So, first and foremost:
Happy Birthday Mr. Bridges! Hope you have a wonderful day.
And for Jeff Bridges’ 70th Birthday, I’ve decided to hold the Jeff Bridges Blogathon to honour this wonderful and often underrated actor.
As many of you know, I was introduced the wonderful world of movies through my parents’ Super 8 film collection (saved just in time from someone tossing them into the junkyard). And, it is amongst this wonderful collection that there was Lolly Madonna – XXX (and no, don’t get any ideas…that’s XXX as in kisses). The character who caught my attention was none other than Zack Feather played by Jeff Bridges. Since then, I’ve always enjoyed this artist and the movies he’s been in. From the up-to-no-good Jake (Bad Company) to Jack (The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Fisher King), be it Charles Howard (Seabiscuit) or Rooster Cogburn (True Grit) and those myriad other characters, every role he takes on is absolutely perfect.
Born on the 4th December 1949 as Jeffrey Leon Bridges, he has starred in movies such as The Fabulous Baker Boys, Tucker: The Man and his Dream, The Big Lebowski, The Fisher King, Crazy Heart, Hell or High Water, and and and the list goes on. It was year after year that I hoped this great actor would win the coveted Oscar and/or Golden Globe…finally 2010 came and Crazy Heart won him both awards. Photography is another gift of his and the shots I’ve seen are superb. As for his musical talents, those are fantastic too.
So, without further ado, here are the posts of my fellow bloggers in honour of today’s special birthday (I’ll update the entries as the day goes by…late entries welcome, including mine):
|vengonofuoridallefottutepareti (Sam Simon) – Crazy Heart (2009)|
|The Midnite Drive-In – The Big Lebowski (1998)|
|Realweegiemidget Reviews – Jagged Edge (1985)|
|Thoughts All Sorts – Lolly Madonna XXX (1973)|
|Taking Up Room – Tron (1982)|
|MovieRob – Tron (1982)|
|MovieRob – Tron Legacy (2010)|
|Dubsism – Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)|
|Diary of a Movie Maniac – Bad Company (1972)|
|Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies – The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)|