Thursday, February 03, 2011

Go Retro's Retro Hottie of the Month: Jeff Bridges



The nonstop wintry weather must have finally turned my brain to mush because last month I totally forgot to name a Retro Hottie of the Month! I promise not to let you gals (and some of you guys) down again. My choice this month is easy - all around nice guy Jeff Bridges is currently being profiled on PBS' American Masters series and he's also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for True Grit. Watching the episode, I learned quite a few interesting things about The Dude, such as that he's a bit of a weirdo (well, he is) but in a rather endearing way. Born into Hollywood royalty, Bridges has never really lost his laid back, surfer boy persona of his early years. I'm most impressed by the fact that he's been married to his wife for over 30 years. Whenever they make an appearance at an award show, they are without a doubt the cutest couple there. 


And let's face it, he's hot. One of the more memorable Bridges movies for me is one that actually wasn't a big box office splash back in 1984: Against All Odds (featuring the hit Phil Collins title song and a great performance by Kid Creole and the Coconuts.) In the American Masters special, I was surprised to hear director Taylor Hackford recall how Bridges was kind of pudgy entering the role, and was told to whip himself into shape since he was playing an ex-football player. Were his efforts worth it? Hell yeah. Truth be told I don't remember much of the plot, but I do remember the steamy love scene that took place with Bridges and costar Rachel Ward inside the Mexican Mayan ruins!

Anyways, enough babbling....here's the Big Lebowski through the years, in all his splendor....



 







7 comments:

Marlene said...

He was a hoot in "The Big Lebowski"

Sassy Lassies Vintage Life said...

Yes, he is one hunk of man. I met his dad at a tennis tournament when I was a teenager and asked him for his autograph. He autographed a popcorn box for me and gave me a quick kiss on the cheek. I still have the popcorn box.

Amanda By Night said...

I love your new background Pam! Looks fab!

I love ALL the Brdiges men from Lloyd to Beau to Jeff. Amazing actors, all handsome and they seem like great guys.

Good choice for hottie of the month!

Pam@GoRetro said...

Marlene - I may be the only person who has never seen The Big Lebowski. The guys in my office were having a debate recently because one of them hated the movie and the others thought it was hilarious.

Sassy Lassies - how very lucky and cool! I would have kept the popcorn box, too.

Amanda - thanks, it's a work in progress and I'll create a custom background at some point...maybe this weekend. I agree that Beau was cute back in the day.

Anonymous said...

Nope,your not the only one. I've never seen either.

As contradicting as this sounds I agree on the hottie thing,although personally I don't think he's "drool worthy" material,he just seems to carry himself like he is just the right man to be your lover and your best friend. Guess that is why he's been married for so long. Lucky gal!

Lisa J

Darrin.. said...

I didn't care for his much of his acting when he was younger.. but he has really become an excellent actor over the years!

Lacey said...

The main thing I hate about Jeff, is that he exemplifies the adage that men get better with age.

I was never a big fan of his early stuff, but did like him in Star Man and that is when I decided to give him another chance.

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