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Biography #2 (for Surf's Up)

Jeff Bridges is one of Hollywood's most successful actors and 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 Shepherd. Three years later, he received his second Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Michael Cimino's Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. In 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.

Bridges most recently starred in Stick It for Touchstone Pictures. He also re-teamed for his second film with director Terry Gilliam, titled Tideland, in which he plays Noah, a drug addicted, has-been rock guitarist.

Bridges is currently in production on Paramount Pictures' and Marvel Studios' big-screen adaptation of Marvel's legendary Super Hero, Iron Man. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and will be released May 2, 2008. Bridges just finished filming A Dog Year for HBO Films/Picturehouse, based on the memoir by Jon Katz. The film is written and directed by George LaVoo and slated for a 2008 release. He will soon appear in The Amateurs, a comedy written and directed by Michael Traeger. In that film, 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.

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, the multi-award nominated The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Jagged Edge, Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Blown Away, Peter Weir's Fearless, and Martin Bell's American Heart, which earned Bridges an IFP/Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Actor.

Bridges' many other acting credits include The Door in the Floor (for which he earned an IFP/Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor), Arlington Road, The Muse, Simpatico, the Coen brothers' cult comedy The Big Lebowski, Ridley Scott's White Squall, Walter Hill's Wild Bill, John Huston's Fat City, The Mirror Has Two Faces, 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 Hearts of the West.

In 1983, Bridges founded the End Hunger Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. Bridges also produced the End Hunger televent, a three-hour live television broadcast focusing on educating and inspiring action to end world hunger.

Through his company, AsIs Productions, he produced Hidden in America, which starred his brother Beau. That television movie, produced for Showtime, was nominated for two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Beau Bridges. Current AsIs projects in development include The Giver, based on Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning novel.

One of Bridges' true passions is photography. Bridges' photos have been featured in several magazines, including Premiere and Aperture. He has also had gallery exhibits of his work in New York at the George Eastman House, in Los Angeles, London, and San Diego. In the fall of 2003, powerHouse Books published Pictures: Photographs By Jeff Bridges, a hardcover book containing a compilation of photos taken on numerous film locations over the years, to much critical acclaim. Proceeds from the book are donated to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a non-profit organization that offers charitable care and support to film-industry workers.

A few years ago, Bridges fulfilled a life-long dream by releasing his first album, Be Here Soon on Ramp Records, the Santa Barbara, California label he co¬founded with Michael McDonald and producer/singer/ songwriter Chris Pelonis.

Bridges, his wife Susan, and their three children divide their time between their home in Santa Barbara, California and their ranch in Montana.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Surf's Up" (10-Jun-2007)


Biography #3 (for Seabiscuit)

Jeff Bridges 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 Starynan; 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 novel.

One of Jeff's true passions is photography. While on the set of his movies, Jeff takes behind-the-scenes pictures of the actors, crew, and locations. After completion of each motion picture, he edits the images into a book and gives copies to everyone involved. Jeff's photos have been featured in several magazines including Premiere and Aperture, as well as in other publications worldwide. He has also had gallery exhibits of his work in Los Angeles and London.

The books, which have become valued by collectors, were never intended for public sale but in the fall of 2003, powerHouse Books will release a major hardcover book containing a compilation of Jeff Bridges photos taken on numerous film locations over the years.

Not long ago, Jeff fulfilled a lifelong dream by releasing his first album, Be Here Soon, on Ramp Records, the Santa Barbara, California label he co-founded with Michael McDonald and producer/singer/songwriter Chris Pelonis. The CD features guest appearances by vocalist/keyboardist Michael McDonald, Grammy-nominated Amy Holland and country-rock legend David Crosby. Ramp Records also released Michael McDonald's album Blue Obsession.

In his spare time, Jeff is also an accomplished painter. Jeff, his wife and three children divide their time between their home in Santa Barbara, California and their ranch in Montana.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Seabiscuit" (27-Jul-2003)


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