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Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jeff Bridges

15 February 2011 2:17 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Actor Jeff Bridges has enjoyed an impressive big-screen career playing a broad range of characters from the President of the United States to an alien, and yet he is often called one of the most underrated actors of his time. For his acclaimed role as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit," Bridges is nominated for an Oscar for the sixth time -- he won Best Actor last year for "Crazy Heart."

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Jeff Bridges may be Hollywood royalty, but deep down he's just The Dude

29 January 2011 4:08 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jeff Bridges is cinematic giant known as much for his laid-back attitude as his screen roles. Now he is up for an Oscar in a reprise of the True Grit role made famous by John Wayne

At a recent soiree in the rarefied surrounds of the Paley Centre in Beverly Hills, Jeff Bridges attended an unusual movie premiere. Instead of a film featuring him playing a big role, the movie was about his life.

As part of PBS's American Masters series, the star-struck crowd at Paley watched an 82-minute documentary detailing Bridges's escapades in Hollywood. Afterwards he indulged in a Q&A with the crowd. The experience, he said, had been just like watching a "giant home movie".

So it should be. For Bridges, who grew up next to Beverly Hills, has spent most of his life in the Hollywood system. He was born into a showbusiness family, had his »

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