The 70-year-old actor shared the news publicly through social media on Monday, referencing his The Big Lebowski character as he did so.
Actor Jeff Bridges announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. He started his post off with a reference to "The Big Lebowski," writing: "As the Dude would say… New sh- has come to light." "I have been diagnosed with lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that […]
Charles Portis, the author whose 1968 novel “True Grit” inspired two beloved big-screen Westerns, died Monday at the age of 86.The Arkansas native had struggled with failing health for several years, according to his brother, Jonathan, who confirmed the death to the Arkansas Times.Portis was born in 1933 in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Samuel Palmer Portis and Alice Waddell Portis. He served in the Marines during the Korean War before going on to study journalism at the University of Arkansas.He was a newspaper reporter before going on to write fiction, having written for Fayetteville’s Northwest Arkansas Times, Memphis’ Commercial Appeal, the Arkansas Gazette, and Newsweek. He went on to become the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, according to an obituary his family prepared for the Ruebel Funeral Home which was obtained by to the Arkansas Times.Also Read: 'M*A*S*H' Actress Kellye Nakahara Dies After Battle With CancerHis 1968 novel “True Grit” was his biggest success. It inspired a 1969 John Wayne film, and later the 2010 film starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld. It follows the story of a young farm girl who hires a drunken lawman to catch the outlaw who murdered her father. They go on a quest along with a Texas Ranger to track down the villain, and on that adventure, the strength of their “grit” is tested.Portis’ other work includes comic fiction like “Norwood,” “The Dog of the South,” “Masters of Atlantis,” and “Gringos,” as well as a collection of his shorter works called “Escape Velocity.”Read original story Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ Novelist, Dies at 86 At TheWrap
Jeff Bridges is taking on his first TV role, starring as a retired CIA officer in “The Old Man,” a drama based on Thomas Perry’s novel of the same name, for FX. “The Old Man” is from the team behind Starz’s “Black Sails.” Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine will write the script and executive produce alongside Dan Shotz. Bridges is an executive producer along with Warren Littlefield and David Schiff. Here is the description of the series from FX: Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” centers on “Dan Chase” (Bridges) who...
A Stella Artois ad bringing together an unlikely pair, Carrie Bradshaw and the Dude, is set to air at the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
The Dude still abides. Jeff Bridges tweeted out a teaser video of himself appearing as his iconic character from “The Big Lebowski,” the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic on Thursday morning. “Can’t be living in the past man. Stay tuned,” Bridges tweeted. The video shows Bridges, dressed as The Dude (aka Jeffrey Lebowski), turning to the camera looking down while wearing sunglasses and laughing. It then concludes with a tumbleweed going past a red carpet and revealing “2.3.19.” That, of course, is the day of Super Bowl LIII, and it’s unclear at this point whether Bridges is appearing in a Super Bowl ad, or if there are plans for something larger that will be revealed on that day. Representatives for Bridges declined to comment. The video also ends with a trademark for “Universal City Studios,” and representatives for Universal did not immediately respond to comment. Also Read: Jeff Bridges Wants a 'Starman' Reunion: 'Karen Allen and I Have Been Jammin' on Different Ideas' (Exclusive) There has long been speculation about a “Big Lebowski” reunion, reboot or sequel. For the film’s 20th anniversary in October 2018, Bridges appeared with co-stars Steve Buscemi and John Goodman for a lengthy “Today” show interview. John Turturro also revived his character Jesus Quintana, the trash-talking bowler in “The Big Lebowski,” for a planned spinoff film called “Going Places.” During last year’s Super Bowl, Chris Hemsworth faked people out into thinking there might be a new “Crocodile Dundee” movie. So maybe you don’t think there’s a chance at another “Lebowski” movie, but that’s just like, your opinion, man. Watch the video Bridges shared below: Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/zL2CLYhGAM — Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) January 24, 2019 Read original story Jeff Bridges Appears as His ‘Big Lebowski’ Character in Short Teaser (Video) At TheWrap
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 76th Golden Globes on Jan. 6, 2019. Bridges has starred in films like “The Big Lebowski,” “Crazy Heart,” “True Grit,” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys.” “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 […]
The real-life inspiration for Jeff Bridges's character, “the Dude,” reveals what it was like to be the inspiration behind the cult classic.
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Jeff Bridges stopped by Watch What Happens Live, and Andy Cohen asked him to play a round of Plead the Fifth, and, lucky for us, he didn’t plead the Fifth on one question. “Your iconic character, the Dude, was a big pot smoker in The Big Lebowski. In real life, what is the hardest drug you’ve ever tried?” Cohen asked.
"The Only Living Boy in New York" cast members Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, and Kiersey Clemons talk about whether New York has lost some of its edge.
Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, American spy team known as Stateman (Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal) talk to Yahoo Movies at Comic-Con
New trailer for 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' directed by Matthew Vaughn, with Taron Egerton, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry
Jeff Bridges finally sold his mansion in Montecito, Calif., for $16M. This comes two years after he originally put the house on the market at $29.5M.
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Jeff Bridges follows his "Riders Up!" call at Kentucky Derby with a clip from 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle" focused on his and Bluegrass State's role
Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski was brought back to life on Hollywood Boulevard, but this time, he was the one who delivered a eulogy for a friend, and it ended with “Good afternoon, sweet prince,” rather than good night. At John Goodman’s Walk of Fame ceremony, Jeff Bridges donned “The Dude’s” signature, quirky, knit sweater, and delivered a typically rambling and hilarious rendition of the eulogy that Walter reads over Donny’s grave in the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic The Big Lebowski. Bridges asked Goodman to hold his suit and bag for him, and as he drew out “The Dude’s” poncho-like garment, a loud cheer erupted from the crowd when they realized one of cinema’s most iconic slackers was about to be reincarnated in front of them.
Kate Hudson’s celebrity crush is Jeff Bridges. The Jeff Bridges fan club just gained another famous member, as Kate Hudson recently revealed she’s quite fond of the 67-year-old Oscar winner. Unfortunately for Kate, she’s got a lot of competition — you know, aside from his wife of nearly 40 years, Susan Geston.
Iron Man is one of the most influential comic book movies of all time — and Jeff Bridges says he played a bigger role than the villain. The actor teamed up with director Jon Favreau and actor Robert Downey Jr. to rework the script with just weeks to go before shooting. “Iron Man — we read the script, and it wasn’t really right, you know?