Jeff Bridges, the rascally dude of cult classic “The Big Lebowski” and star of “Crazy Heart,” was awarded the annual Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday after a 60-year career on film and television.
Bridges, 69, got his start as a child star appearing alongside his parents Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges, and his older brother Beau in the 1950s before carving his own path in mostly offbeat roles.
While accepting his award, Bridges thanked his siblings and parents, noting that he was wearing his late father’s cufflinks.
Never typecast, Bridges has played a bank robber, a struggling writer, a blank-faced alien, a U.S. president and a video game programmer in both independent and blockbuster movies.
But it is his 1988 role as a man mistaken for a millionaire in “The Big Lebowski” that has proved most memorable, earning Bridges the enduring nickname “The Dude” after his laid-back stoner character in the crime caper.
Bridges is known for his naturalistic style and for often playing rambling and unpredictable characters.