While reflecting on his career, Jeff Bridges is highlighting his loving family.
At the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday.
The actor was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by John Goodman.
Jeff Bridges Given that his late father Lloyd Bridges’ birthday coincided with the award ceremony, Bridges, 73, mentioned in his address that he was sporting his late father’s cuff links. At age 85, the actor passed away in 1998.
“Today, January 15, is the birthday of my father. His cufflinks are on mine. Without my father, I could not be up here “Bridges stated. “No, he is the cause of my being up here. I recall dad having a deep love for acting and the entertainment industry, and as a little child, I told him, “You know, Dad, I am not sure I want to be an actress.” What are you talking about, he asks. I said, “I want to do music and possibly art.” Jeff, stop being so silly, he warned. They will ask you to do anything you are interested in since you are an actor. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to tell all of these beautiful tales from the perspectives of various living individuals. This is a fantastic line of work.”
Bridges said his family has been “so supportive,” also highlighting his mom Dorothy — the “best actor of the bunch,” he said — and his siblings Beau, Cindy, plus his “gorgeous, wonderfully talented” wife Susan: “We’ve been married 48 years,” he proudly declared as the audience cheered. He also gave shoutouts to their kids: Isabelle, Jessica and Hayley.
Bridges discussed the life lessons he had acquired from his parents back in 2014, saying they “were amazing examples” for him.
“I did not find my father’s response to fame all that strange. He was such a Hollywood aficionado, and he enjoyed doing interviews and signing autographs “At the time, he stated. The joy he felt while working is what I actually learned from him, not just the fundamentals of acting.
Bridges co-starred alongside his father in Blown Away in 1994, a moment he still treasured: “I recall how genuine his excitement was when he first arrived on the set; it was contagious. It would pass through the neighbourhood. With happiness comes acceptance of the way things are, and with acceptance comes the ability to get out of your own way. You produce some quality work as a result.”
Bridges has been nominated for seven Academy Awards over the course of his career, first receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1971’s The Last Picture Show. Bridges has won one Oscar, for his performance in 2009’s Crazy Heart, for which he also received a Critics Choice Award.
In total, the actor has received three Critics Choice Award nominations in his career, including for his performances in 2010’s True Grit and 2016’s Hell or High Water.
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