Video Interview: A career retrospective with Jeff Bridges

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
December 13th, 2010

Click on the above image to see the video!

If there is one actor you want to be given an unlimited amount of time to sit down and converse with about their expansive career, it's Jeff Bridges.

The iconic actor has played more memorable characters than memory can serve, including Duane Jackson in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, Kevin Flynn in TRON, Bad Blake in last year's CRAZY HEART (a role for which Bridges finally received his long overdue Academy Award) and of course who could forget the philosopher for the modern man, Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, in the Coen Brothers' parable THE BIG LEWBOSKI. Not to mention a few up and coming instant classics, as Bridges returns to the unicode universe for TRON:LEGACY to play dual roles as an aged Kevin Flynn and a rejuvenated Clu 2.0. December is a busy month for Bridges, as he also reunites with the Coens for TRUE GRIT to star as the eye patch-wearing, six shooter-wielding Marshall Rooster Cogburn - a role whose boots were once filled by John Wayne.

If I didn't mention one of your favorite roles from Mr. Bridges, you can rest assure that we talk about all the above and more in our recent retrospective interview from the Lone Star International Film Festival. Yes, even Starman.

Check out this candid and revealing conversation with one of the most fascinating living legends of American cinema. He brings new definition to the phrase "down-to-earth bravado."

Photo Credit: Jonathan Zizzo, taken exclusively for Gordon and the Whale

Filmed on location at 8.0 Lounge in Ft. Worth. Edited by Andrew Conway.

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • Recent Post