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Don Gordon, Actor in ‘Bullitt’ and ‘Papillon,’ Dies at 90

Don Gordon, Actor in ‘Bullitt’ and ‘Papillon,’ Dies at 90
Character actor Don Gordon, who appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen in “Bullitt,” “Papillon,” and “The Towering Inferno,” died April 24 in Los Angeles, according to his wife.

Gordon, who often played tough cops and gangsters, was Emmy-nominated for “The Defenders” in 1962. His first major television role came in “The Blue Angels,” which ran in 1960-61.

In “Bullitt,” he played Delgetti, the partner of McQueen’s detective character. In “Papillon,” he was the inmate Julot; he was a fire captain in “The Towering Inferno.”

His early TV roles included roles in McQueen’s 1959 “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” “Peyton Place,” “Border Patrol,” “U.S. Marshal,” and “Twilight Zone” episodes “The Four of Us Are Dying” and “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross.” His other 1960s TV appearances included “The Lloyd Bridges Show,” “Channing,” “Empire,” “The Fugitive,” and “The Outer Limits.”

In the 1970s, he appeared in “Columbo” and starred in the TV series “Lucan” in 1977-78. His film appearances included Dennis Hopper
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Don Gordon, Actor in ‘Bullitt’ and ‘Papillon,’ Dies at 90

Don Gordon, Actor in ‘Bullitt’ and ‘Papillon,’ Dies at 90
Character actor Don Gordon, who appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen in “Bullitt,” “Papillon,” and “The Towering Inferno,” died April 24 in Los Angeles, according to his wife.

Gordon, who often played tough cops and gangsters, was Emmy-nominated for “The Defenders” in 1962. His first major television role came in “The Blue Angels,” which ran in 1960-61.

In “Bullitt,” he played Delgetti, the partner of McQueen’s detective character. In “Papillon,” he was the inmate Julot; he was a fire captain in “The Towering Inferno.”

His early TV roles included roles in McQueen’s 1959 “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” “Peyton Place,” “Border Patrol,” “U.S. Marshal,” and “Twilight Zone” episodes “The Four of Us Are Dying” and “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross.” His other 1960s TV appearances included “The Lloyd Bridges Show,” “Channing,” “Empire,” “The Fugitive,” and “The Outer Limits.”

In the 1970s, he appeared in “Columbo” and starred in the TV series “Lucan
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Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jeff Bridges

Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jeff Bridges
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."

Get to know one of America's favorite stars!
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Jeff Bridges may be Hollywood royalty, but deep down he's just The Dude

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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Best Actor Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

2010 Best Actor Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Jeff Bridges for finally getting his props with last night's win for "Crazy Heart"! He's now officially lost the title of "Most Underrated Actor of His Generation." In the spirit of Jeff's victory, we at The Interview thought it appropriate to share this article, which originally appeared in the July 1999 issue of Venice Magazine. Enjoy, and well-done, Jeff!

Building Bridges

By

Alex Simon

Jeff Bridges is arguably the most underrated great American actor since the late Robert Ryan. A performer of incredible range, whose myriad of characterizations over the past 30 years leave the filmgoer with a continued sense of awe and admiration, Bridges' refusal to fit a mold on-screen might be the very thing that has kept him from becoming a conventional movie star. It's also the thing that has kept his work so fascinating, and so brilliant.

Born
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Exclusive: Oscar Nominee Jeff Bridges on Crazy Heart - The Rt Interview

With an impressive career spanning 50 years, Jeff Bridges started out as a young whippersnapper on his dad's 1960s TV series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. Since then, he's starred in classics such as Tron, Bad Company, The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Last Picture Show, for which he was Oscar nominated. But he will continue to be best remembered for his iconic turn as The Dude in the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. This month, Bridges received his fifth Oscar nomination for Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart. He stars as down-on-his-luck country singer "Bad" Blake and is favourite to take home...
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Crazy for Him

When Jeff Bridges was approached with the script for "Crazy Heart" and was asked to play its leading man, Bad Blake—a boozing, womanizing, once-great country singer reduced to performing in bowling alleys and small-town bars—he saw vast potential in the role. And he turned it down. Now, earning some of the best reviews in his heavily lauded career for the role, and with "Crazy Heart" almost guaranteed to garner him his fifth Oscar nomination, does Bridges feel sort of silly for initially taking a pass? "Nah," he says in that unmistakable, easygoing drawl. "I usually try not to work. That's my Mo."That tactic doesn't seem to be working out for Bridges, who despite his purported resistance has turned in dozens of memorable performances over the past four decades. He has played a friendly alien ("Starman"), a hip president ("The Contender"), and a supervillain ("Iron Man"). For better or worse,
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