I admit it- I am somewhat obsessive in my personality. When I like something, I can turn from a somewhat normal gal into a complete fan-girl nerd in approximately 2.5 seconds. And I will most likely love the object of that fan-girl nerdness forever.
so without further adeiu- I bring you my love of Jeff Bridges.
He is often referred to as the most under-appreciated actor out there, but all that changed for him this last Sunday night when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Bad Blake in Crazy Heart.
As Bad Blake, he sang in the movie and on the soundtrack, brilliantly. What many people don't know is that he also released an album called "Be Here Soon" in 2000 which is available on Itunes. I highly recommend this album- it's beautifully written and sang, with almost a Clapton-esque feel but with his wonderful voice and heart (and his photography on the cover).
I think I first fell in love with Jeff Bridges when I watched The Big Lebowski- something about the Dude was inpsiring and endearing all at the same time and Jeff just embodied that role entirely. I find I love actors who when you watch them you don't think "Oh that is *insert actors name*" but you think that that is the character. Not the actor, the character just feels real. Jeff does that. Every time.
And as if acting and music weren't already enough, he is also a photographer and an artist. He took the black and white photo above. He has released a book of his photography and designs the art for his website www.jeffbridges.com (which is just a fun site to poke around!)
So if you're looking for a movie to watch or something to do this week, check out Crazy Heart if it is still in a theater by you. Or go rent or fill up your netflix queue with some of his movies. I recommend:
- The Big Lebowski
- The Fisher King
- Iron Man
- The Fabulous Baker Boys
Who is on your list of favorite actors? Til next time! :)