Jeff Bridges is a movie actor as well as a producer and singer from America. He was born on the 4th of December 1949. Both of his parents belonged to the entertainment industry. His father belonged to the business aspect of it while his mother had hands-on experience with acting and writing. His real brother who is elder to him also works in films. He accompanied his father during the distribution of the stage drama Anniversary Waltz.
It must be this exposure which inspired him to get into the same field as well. Later, he studied at the Institute called Herbert Berghof Studio while he was in the New York City. He had started featuring in films at a very young of two. However, the role which brought him a lot of attention was in the motion picture The Last Picture Show. For his work in this movie, he was shortlisted for the Best Supporting Actor Award by Academy Awards.
He made the record of being one of smallest artists by age to have been selected for such an Award. Similarly, he also became one of the oldest heroes at 60 years of age to win the same Award for film Crazy Heart. The next time he got the same award was for the motion picture Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. He was also a part of the very famous and widely successful new version of the movie
. He was involved in the film Tron of 1982 and its sequel- Tron: Legacy. Once again, he secured a nomination by Academy Awards, this while in the group of Best Actor for his role in the motion picture Starman.
He also did a film with the name Fearless, which earned him wide critical acclamation. People argue that it is one of his best works so far. He got honoured with an invite into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The picture The Big Lebowski gave him the opportunity to play the best role he had ever. He portrayed an individual named The Dude in this movie. Apart from acting, he is very passionate about singing.
He was a part of the several singers singing We Are the World for charity. He has released quite a few albums till date some of which include Jeff Bridges and Sleeping Tapes. The money which got collected from the sale of these records went to His charity named No Kid Hungry, which is a very humanitarian move. He has also co-authored The Dude and the Zen Master together with Bernie Glassman.