THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Three time Academy Award nominee JEFF BRIDGES (the Dude),
is regarded as one of today's most talented and sought-after leading
men. His recent films include Barbra Streisand's The Mirror
Has Two Faces, Walter Hill's Wild Bill and Ridley Scott's
White Squall. In 1994, Bridges made his first foray into
the action film genre in Blown Away, while in 1993 received
widespread acclaim for his performance in Peter Weir's Fearless
and was honored with the 1993 IFP/Spirit Award for Best Actor
for the critically acclaimed American Heart, on which he
also made his producing debut.
Bridges earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting
Actor in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, and
received a second nod in the same category the following year
for his role in Michael Cimino's Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
Starman brought him his third Academy Award nomination,
this time as Best Actor, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
In recent years he has also starred in a variety of popular film
hits including The Fisher King, The Fabulous Baker Boys and
His extensive list of film credits includes Fat City, Stay
Hungry, Texasville, Tucker, Nadine, The Morning After, Stay Hungry,
Against All Odds, Tron, Heaven's Gate, 8 Million Ways to Die,
Cutter's Way, Winter Kills, The Vanishing, See You in the Morning
and many others.
In 1988, Bridges became the youngest actor to be honored by the
National Film Theater in London with a three-week, 18 film tribute.
Two years later he was named NATO's (National Association of Theater
Owners) Male Star of the Year.
In addition to American Heart, Bridges production company,
As Is Productions, has produced Showtime's multi-award nominated
Hidden In America, starring brother Beau. He is also developing
the Newberry Award winning young people's novel The Giver,
with Joe Johnston (Jumanji) set to direct in the fall on
An accomplished musician and composer, Bridges has written over
70 songs. He is also a painter and photographer.
The Big Lebowski marks Jeff Bridges debut in a Coen brothers
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