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JEFF BRIDGES (Charles Howard) is one of Hollywood's most successful actors and is a four-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 Shepard. Three years later, he received his second Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Michael Cimino's Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. By 1984, he landed top kudos with a Best Actor nomination for Starman; that performance also earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In 2001, he was honored with another Golden Globe nomination and his fourth Oscar® nomination for his role in The Contender.

Bridges' most recent film was Universal's K-PAX, a drama co-starring Kevin Spacey. He has also completed the independent thriller Scenes of the Crime, as well as the ensemble piece Masked and Anonymous, directed by Larry Charles and featuring an all-star cast, including Bob Dylan, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Lange and John Goodman.

The actor's multifaceted 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-award 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 Rosselini and Rosie Perez) and Martin Bell's American Heart (with Edward Furlong, produced by Bridges' company AsIs Productions). American Heart earned Bridges an IFP/Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Actor.

In the spring of 1999, he appeared in the suspense thriller Arlington Road (costarring Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack, directed by Mark Pellington). He recently played a major featured role in The Muse (an Albert Brooks comedy starring Brooks, Sharon Stone and Andie McDowell) and he starred in Simpatico, the screen version of Sam Shepard's play (with Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney). In 1998, he starred in the Coen Brothers' cult comedy The Big Lebowski. Before that, he starred in Ridley Scott's White Squall, Walter Hill's Wild Bill, John Huston's Fat City, and Barbara Streisand's romantic comedy The Mirror Has Two Faces.

In the fall of 2000, Bridges received excellent reviews for his role as President of the United States in Rod Lurie's political thriller The Contender, co-starring Gary Oldman and Joan Allen.

Bridges' 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 Heart of the West.

In 1983 Jeff founded the End Hunger Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. Jeff produced the End Hunger televent, a three-hour live television broadcast focusing on world hunger. The televent featured Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, Burt Lancaster, Bob Newhart, Kenny Loggins and other leading film, television and music stars in an innovative production to educate and inspire action.

Through his company, AsIs Productions, he produced Hidden in America, which starred his brother Beau. That 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 Award-winning

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