Jeff Bridges


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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
December 04, 1949

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Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor and producer. He comes from a well-known acting family and began his first televised acting in 1958 as a child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother Beau on television's Sea Hunt. Among his best-known major motion films are: Tron (and its sequel), Fearless, Iron Man, The Contender, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Jagged Edge, Against All Odds, The Fisher King, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Seabiscuit, Arlington Road, and The Big Lebowski. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart and earned his sixth Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in 2010's True Grit.

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The Dude and the Zen Master

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Pictures by Jeff Bridges

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Cooking Up An End To Childh...

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Le dude et le maître zen

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Il Drugo e il maestro zen

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Surf's Up: The Art and Maki...

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You Caught Me Kissing: A Lo...

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Wasting Libby: The True Sto...

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“A famous Japanese Zen master, Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, said that unless you can explain Zen in words that a fisherman will comprehend, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Some fifty years ago a UCLA professor told me the same thing about applied mathematics. We like to hide from the truth behind foreign-sounding words or mathematical lingo. There’s a saying: The truth is always encountered but rarely perceived. If we don’t perceive it, we can’t help ourselves and we can’t much help anyone else.”
Jeff Bridges, The Dude and the Zen Master

“Hope's interesting, isn't it? I can't turn hope off, it's hopeless.”
Jeff Bridges, The Dude and the Zen Master

“You’ve got to take care of yourself on the path, not just when you cross the goal line, because don’t forget, wherever you are, that’s the goal line.”
Jeff Bridges, The Dude and the Zen Master

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