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Jeff

Bridges

"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."

When it comes to born, bred, & said Hollywood Legends - this fella is the sh'IT!'  To me?  He'll ALWAYS be an alien with magical balls to do.. Whatever the hell he wants!!  Me??  I used ping pong balls, golf balls, balls made of play dough, marbles (those were my favorite), and even dice!  I used to pretend I was Jeff, as Starman!  No telling how many exact I went through!  I CAN tell you - every tiny ball I could find, I used, trying to recreate those AWESOME scenes in Starman!  I still have some in my Starman collection!!  It remains one of my all-time ever films!  That film (or parts thereof) was filmed very close to my hometown of Chattanooga Tennessee... So upon being home once - I decided to make the trek to see what the locale looks like now.. Clicky to see!!  Jeff will 'always' be Starman, to me!!

Ain't that SO TRUE?!?​​

Yeah!! Jeff is amongst my ALL-TIME favorites - and a legend in his own right.. With that - let's get started... 👍

Jeff was born, Jeffrey Leon Bridges, on December 4, 1949- in Los Angeles, Cali.  Born into a line of entertainment...​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

His dad?  Lloyd Bridges... Brother?  Beau... Mother?  Dorothy (Bridges) Simpson (the famed actress & writer.)  He grew up here... in this Holmby Hills home.  Pretties?? It orta be... Neighbors?  Walt Disney, Cary Grant, & Hugh 'the HEFF' Hefner, just to name a few.  In fact - I am sure that twas perfectly the norm to see 'ol Cary Grant walking the cat, fosho!   Just another day in this beauty-wood.. a neighborly day for a neighbor.. VERY nice neighborhood for a boy to grow up!! ummhmm!  His silver screen debut came when he was one and a half - in the 1951 film, 'The Company She Keeps.'  Jeff and brother, Beau, were also regulars on their dad's tv shows.  Jeff high fiving his dad, was a common sight I am sure!! ;) 

Jeff attended high school here.  ​​Upon graduating.. He moved to New York, where he joined The Herbert Berghof Studio, in lower Manhattan (inside the famed Greenwich Village)... To 'study' acting.Scenario?? K! uhmmm...

 

{Hullo!  I'm Jeff Bridges!!  Perhaps you know my dad Lloyd?!?  Maybe my mom.. Dorothy Simpson?? I just finished growing up in Holmby Hills (not far from Walt Disney?)  I was pretty much raised on a television/film set!?  I just graduated - hopped a plane & came here... Whaddya plan to learn from me?? I mean... ehuum.. learn me??!?} 

 

I mean - yah know - if it were me... That's what I'd say.  Anyhoo - on top of his acting - Jeff is a seasoned photographer... According to Wiki - He has been an amateur photographer since high school, and began taking photographs on film sets during Starman, at the suggestion of co-star Karen Allen.  Over the years... Jeff has taken many-an-interesting photos from the sets of his films... 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5.Jeff has also done work in the voice over realm.  Lending his voice to the documentary Lost in La Mancha, & also narrated the documentaries National Geographic's Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West for IMAX.

His resume is lengthly.. And is found here.  He currently lives here.. ​​​

For as long as Jeff is around (& even LOOONG after he is gone)... Folks?  This man is LEGEND, if ever there was!  FoSho'Nuff!

 

Bridges has studied Buddhism and has described himself as "A Buddhistly bent guy." On most days, he meditates for half an hour before beginning work on a film set. He has learned Transcendental Meditation...(Nooo.. Jesus, Jeff.. Not Buddha; get on the train Dude!😉)

UPDATES:

On October 19, 2020, Bridges announced that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma and has gone through chemotherapy.

 

On September 12, 2021, Bridges announced his cancer was in remission: "My cancer is in remission — the 9×12 [inch; 230 mm × 300 mm] mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble". Bridges also announced he contracted COVID-19 while in treatment and noted it was a difficult experience which he said made cancer "look like a piece of cake." Bridges said he is now double vaccinated against COVID-19.. & FEELING BETTA😋

**On a side note:  don't think' I have EVER seen someone so profoundly GRATEFUL for the love and well-wishes he has received...

 

BTW - wanna see Jeff's 2021 Thanksgiving card??  And Christmas card??  And New Year card??

Jeff has also updated his fans on twitter with new photos..  In the hospital.. With his beautiful wife!!  Playing his awesome music!!  And lastly.. lounging with the Dude,, dog!😋 Looks great!  #thedude & #Starman?? (My favorite of ALL Jeff's BRILLIANT characters!😋)  Pssh.. You CANNOT keep a good man DOWN!! 😋


 

#JeffBridges ....

 



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VERILY cool story @ GQ.com on Jeff!!​​​​

For more?  Check out Jeff's Official site!!​​  Or follow his Twitter
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