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Name: Jeff Bridges  
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Date of Birth: 4th December 1949
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Actor
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Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. He is the son of Dorothy Simpson and Lloyd Bridges, the brother of Beau Bridges and the uncle of Jordan Bridges.

Bridges's first starring role was in the 1974 movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Another early role was the 1982 movie Tron, in which he played Kevin Flynn, a video game programmer. He gained repute in the mid-80s for his roles in the sexy thriller Against All Odds and the crime drama Jagged Edge. He also took the leading role of "The Dude" in the Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski. His role in Fearless is recognized by many critics to be one of his best performances, and the film is widely considered as one of the most underrated films of the 1990s, professed by some critics to be a masterpiece.

Bridges has a reputation as an unpretentious actor known to bring to his roles a wide understanding of the human condition, and has been compared to Al Pacino.

In his off time while on set, he has been known to document the filmmaking process by photographing fellow actors and on-set staff with a panoramic camera. He has published many of these photographs online and in print [Pictures by Jeff Bridges (Hardcover, 2003)].

Bridges is also a cartoonist. Some of his "doodles" have appeared in various films, such as K-PAX and The Door in the Floor (a short story-within-story by John Irving). He incorporates his drawings at his web site, notable because it is almost completely hand-written and drawn art —not typed.

Known of left-wing views on politics. He married Susan Geston in 1975 with whom he has 3 daughters.

Partial filmography

  • The Last Picture Show (1971)
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
  • King Kong (1976)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
  • Tron (1982)
  • Starman (1984)
  • Against All Odds (1984)
  • Jagged Edge (1985)
  • The Fisher King (1991)
  • Fearless (1993)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Arlington Road (1999)
  • The Contender (2000)
  • K-PAX (2001)
  • Seabiscuit (2003)
  • The Door in the Floor (2004)

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