The Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. The seven-time Oscar nominee is known for his roles in Crazy Heart, The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Starman, The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, and Tron.
The 70-year-old celebrity who comes from a family of thespians also served the United States Coast Guard Reserve as second class Petty officer.
How Rich Is Legendary Actor Jeff Bridges?
Jeff Bridges’ first screen appearance came at the young age of two in the drama The Company She Keep (1951). He has appeared in more than 75 movies and has earned appearance credits in 14 TV shows. The versatile character is also a talented singer and music composer, having released three studio albums. To add to this, Bridges is also a published author having published two books.
A former Coast Guard Officer turned into show business; Bridges has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2020.
Earnings From Seven-Time Academy Awards Nominated Career
Jeff Bridges made his movie debut in 1970, during his years of service as a Coast Guard Officer. He appeared in a minor role in the movie Halls of Anger. He had a supporting role in the next movie, The Last Picture Show, for which he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He starred in fourteen movies in the 1970s alone and was nominated again for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Throughout the 80s, he starred in movies such as Kiss Me Goodbye, The Last Unicorn, Against All Odds, Starman, See You in the Morning, and The Fabulous Baker Boys. Among these, he was nominated again for Academy Award for Best Actor for Starman.
His later films for which he was nominated for Academy Awards were The Contender (2000), True Grit (2010) and Hell or High water (2016), and Crazy Heart (2009). Among these, he won the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performance in Crazy Heart.
His other famous movies include Iron Man, Tron, Tron: Legacy, the Big Lebowski, and The Giver. The movies in which Jeff Bridges has been a part of, either in a leading role, supporting role, or as a producer, has grossed $3,211,164,475.
The salaries from movies which have been disclosed are listed below in the table:
|Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)||$87,000|
|The Fisher King (1991)||$3,000,000|
|The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)||$5,000,000|
Jeff Bridges, The Musician
The talented actor has released three studio albums as a singer and composer. His first album Be Here Soon was released in 2000. The actor and musician followed that album after 11 years, releasing the album Jeff bridges in 2011. In 2015, he released his third album Sleeping Tapes.
He has also released a music video starring himself for his single What a Little Bit of Love Can Do in 2011. The actor has also lent his singing voice to the soundtrack of the 2009 movie Crazy Heart.
Jeff Bridges resided in Montecito in the Spanish Revival-style house built by architect James Osborn Craig in 1919. The residence was a three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom home vaulted, beamed ceilings, and a total of five fireplaces.
The French doors of the house opened to the yard’s garden, and the kitchen, which was renovated in 2016, has custom-made cabinets. The property compound accumulated four acres of land filled with gardens.
The actor had purchased the property in 2014 for $6.85 million. In March of 2019, Bridges listed the house for sale demanding $8 million. The property was purchased by Oprah Winfrey for $6.85 million at a bargain, helping the veteran actor break even.
Jeff Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949, to actor and filmmaker Lloyd Bridges and actress & poet Dorothy Bridges in Los Angeles, California. Bridges’ older brother Beau Bridges is also an actor. He also has a younger sister named Lucinda and had another brother, Garett, who died during infancy.
He got his high school diploma from University High School and later moved to New York to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio.
Bridges met his wife Susan Geston while filming Rancho Deluxe, where Geston was working as a waitress. They married in 1977 and have three daughters, Isabelle Annie, Jessica Lily, and Haley Roselouise. Bridges is also a grandparent to Isabelle’s daughter Grace.
Bridges is a practicing Buddhist and enjoys Transcendental Meditation every now and then.