As Michael Faraday, JEFF BRIDGES is
a widowed college history professor and single parent, haunted
not only by his wife's tragic death but by his suspicious new
neighbors across the street.
One of Hollywood's most successful actor/producers, Bridges is
a three-time Academy Award nominee. He earned his first Oscar
nod in 1971 for Best Supporting Actor in Peter Bogdanovich's The
Last Picture Show, co-starring Cybill Shepherd. Three years
later he received his second nomination, again for Best Supporting
Actor, in Michael Cimino's Thunderbolt & Lightfoot.
By 1984, he landed top kudos with a Best Actor nomination for
Starman. That performance also earned him a Golden Globe
Bridges' multi-faceted career has cut a wide swathe across all
genres. He has starred in numerous box office hits including Terry
Gilliam's offbeat comedic drama The Fisher King, co-starring
Robin Williams; the multi-nominated The Fabulous Baker Boys,
co-starring his brother Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; The
Jagged Edge opposite Glenn Close; Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker:
The Man And His Dream; Blown Away, co-starring his late father
Lloyd Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones; Peter Weir's Fearless
with Isabella Rossellini and Rosie Perez; and Martin Bell's American
Heart with Edward Furlong, produced by Bridges' company AsIs
Productions. That film earned him an IFP/West Spirit Award in
He recently starred in The Muse, an Albert Brooks comedy
starring Brooks, Sharon Stone and Andie MacDowell, and Simpatico,
the screen version of Sam Shepard's play co-starring Nick Nolte,
Sharon Stone and Albert Finney. In 1998, he starred in the Coen
Brothers' comedy The Big Lebowski. Prior to that role,
Bridges starred in Ridley Scott's White Squall, Walter
Hill's Wild Bill and Barbra Streisand's romantic comedy
The Mirror Has Two Faces.
His other acting credits include: Stay Hungry, Fat City, Bad
Company, Against All Odds, Cutter's Way, The Vanishing, Texasville,
The Morning After, Nadine, Rancho Deluxe, See You In The Morning,
Eight Million Ways to Die, The Last American Hero and Hearts
of the West.
Through his production company, AsIs Productions, he produced
Hidden In America, which starred Beau Bridges. The television
movie, produced for Showtime, received a Golden Globe nomination
in 1996 for Best TV/Cable Film and garnered a Screen Actors Guild
nod for Best Actor for Beau Bridges. The film was also nominated
for two Emmy Awards. Current AsIs projects in development include
The Giver, based on Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning
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