Jeff BRIDGES
* 04.12.1949, Los Angeles, USA

Schauspieler * Sohn von Lloyd Bridges und (jüngerer) Bruder von Beau Bridges * tritt gelegentlich in TV-Serien (seines Vaters) Sea Hunt (1957-60) und in The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962) auf * 1963 geht mit Repertoiretheater auf Tournee durch Neuengland (Anniversary Waltz) * nimmt Schauspielunterricht am Herbert Berghof Studio, New York * 1969 (Spiel)filmdebüt in Halls of Anger * 1971 feiert einen großen Erfolg bei Kritik (Oscar-Nominierung) und Publikum mit The Last Picture Show * zählt zu den wichtigsten Charakterdarstellern seiner Generation ("the most underappreciated great actor of his generation" The New York Times, 1992; "He's the best actor of his generation, bar none." John Carpenter) * 1991 Debüt als Produzent (American Heart) * Musiker und Songwriter - 1999 Veröffentlichung des ersten Soloalbums Be Here Now * macht sich einen Namen auch als Maler und Fotograf * Engagement für soziale Projekte (1983 Gründung von End Hunger Network)
FILMS
# Halls of Anger (1969-USA; R: Paul Bogart, B: John [Herman] Shaner, Al Ramrus, K: Burnett Guffey, M: Dave Grusin, D: Calvin Lockhart, Janet MacLachlan, James A. Watson, Jr, JB-Douglas) 98m-Drama (7003)
# The Last Picture Show (Die letzte Vorstellung, 1970-USA; R: Peter Bogdanovich, B: Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich, K: Robert Surtees, D: Timothy Bottoms, JB-Duane Jackson, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman & Cybill Shepherd) 118m-Drama (Roman von Larry McMurtry) (10-12; 7110)
# Fat City (Fat City, 1971-USA; R: John Huston, B: Leonard Gardner, K: Conrad L. Hall, MÜ: Marvin Hamlisch, D: Stacy Keach, JB-Ernie, Susan Tyrrell) 100m-Drama (Roman von Leonard Gardner) (06-07; 7207)
# Bad Company (In schlechter Gesellschaft, 1971-USA; R: Robert Benton, B: David Newman, Robert Benton, K: Gordon Willis, M: Harvey Schmidt, D: JB-Jake Ramsey, Barry Brown) 93m-Western (10; 7210)
# Lolly Madonna XXX / The Lolly Madonna War (1972-USA; R: Richard C. Sarafian, B: Rodney Carr-Smith, Sue Grafton, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Fred Myrow, D: Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, JB-Zack Feather, Scott Wilson, Season Hubley) 105m-Drama (Roman von Sue Grafton) (7302)
# The Last American Hero / Hard Driver (Der letzte Held Amerikas, 1973-USA; R: Lamont Johnson, B: William Roberts, K: George Silano, M: Charles Fox, D: JB-Elroy Jackson, Jr, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald) 95m-Actiondrama (7307)
# The Iceman Cometh (1973-USA; R: John Frankenheimer, B/text edited by/: Thomas Quinn Curtiss, K: Ralph Woolsey, D: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, JB-Don Parritt, Bradford Dillman) 101/239m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Eugene O'Neill) (7311)
# Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Die Letzten beißen die Hunde, 1973-USA; R+B: Michael Cimino, K: Frank Stanley, M: Dee Barton, D: Clint Eastwood, JB-Lightfoot) 114m-Roadmovie (07-09?07/09-?; 7405)
# Rancho Deluxe (Rancho Deluxe, 1974-USA; R: Frank Perry, B: Thomas McGuane, K: William A. Fraker, M: Jimmy Buffett, D: JB-Jack McKee, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley) 93m-Westernkomödie (04-?; 7503)
# Hearts of the West (Im Herz des Wilden Westens, 1975-USA; R: Howard Zieff, B: Rob Thompson, K: Mario Tosi, M: Ken Lauber, D: JB-Lewis Tater, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin) 102m-Komödie (7510)
# Stay Hungry (Mr. Universum, 1975/76-USA; R: Bob Rafelson, B: Charles Gaines, Bob Rafelson, K: Victor J. Kemper, M: Bruce Langhorne, Byron Berline, D: JB-Craig Blake, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger) 102m-Komödie (Roman von Charles Gaines) (7604)
# King Kong (King Kong, 1976-USA * John Guillermin ... Jack Prescott) (01-08; 7612)
# Winter Kills (Philadelphia Clan, 1976/78-USA; R: William Richert, K: Vilmos Zsigmond, D: JB-Nick Kegan, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone) 96m-Politthriller (Buch von Richard Condon) (7905)
# Somebody Killed Her Husband (Rendezvous mit Leiche, 1978-USA; R: Lamont Johnson, B: Reginald Rose, K: Andrew Laszlo, Ralf D. Bode, M: Alex North, D: Farrah Fawcett[-Majors], JB-Jerry Green) 97m-Krimikomödie (7809)
# The American Success Company / Success (The American Success Company, 1978/79-USA; R: William Richert, B: William Richert, Larry Cohen, K: Anthony B. Richmond, M: Maurice Jarre, D: JB-Harry Flowers, Bianca Jagger, Ned Beatty) 94m-Komödie (8003)
# Heaven's Gate (Heaven's Gate, 1979-USA; R+B: Michael Cimino, K: Vilmos Zsigmond, M: David Mansfield, D: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Isabelle Huppert, Joseph Cotten, JB-John L. Bridges) 149/219m-Western (04-10; 8011)
# Cutter's Way / Cutter and Bone (Cutter's Way - Keine Gnade, 1979/80-USA; R: Ivan Passer, B: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, K: Jordan Cronenweth, M: Jack Nitzsche, D: JB-Richard Bone, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn) 105m-Thrillerdrama (Roman von Newton Thornburg) (8103)
# Tron (Tron, 1981-USA; R: Steven Lisberger, K: Bruce Logan, D: JB-Kevin Flynn/Clu, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner) 96m-Sci-Fi-Action (8207)
# Kiss Me Goodbye (Liebesgrüße aus dem Jenseits, 1982-USA; R: Robert Mulligan, B: Charlie Peters, K: Don/ald Peterman, M: Ralph Burns, D: Sally Field, James Caan, JB-Rupert Baines) 101m-Komödie (Roman von Jorge Amado) (8212)
# Against All Odds (Gegen jede Chance, 1983-USA; R: Taylor Hackford, B: Eric Hughes, K: Donald E. Thorin, M: Michel Colombier, Larry Carlton, D: Rachel Ward, JB-Terry Brogan) 121/8m-Thriller (8403)
# Starman (Starman, 1984-USA; R: John Carpenter, B: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, K: Donald M. Morgan, M: Jack Nitzsche, D: JB-Starman, Karen Allen) 115m-Science-Fiction (8412)
# Jagged Edge (Das Messer, 1985-USA * Richard Marquand ... Jack Forrester) (01-03; 8510)
# 8 Million Ways to Die (8 Millionen Wege zu sterben, 1985-USA; R: Hal Ashby, B: Oliver Stone, David Lee Henry, K: Stephen H. Burum, M: James Newton Howard, D: JB-Matt/hew Scudder, Rosanna Arquette) 115m-Thriller (Buch/Roman von Lawrence Block) (8604)
# The Morning After (Der Morgen danach, 1986-USA; R: Sidney Lumet, B: James Hicks, K: Andrzej Bartkowiak, M: Paul Chihara, D: Jane Fonda, JB-Turner Kendall) 103m-Thriller (04-?; 8612)
# Nadine (Nadine - Eine kugelsichere Liebe, 1986-USA; R+B: Robert Benton, K: Nestor Almendros, M: Howard Shore, D: JB-Vernon Hightower, Kim Basinger) 82m-Krimikomödie (09-?; 8708)
# Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Tucker, 1987-USA; R: Francis Ford Coppola, K: Vittorio Storaro, D: JB-Preston Tucker, Joan Allen) 105/11m-Biografie (8808)
# See You in the Morning (Zweites Glück, 1988-USA; R+B: Alan J. Pakula, K: Donald McAlpine, M: Michael Small, D: JB-Larry Livingston, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett) 119m-Drama (02-04; 8904)
# The Fabulous Baker Boys (Die fabelhaften Baker Boys, 1988/89-USA; R+B: Steven Kloves, K: Michael Ballhaus, M: Dave Grusin, D: JB-Jack Baker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges) 113m-Musikerdrama (12-02/03; 8910)
# Texasville (Texasville, 1989-USA; R: Peter Bogdanovich, K: Nicholas von Sternberg, D: JB-Duane Jackson, Cybill Shepherd) 123m-Tragikomödie (Roman von Larry McMurtry) (9009)
# The Fisher King (König der Fischer, 1990-USA; R: Terry Gilliam, B: Richard LaGravenese, K: Roger Pratt, M: George Fenton, D: Robin Williams, JB-Jack Lucas) 137m-Tragikomödie (05-08; 9109)
# American Heart (American Heart - Die zweite Chance, 1991-USA; R: Martin Bell, B: Peter Silverman, K: James R. Bagdonas, M: James Newton Howard, D: JB-Jack Keely, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney) 113m-Drama (08-10; 9305)
# The Vanishing (Spurlos, 1992-USA; R: George Sluizer, K: Peter Suschitzky, D: JB-Barney, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis) 110m-Thriller (Roman von Tim Krabbe) (9302)
# Fearless (Fearless - Jenseits der Angst, 1992-USA * Peter Weir ... Max Klein) (Roman von Rafael Yglesias) (08-11; 9310)
# Blown Away (Explosiv - Blown Away, 1993-USA; R: Stephen Hopkins, B: Joe Batteer, John Rice, K: Peter Levy, M: Alan Silvestri, D: JB-Jimmy Dove, Tommy Lee Jones) 121m-Actionthriller (08-11; 9407)
# Wild Bill (Wild Bill, 1994-USA; R: Walter Hill, K: Lloyd Ahern II, D: JB-Wild Bill Hickok, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt) 97m-Western (Buch von Peter Dexter) (9512)
# White Squall (White Squall, 1995-USA; R: Ridley Scott, K: Hugh Johnson, D: JB-Kapitän Christopher Sheldon, Caroline Goodall) 127m-Abenteuerdrama (?Buch von Charles Gieg, Jr & Felix Sutton) (9602)
# The Mirror Has Two Faces (Liebe hat zwei Gesichter, 1995/96-USA; R: Barbra Streisand, B: Richard LaGravenese, K: Dante Spinotti, Andrzej Bartkowiak, M: Marvin Hamlisch, D: Barbra Streisand, JB-Gregory Larkin) 126m-Romantische Komödie (10-05; 9611)
# The Big Lebowski (The Big Lebowski, 1997-USA; R: Joel Coen, B: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, K: Roger Deakins, M: Carter Burwell, D: JB-Jeff Lebowski [Dude], John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi) 117m-Thrillerkomödie (01-04; 9803)
# Arlington Road (Arlington Road, 1998-USA; R: Mark Pellington, B: Ehren Kruger, K: Bobby Bukowski, M: Angelo Badalamenti, D: JB-Michael Faraday, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack) 119m-Psychothriller (02-04; 9907)
# The Muse (Die Muse, 1998-USA; R: Albert Brooks, B: Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson, K: Thomas E. Ackerman, M: Elton John, D: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell & JB-Jack Warrick) 96m-Satire (08-09; 9908)
# Simpatico (Simpatico, 1998-F/USA; R: Matthew Warchus, B: Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls, K: John Toll, M: Stewart Copeland, D: Nick Nolte, JB-Lyle Carter, Sharon Stone) 103/6m-Psychothriller (10-12; 9912)
# The Contender (Rufmord - Jenseits der Moral, 1999-USA * Rod Lurie ... Jackson Evans) (08-10?11; 0010)
# Scenes of the Crime (2000-USA/D; R: Dominique Forma, B: Dan[iel] Golka, Amit Mehta, K: James R. Bagdonas, M: Christopher Young, D: JB-Jimmy Berg, Jon Abrahams) 94m-Thrillerdrama (10-?; 0306-E)
# K-PAX / K-PAX - Alles ist möglich (2000/01-USA/D/GB; R: Iain Softley, B: Charles Leavitt, K: John Mathieson, M: Ed/ward Shearmur, D: Kevin Spacey, JB-Mark Powell) 120m-Psychodrama (Roman von Gene Brewer) (11-03; 0110)
# Masked and Anonymous (Masked and Anonymous, 2002-USA/GB; R: Larry Charles, B: Sergei Petrov=Bob Dylan, Rene Fontaine=Larry Charles, K: Rogier Stoffers, D: Bob Dylan, JB-Tom Friend, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson) 112m-Drama (06-07; 0307)
# Seabiscuit (Seabiscuit - Mit dem Willen zum Erfolg, 2002/03-USA * Gary Ross ... Charles Howard) (Buch von Laura Hillenbrand) (0307)
# The Door in the Floor (The Door in the Floor - Die Tür der Versuchung, 2003-USA; R: Tod Williams, K: Terry Stacey, D: JB-Ted Cole, Kim Basinger) 111m-Drama (Roman von John Irving) (0407)
# The Moguls / The Amateurs (2004-USA; R+B: Michael Traeger, K: Denis Maloney, M: Nic. tenBroek, D: JB-Andy Sargentee, Ted Danson, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham, Glenne Headly, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Isaiah Washington) 100m-Komödie (05-07?08; 0604-GB)
# Tideland (2004-GB/CDN; R: Terry Gilliam, K: Nicola Pecorini, D: Jodelle Ferland, Brendan Fletcher, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly & JB-Noah) 117m-Fantasydrama (Roman von Mitch Cullin) (0608)
# Stick It (Rebell in Turnschuhen, 2005-USA; R+B: Jessica Bendinger, K: Daryn Okada, M: Mike Simpson, D: JB-Burt Vickerman, Missy Peregrym) 103m-Sportkomödie (06-08; 0604)
# Iron Man (Iron Man, 2007-USA * Jon Favreau ... Obadiah Stane) (03-06; 0805)
# How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (New York für Anfänger, 2007-GB; R: Robert B. Weide, B: Peter Straughan, K: Oliver Stapleton, M: David Arnold, D: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst / JB-Clayton Harding) 111m-Komödie (Buch von Toby Young) (07-08; 0810)
# The Open Road (2008-USA; R: Michael Meredith, K: Yaron Orbach, D: JB-Kyle Garrett, Justin Timberlake) 90m-Tragikomödie (02-03; 0908)
# Crazy Heart (Crazy Heart, 2008-USA; R+B: Scott Cooper, K: Barry Markowitz, M: Stephen Bruton & T-Bone Burnett, D: JB-Bad Blake, Maggie Gyllenhaal) 112m-Musikerdrama (Roman von Thomas Cobb) (08-10; 0912)
# The Men Who Stare at Goats (Männer, die auf Ziegen starren, 2008-USA; R: Grant Heslov, B: Peter Straughan, K: Robert Elswit, M: Rolfe Kent, D: George Clooney, JB-Bill Django, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey) 93m-Satire (frei nach Buch von Jon Ronson) (10-11; 0911)
# Tron: Legacy (Tron: Legacy, 2009-USA; d: Joseph Kosinski, B: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, K: Claudio Miranda, M: Daft Punk, D: JB-Kevin Flynn/Clu, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde) 125m-Sci-Fi-Action (04-07; 1012)
# True Grit (True Grit, 2010-USA; d+B: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, K: Roger Deakins, M: Carter Burwell, D: JB-Rooster Cogburn, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin) 110m-Westerndrama (Roman von Charles Portis) (03-06; 1012)
# R.I.P.D. (R.I.P.D., 2011/12-USA; R: Robert Schwentke, B: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, K: Alwin Küchler, M: Christophe Beck, D: Jeff Bridges: Roy Pulsipher * Ryan Reynolds: Nick Walker) 96m-Fantasykomödie (Comic von Peter M. Lenkov) (09-01; 1307)
# Seventh Son (Seventh Son, 2012-USA; R: Sergej Bodrov, B: Charles Leavitt, Steven Knight, K: Newton Thomas Sigel, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Jeff Bridges: John Gregory, Ben Barnes: Tom Ward, Alicia Vikander: Alice, Kit Harington: Mr. Bradley, Olivia Williams: Mam Ward, Antje Traue: Bony Lizzie & Djimon Hounsou: Radu & Julianne Moore: Mutter Malkin) 102m-Fantasy (Buch=Roman The Spook's Apprentice von Joseph Delaney, 2004) (03-06; 1502)
# The Giver (Hüter der Erinnerung - The Giver, 2013/14-USA; R: Phillip Noyce, B: Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, K: Ross Emery, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Jeff Bridges: Hüter der Erinnerung * Meryl Streep: Chefin des Ältestenrates) 97m-Science-Fiction (Buch=Roman von Lois Lowry, 1993) (10-02; 1408)
AWARDS
Career Achievement Award [National Board of Review 2004]
Donostia-Preis (für sein Lebenswerk) [Filmfestival San Sebastián 2004]
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