the family and told them my problem. After a long pause, my middle girl said, "Dad, you're an actor. We know that it's all pretend what you do. We know that when you kiss some lady on the screen that you still love Mom. We know you're an actor". So I had their permission, their blessing, to go play a character like The Dude. That was great that they understood that. And I count on the audiences to understand that what I do in my personal life and what I do on the screen are not some kind of example for them to base their lives on. Hopefully, when people see a movie, they know it's a movie.
19 For a long while I wasn't sure I was going to make acting my main focus professionally. I was interested in music, painting and other creative pursuits. I did the movies with a little more capricious an attitude; I wasn't so seriously minded as a total professional. Then came The Iceman Cometh (1973) We had eight weeks of rehearsals and then we shot for two weeks. So it was almost the reverse of how most movies are made. During those eight weeks, I was sitting around with these great actors and this great director, just shooting the breeze and, of course, going over the material. I was also getting to know how other actors of that caliber work on things like this. It was very enlightening. After that experience, I decided, "Hey, I can do this. And I can do this for the rest of my life in a professional way".
20 I went from high school -- bang! -- into the movies. I did spend a few weeks in acting classes in New York when my father was there doing "Cactus Flower". But most of my training really came from my parents and my brother [Beau Bridges].
21 [on his father, actor Lloyd Bridges] My father, unlike his father, was very supportive of all his kids getting involved in movies and acting in general. He loved what he did and wanted to turn his kids onto it. He thought it was a great way of meeting people, being creative, and traveling around the world and doing what you love to do.
22 (on working with Kevin Spacey on K-PAX (2001) and their similarities in working] I've been a big fan of his work -- The Usual Suspects (1995), American Beauty (1999), L.A. Confidential (1997). He's a really good actor and he turns out to be a wonderful guy as well. We approach acting in the same way in that we both enjoy the process. We both like rehearsals and we understand the value of them. There are some actors who don't like to engage with other actors; they just like to relate to each other between "Action!" and "Cut!" But I've always felt that getting to know the people you're working with can inform and enrich the work. The closer you get, even if you're playing opposites, the better the work. Some actors are afraid of leaving it all off-camera or getting the characters confused, but I don't see it that way. I often feel that the actual movie is like the skin sloughed off the snake; it's the by-product of the real valuable stuff, which is the real-life experience of doing it.
23 I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!
24 I kind of rebelled against it. I resisted it. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I was a kid and was reluctant to go into, y'know, Dad's line of business.
25 When you start to engage with your creative processes, it shakes up all your impulses, and they all kind of inform one another.
26 Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive.
27 My father [Lloyd Bridges] encouraged his kids to go into showbiz, not because he wanted to live vicariously through them, but because he dug it so much. Growing up there was like a mild competition with my father and my brother, not so much maybe in reality, but in my own mind.
28 Basically, one of the hardest things about being an actor is getting your first break. I'm a product of nepotism. The doors were open to me. I'd done several movies before I decided what I wanted to do. There was a certain amount of guilt and worry about whether I really had what it takes. I thought I'd spare my girls that.
29 A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can. What I learned most from my father wasn't anything he said; it was just the way he behaved. He loved his work so much that, whenever he came on set, he brought that with him, and other people rose to it.
30 I don't think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did.
31 As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.

#Trademark
1 In his early years, often played very handsome but obstinate, idealistic or even rude young men who desire to buck authority
2 Regularly has played "everyman" type roles up against considerable adversity, especially in his more dramatic roles
3 Often plays very relaxed and mellow characters
4 Gregarious demeanor

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