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JEFF BRIDGES, who was last seen starring opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in the smash hit Iron Man, is one of Hollywood's most successful actors and is a four-time Academy Award® nominee. 

Jeff 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, Rod Lurie's political thriller co-starring Gary Oldman and Joan Allen, in which Bridges played the President of the United States.

Jeff recently appeared in The Amateurs, a comedy written and directed by Michael Traeger, in which citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis (Bridges), come together to make an adult film. Last year he was in his second film with director Terry Gilliam titled Tideland where he played Noah, a drug addicted, has-been, rock guitarist as well as Stick It for Touchstone Pictures where he played the coach of a team of rule-abiding gymnasts.

The actor's multi-faceted career has cut a wide swathe across all genres. He has starred in numerous box office hits including Gary Ross' Seabiscuit, 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). That film earned Bridges an IFP/Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Actor.

In the summer of 2004, he appeared opposite Kim Bassinger in The Door in the Floor for director Todd Williams and Focus Features that earned him an IFP/Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. He has also appeared in the suspense thriller Arlington Road (co-starring Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack, directed by Mark Pellington.)

He 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.

Bridges' other acting credits include K-PAX, Masked and Anonymous, Stay Hungry, 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 S

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