Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Great Actor - Great Guy - Big Lebowski

I've been away from the Land of the Painted Possum for a while, due to LIFE. But it's time to talk about one of my favorite guys.

Most of you have probably heard about Jeff Bridges' loving and gracious tribute to his wife, Sue, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. When he was asked about his family life, he asked his wife to come to the podium with him to answer the question.

I've been a Jeff Bridges fan since I saw him in Rancho Deluxe in 1975. Have you ever loved a movie just because of one single line of funny dialogue?

And of course everybody remembers The Last Picture Show. That was before Rancho Deluxe. Then there was Starman in 1984, a Sci-Fi love story and truly one of the best movies ever filmed. Tucker, the Man and His Dream in 1988 was fabulous; The Fabulous Baker Boys was fabulous; See You in the Morning was sweet, Texasville, 1990, wonderful. The list is too long to include every stellar Jeff Bridges movie.

But, what about The Big Lebowski, 1998! This is the funniest movie in the world! Am I exagerating? Everybody who has ever seen The Big Lebowski says the same thing!

So now we have Crazy Heart, 2009, winning awards already, with Bridges playing an alcoholic former country-western star, Bad Blake, who's reduced to playing bowling alleys. I've heard that this one is definitely Academy Award material.

I haven't seen it yet, but I have no doubt that this will be a good one!


Joanne Cage! said...

Great guy, great actor. Starman was wonderful.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Gotta see Crazy Heart. He's just too sexy for his hat.

Camille said...

Is that Roy Burkett?

Camille said...

Is he related to "The Big Ragu?"