Down at the local Odeon to see 'Crazy Heart' on a bitingly cold Sunday afternoon, in which Jeff Bridges is playing Bad Blake, a down-at-heel country and western singer. The film is dedicated to the late Stephen Bruton, who died shortly after working on the soundtrack of this movie. Bridges sings and plays the role with his natural humanity. Not a false move from this man. Not afraid to be seen with his belly over his pants lying on a bathroom floor. That night he won an Oscar for this role - or perhaps more specifically for a professional lifetime. He first appeared uncredited in a movie as a young baby. He was a baby at the time. That same night I watched him as Bill Django in 'The Men Who Stare At Goats'. I like to think Jeff would have approved.
Check out his hand-drawn and illustrated website
Longtime one of my favourite actors - certainly since the brilliant 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot' with Clint Eastwood.
Podcast by Charlie Schroeder on the Lebowski Fest, a two-day celebration of all things Big Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley in California, wouldn't you know it.
'Starman' was great and 'Tron' was terrific.
IRON MAN 2
The Coen Brothers remake of 'True Grit'.
See also: Total Recall: Jeff Bridges' Best Movies
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