Friday, October 29, 2010
Movie Goer Actor Hall of Fame: Jeff Bridges
I'm inducting Jeff Bridges as the inaugural member of the Movie Goer Actor Hall of Fame. Everyone has that barometer actor that they follow and see any film the appear in. Jeff Bridges is that actor for me. He may seem like an odd choice for the inaugural member but it's my blog and I don't really give a shit whether or not it makes sense to anyone else or not.
Jeff Bridges is the Neil Young of acting. He started out with some seriously hardcore performances: The Last Picture Show, Fat City, Bad Company, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and Stay Hungry all before 1980. But he's always managed to stay somewhat relevant just like Neil Young in the artistically turbulent 80's and 90's with roles in movies like Tron, Starman, The Last Unicorn, The Fabulous Baker Boys, the Big Lebowski, The Contender, and Crazy Heart. And you know what, fuck it, I liked Stick It because he was in it. No shame. Now he's starring in two of the most highly anticipated movies of the last few years this Christmas, Tron Legacy and True Grit. So I salute you, Jeff Bridges, welcome to the Movie Goer Hall of Fame.