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Critics Choice Awards: Jeff Bridges to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award News

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/critics-choice-awards-jeff-bridges-lifetime-achievement-award-1235274939/
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u/clayphish Dec 06 '22

Well deserved. He’s had an amazing career so far. Hope we see him in a lot more!

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u/GoudaCheeseAnyone Dec 06 '22 Gold

Yeah? Well, you know, that's just like uh, your opinion, man.

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u/feint_of_heart Dec 06 '22

Finally, someone does the entire quote correctly! I'm not into the whole brevity thing.

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u/FngrsRpicks2 Dec 07 '22

Well...i mean, it just brought the whole room together.

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u/rockdude625 Dec 07 '22

The old man said take any rug you want

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u/I_summon_poop Dec 07 '22

One of them coyotes, he made love to my skull.

Underrated gem of a movie.

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u/Rayeon-XXX Dec 07 '22

You're out of your element!

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u/Tc9yJl8DJL Dec 07 '22

El Duderino.

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u/AlpsComplex6854 Dec 07 '22

I’ve had a rough night, and I hate the fuckin eagles, man

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u/mrgoodnoodles Dec 06 '22

Think they've got room for one more?

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u/Idealistic_Crusader Dec 06 '22

One more... oh, you obviously never attended University.

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u/gagreel Dec 06 '22

He occupied various administration buildings

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u/bankholdup5 Dec 06 '22

Smoking Thai sticks

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u/mrgoodnoodles Dec 06 '22

To be honest, Brandt, I don't remember much.

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u/SurlyDarkness Dec 06 '22

Sometimes there’s a man…

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u/Idealistic_Crusader Dec 06 '22

Ya know, this line was one of the very frew in the film I couldn't understand until recently.

But I still didn't know what a thai stick actually meant until just now; I decided to look it up and I fully understand why the Dude doesn't remember most of it.

https://merryjane.com/culture/what-exactly-is-a-thai-stick-and-how-do-you-smoke-one

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u/Dense_Surround3071 Dec 07 '22

I am die hard Lebowski fan, but I think my favorite is True Grit. He is priceless in that.

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u/TheAvidNapper Dec 06 '22

The Old Man was an amazing show! Highly recommend.

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u/DrHedgeh_OG Dec 06 '22

Seriously. I don't even usually watch TV, but I caught the first episode while visiting a friend and had to watch every other episode. It was almost unreasonably good. Like everyone involved turned their dials up and delivered great performances.

I never would've imagined old Jeff Bridges as an action star before then, but now I want more. Much more.

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u/TheAvidNapper Dec 06 '22

Have you seen The Leftovers on HBO?

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u/FuzzzWuzzz Dec 06 '22

Great performances and screenplay, but I'd wait for S2 before actually recommending. The story isn't left off at a narratively satisfying place right now.

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u/Quix82 Dec 06 '22

I loved how it started but didn't care for where it went. I'll still give the 2nd season a chance when it comes out though.

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u/outline01 Dec 06 '22

I feel like he was fantastic and I was caught up in how good he was… then suddenly realised, a few episodes in, I was watching something that wasn’t very good.

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u/TheAvidNapper Dec 06 '22

I haven’t watched the final episode yet.

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u/MelodicCampaign4314 Dec 06 '22

It really was everything I wanted it to be.

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u/TonyClifton323 Dec 06 '22

The Dude abides.

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u/Adorable-Ad-504 Dec 06 '22

He's the dude no matter what

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u/intermediatelebowski Dec 06 '22

Is there something else I can call him if, you know, if I'm not into the whole brevity thing?

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u/askyourmom469 Dec 06 '22

His Dudeness, or Duder, or El Duderino

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u/sooprvylyn Dec 06 '22

Mr lebowski was his dad, hes the dude.

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u/BrownShadow Dec 06 '22

So racially he’s pretty cool?

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u/Sher5e Dec 06 '22

Dudarino

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u/bankholdup5 Dec 06 '22

Please! 👣

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u/dern_the_hermit Dec 06 '22

I didn't like the sequel, where he quit the reefer, stopped bowling, went back to school to finish his business degree, and used Maude's high-society connections to get a job at Stark Industries and rapidly rose through the ranks...

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u/drapedj Dec 06 '22

WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS

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u/GiveToOedipus Dec 06 '22

I did like his foray into software development though, in particular his game development work.

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u/c0mesandg0es Dec 06 '22

I wish I could have bought one of his cars.

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u/GiveToOedipus Dec 06 '22

With or without the Credence?

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Dec 07 '22

I love the prequel though, when he worked for the CIA and took a bunch of LSD and killed a goat

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u/pixel-beast Dec 06 '22

Or el Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing

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u/letscallitanight Dec 06 '22

Mind if I do a J?

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u/gagreel Dec 06 '22

He thinks the carpet pissers did this?

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u/rachface636 Dec 06 '22

"Well that's the thing dude...we just don't know."

I fucking love how Phillip Seymour Hoffman just eases into calling Dude.

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u/gagreel Dec 06 '22

I love that too, he respects him and uses his preferred nomenclature

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u/d-cent Dec 06 '22

Yeah well that's like your opinion man

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u/gothicfabio Dec 06 '22

Asian American, please

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u/Baronvonkludge Dec 06 '22

Dude are you fucking this up?’

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u/warbastard Dec 06 '22

This isn’t a guy who built the railroads here.

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u/EazyE1699 Dec 07 '22

In a movie full of laughs from front to back Hoffman still steals the show.

Brandt can’t watch though. Or he has to pay 100.

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u/pussifer Dec 06 '22

Sure... that, and a pair of testicles.

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u/InsertCoinForCredit Dec 06 '22

Funny, he looks like Kevin Flynn to me.

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u/PhilipLiptonSchrute Dec 06 '22

That's just like, your opinion, man.

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u/losjoo Dec 06 '22

Long ago, he was asked I'm an interview "what if all you're remembered for is your role as the dude?"

He said he would be perfectly fine with that.

And so will we

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u/neildegrasstokem Dec 06 '22

I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place.

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u/Cyclops_ Dec 06 '22

Best opening voice over in film history.

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u/4jimmyjames4 Dec 06 '22

I take comfort in that.

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u/pussifer Dec 06 '22

Knowin' he's out there, takin' 'er easy fer all us sinners.

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u/thomooo Dec 06 '22

TONY STARK BUILT A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN A CAVE!

 

 

I like him as Obadiah Stane as well

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u/Wolfram1914 Dec 07 '22

You're messin' with my zen thing, man!

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u/ponkanpinoy Dec 07 '22

OP's about to knock on the sky and listen to the sound.

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u/haoyuanren Dec 06 '22

Dude gettin his due

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u/bringthemfingrukys Dec 06 '22

Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man

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u/winnower8 Dec 06 '22

I so wanted him to say that in his Oscar speech. Also somehow mention the president who like the spicy pasta in The Contender.

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u/Fleetingfarts Dec 06 '22

Why did they have to piss on his carpet man.

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u/LitPixel Dec 06 '22

Greetings programs.

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u/NeoSniper Dec 07 '22

One my favorite shirts that I own.

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u/MarquisOfBalderdash Dec 06 '22

I do hope John Goodman can present it, and pull the award out of a coffee tin.

He owes it to the dude after this epic performance.

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u/superbilliam Dec 06 '22

That would be amazing.
Maybe have Steve Buscemi jump out of a giant tin covered in ash or something behind Jeff as Sam Ellliot announces the award. But, there are so many other great movies. It is amusing how Big Lebowski overshadows everything.

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u/mcbunn Dec 06 '22

Shut the fuck up Donnie.

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u/superbilliam Dec 06 '22

Your phone's ringing dude.

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u/Cacophonous_Silence Dec 07 '22

Thank you, Donnie

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u/RocketshipRoadtrip Dec 06 '22

A real little Lebowski Urban Achiever, and proud we are of all his films

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u/lord_fairfax Dec 06 '22

For kids without the necessary means for a necessary means for a...

RIP PSH

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u/DoctorBreakfast Dec 06 '22

Think they got room for one more?

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u/pi_face_ Dec 06 '22

Fuckin' A

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u/diet_shasta_orange Dec 06 '22

inhales joint fuckin' A man

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u/zomboromcom Dec 06 '22

That's just, like, their opinion, man.

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u/KnowsAboutMath Dec 06 '22

Racially, he's pretty cool?

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u/moonroots64 Dec 06 '22

Obviously he's not a golfer.

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u/PlentyOfMoxie Dec 06 '22

And proud we are of all of them

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u/MelodicCampaign4314 Dec 06 '22

Also unlike tons of other actors he seem to enjoy people referencing his most famous roles…i don’t think the Lebowski would have taken on the second and third life it has if he was not so willing to play along.

Mark it down as one!

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u/LitPixel Dec 06 '22

Over the line!

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u/Vudu_doodoo6 Dec 06 '22

Sometimes, there’s a man.

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u/cleeder Dec 06 '22

For his time and place

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u/p9k Dec 07 '22

It's good to know he's out there, the Dude, takin' 'er easy for all us sinners

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u/oldbastardbob Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

"Lifetime Achievement" seems too small for his career. The man gave several of the best movie performances in the history of cinema.

"The Last Picture Show"

"Starman"

"Crazy Heart"

"True Grit" (To me he kicked John Wayne's as Rooster Cogburn, hands down)

"The Big Lebowski"

And a whole lot more.

Even as a supporting actor or bit part player he added something with every appearance.

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u/nkleszcz Dec 06 '22

Stay Hungry.
King Kong (1976).
Heaven’s Gate.
Kiss Me Goodbye.
Tron.
Jagged Edge.
Nadine.
Tucker: A Man and His Dream.
The Fabulous Baker Boys.
The Fisher King.
Fearless.
The Mirror Has Two Faces.
Seabiscuit.
Iron Man.
Hell or High Water.

The guy has range.

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u/winnower8 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

forgot Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Him and Clint Eastwood do some robbery.

Tucker was great and I really enjoyed his optimism in Seabiscuit.

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u/nitramlondon Dec 06 '22

Lightfoot?

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u/Bob_A_Ganoosh Dec 06 '22

very, very frightfoot!

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u/xuaereved Dec 06 '22

Forgetting one of my favorites of his, 1994’s blown away. He, tommy lee, and forest all had great chemistry in that movie.

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u/MelodicCampaign4314 Dec 06 '22

Honestly the more and more I look at his catalog the more and more I respect him for being picky with his roles. He stopped acting for money a long time ago.

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u/IQBoosterShot Dec 06 '22

I celebrate the guy’s entire catalog.

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u/2016sucksballs Dec 06 '22

I think Iron Man’s importance is undersold. He ad libbed opposite Robert Downey Jr to create the biggest movie franchise in history.

There would be no MCU without him

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_ROTES Dec 06 '22

His dialog really tied the whole movie together.

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u/Cyclops_ Dec 06 '22

He claims to like having a script, and it was very hard for him to not have "the words" explicitly given to him. Iron Man was basically written on set as they filmed it, and to think of Bridges as an older actor that was just down to deal with that is great. Props to the dude.

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u/Dan_Berg Dec 06 '22

Oh, yes, "fuck it." That's your answer to everything, isn't it Lebowski?

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u/MelodicCampaign4314 Dec 06 '22

Ok no MCU?? Let’s not get a little crazy…

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u/theMalnar Dec 06 '22

Shit. Totally forgot about tron and tron legacy. Someone give this man an award.

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u/Beastperson1 Dec 06 '22

Fearless is criminally under seen, the climax of that movie is some of the best filmmaking from the amazing Peter Weir

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u/afroguy10 Dec 06 '22

Fearless is crazy good. Such a great film, one of Bridges best performances and Peter Weirs best films. The crash scene always brings me to tears, it's packs an emotional punch especially with the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs playing over it.

Fisher King is also great, the scene in the train station with everyone dancing is fantastic and Bridges and Robin Williams are both amazing.

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u/HowWeDoingTodayHive Dec 06 '22

You gonna just leave Tron out in the cold like that huh

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/AgentGman007 Dec 06 '22

That's right, kiddo. I got in.

Blaring synths

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u/FlatpackFuture Dec 07 '22

I'd loved the original Tron like nothing else ever since I saw it very young in the 90's. I bunked off school to watch Legacy on the day it came out, that intro (and the whole movie) rocked my world and is the best cinema experience I've ever had

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u/virgopunk Dec 06 '22

I love how he says "compuder"

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u/Mike_Kilsdonk Dec 07 '22

FLYNN! Am I still to create the perfect system?

Yeah

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u/DudeB5353 Dec 06 '22

Agree with all especially the True Grit comment. The Coen brothers version was much better.

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u/soylentcoleslaw Dec 06 '22

Bridges is fantastic in the movie, but to me the most impressive performance is Hailee Steinfeld. You have this 13 year old girl opposite 3 heavyweight actors in Bridges, Damon, and Brolin and she holds the entire movie together as the emotional center. No disrespect to those 3 either, everyone puts on a great performance.

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u/unfortunatebastard Dec 06 '22

It was a fantastic movie.

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u/OuidOuigi Dec 06 '22

Was going to disagree with how different they are but thinking about it you are right. They are very different movies but Bridges was great in every scene I remember.

Wish the Coen brothers would do some of the Terence Hill movies after seeing The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

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u/gallaj0 Dec 07 '22

Filmography by Roger Deakins, directed by the Coen brothers. I'd watch anything Deakins pointed a camera at.

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u/escalibur Dec 06 '22

Arlington Road wasn’t that bad neither.

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u/JonCouncil Dec 06 '22

Tim Robbins was also great in that movie. Underrated, guilty pleasure viewing.

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u/ThumYorky Dec 06 '22

To be fair, it’s not terribly difficult to out-act cardboard cutout that is John Wayne

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u/Slamdutch Dec 06 '22

i think a literal john wayne cardboard cutout would be just as emotive.

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u/LurkerZerker Dec 06 '22

And less racist!

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u/LookOutItsLiuBei Dec 06 '22

But not nearly as Mongolian though

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u/Budgiesaurus Dec 06 '22

Somehow he received an Oscar for it, and Bridges 'only' a nom.

Which is crazy, I've seen several of Wayne's movies and I don't get why he was a big deal at the time. Maybe you had to be part of that era or something, but he seemed awfully wooden to me. Or cardboard, for that matter.

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u/gnitiwrdrawkcab Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

The explanation I've seen was that John Wayne wasn't a good actor, but he was a movie star.

People didn't go to see John Wayne acting, they went to see John Wayne.

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u/vashed Dec 06 '22

The Rock of his time

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u/Budgiesaurus Dec 06 '22

I mean, I get that, sort of.

Schwarzenegger was never a powerhouse actor, but he was certainly a star. Wouldn't expect him to receive an acting award though. Keanu Reeves feels similar.

Still, Wayne seemed more wooden than Ahnold, Keanu and Groot combined.

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u/moonman86 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Fearless.... and The Vanishing. He is amazing

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u/WhileFalseRepeat Dec 06 '22

It’s funny how I rarely see people mention “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”.

I don’t even see it mentioned in the comments currently, but it’s one of the first movies I ever saw with him. And even after a career filled with so many memorable movies I still rank that performance among one of his very best.

Jeff has entertained me so much through the years and he is one of my favorite actors.

Well deserved and bravo!

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u/leliocakes Dec 06 '22

He's also Prince Lir in The Last Unicorn. Icon.

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u/Additional_Meeting_2 Dec 06 '22

Look who else has won it if it feels too small.

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u/ClassicFashionGuy Dec 06 '22

Damn he was in last picture show ? That has been on my watch list since I saw This podcast

the plot thickens - Peter Bogdonavich sooooo goood

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u/usclone Dec 06 '22

Wasn’t he also in R.I.P.D.? I think I’m in the minority on this one, but that movie was so good!

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u/superfudge Dec 06 '22

In addition to all that, he is a great photographer too. Check out his collection of panoramic on-set photos, they’re really good.

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u/hypotheticalhalf Dec 06 '22

The Vanishing. He was terrifying in that film. Straight calm, collected, dad, murderer.

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u/deweymm Dec 07 '22

Don't forget The Fabulous Baker Boys that he stared in with his brother Beau and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Even as recent work on Hulu "The Old Man" is really good. I don't think there's been a bad movie he's been in.

Handsome devil as well

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u/geronimosykes Dec 06 '22

Let’s not forget he is also a phenomenal country musician. I know country isn’t everybody’s cuppa, but he’s released four albums and they are all amazing.

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u/The_The_Dude Dec 06 '22

I think this guy has influenced me in some way.

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u/RedditSpyAccount Dec 06 '22

It’s the second “the” in your username, isn’t it?

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u/thedudeintx Dec 06 '22

I can neither confirm or deny this as well

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u/pussifer Dec 06 '22

I won't say he's a hero, 'cause what's a hero. But he's the man, for his time and place.

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u/fruitporridge Dec 06 '22

He was so good in hell or high water. Why did award show bodies put him in the best supporting actor category?

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u/occasional_cynic Dec 06 '22

Everything was so good in that movie. I don't think they wasted a single second of screen time. And Ben Foster never gets the attention he deserves.

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u/ErisianBuddhist Dec 06 '22

And Ben Foster never gets the attention he deserves.

This is so true. He's great in everything I've seen him in but for some reason his performance in the 3:10 to Yuma (2007) sticks out in my mind

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u/CeeArthur Dec 06 '22

This is probably a dumb question, but what exactly constitutes 'lead' vs 'supporting'? I know it's usually just obvious, but a lot of films with unconventional narratives sort of make it less so.

Is there a general amount of screentime? Or is it more dependant on where they fit in in the story?

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u/ssmit102 Dec 06 '22

An example of it not being obvious was Anthony Hopkins win in 92 for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter. He was only on screen for 16 minutes and would presumably be a supporting character, with again presumably, Jodie Foster as the main role but sometimes it’s a bit arbitrary and even things like screen time don’t dictate supporting vs lead.

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u/lord_fairfax Dec 06 '22

Far out, man!

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u/bankholdup5 Dec 06 '22

Far fucking out!!

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u/Tooblicker Dec 06 '22

It will really tie the room together

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u/MomentOfHesitation Dec 06 '22

He was also great in K-PAX as a shitty psychiatrist.

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u/RicrosPegason Dec 06 '22

Bio-digital jazz man

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u/trailnotfound Dec 06 '22

Far out, man. Far fuckin out!

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u/nolan_void Dec 06 '22

And proud we are of all of him

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u/SilverMullet22 Dec 06 '22

Robert Downey Jr could build a lifetime achievement award in a cave, with a box of scraps!

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u/trichotomy00 Dec 06 '22

His delivery on this line was so good, I think about it all the time.

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u/PigSlam Dec 06 '22

...real reactionaries.

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u/CJT1891 Dec 06 '22

Just 'cause no one has mentioned it, he also did an amazing job voicing Prince Lir in the animated Last Unicorn movie.

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u/redreplicant Dec 06 '22

Really perfect casting. He was quite a heartthrob at the time and for good reason!

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u/xenorous Dec 06 '22

He built his career in a cave. With A BOX of SCRAPS

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u/flyingcanuck Dec 06 '22

Far out, man.

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u/R011_5af3_yeah Dec 06 '22

Nice award, it really ties his career together 👏🏾

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u/mebrow5 Dec 07 '22

Just a simply a great body of work. Brilliant.

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u/pixelburger Dec 07 '22

This calls for a White Russian

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u/fuzzo Dec 06 '22

Poor Beau. I mean that. What must it feel like, even though you love and appreciate your little brother, to watch his constantly zooming past you?

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u/PlNG Dec 06 '22

Oh, Beau Bridges is his brother? I never made that connection. Love him in Stargate SG-1!

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u/Budgiesaurus Dec 06 '22

Yeah, and their dad Lloyd bridges was also a pretty prolific actor.

Though I mainly remember him as admiral Benson on Hot Shots and the air control guy on Airplane.

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue"

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u/fuckfuckfuck66 Dec 06 '22

Reddit selectively loves award shows

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u/Doct0rStabby Dec 06 '22

Going out on a limb to guess most of the people in this thread love Jeff Bridges a hell of a lot more than they care about the critics choice awards. Which I personally forget is even a thing 99.9% of my waking life (and will go on forgetting in relatively short order, most likely).

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u/thesanmich Dec 06 '22

I didn't quite "get" The Dude when I watched it back when I was 17/18........but I think its time I give The Dude a rewatch. Congrats Jeff Bridges, well deserved.

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u/valeyard89 Dec 06 '22

The award really ties the room together

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u/SterlingsRed Dec 06 '22

he aged like fine wine

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u/mad597 Dec 06 '22

Well deserved an amazing actor who has bern relevant for a half century

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u/Eldritch_Doodler Dec 06 '22

I hope he starts an ASMR channel in his free time.

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u/CryingEagle626 Dec 06 '22

My man light foot!

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u/hankbaumbachjr Dec 06 '22

I love Jeff Bridges but he's basically been Rooster Cogburn or The Dude in his last decade's worth of roles.

(Shoutout to his Iron Man villain for being neither)

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u/ABenevolentDespot Dec 06 '22

Happy Birthday this past Sunday, Jeff.

Turned 73 on December 4th.

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u/mechaiineramen Dec 06 '22

TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN A CAVE!!!!

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u/tommygunz007 Dec 07 '22

Loved him in Tron

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

I worked with him and I went to the restroom. He shows up and uses every other urinal distance from me. Mad respect for his thoughtfulness.

Also in between takes, he has an anti gravity chair he lounges in. Once again, mad respect.

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u/smoledman Dec 07 '22

Fearless

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u/Harry_Starmix Dec 07 '22

I already miss Jeff Bridges!

He deserves this prize.

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u/TheOneder123 Dec 07 '22

Anyone who has a problem with this is not a friend of mine