Jeff Bridges: ‘I was on the shores of death’


“Returning to film sets after this two-year hiatus was a most bizarre experience for me,” says the actor. Jamie McCarthy/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – First suffering from cancer, then from the coronavirus, he survived both. Now Oscar winner and musician Jeff Bridges makes his comeback as a grizzled CIA agent.

By Martin Scholz (Die World)

He is a man of many talents: actor, musician, photographer, and, yes, even a model, then already in his sixties. In everything he does, Jeff Bridges seems to shine. As the video interview begins, the 72-year-old lights up a dark, austere room in London with his Hawaiian shirt. He laughs, formulates his most beautiful “Hi” and raises a hand to greet us.

On the other, he strokes his salt-and-pepper beard and exudes that unique nonchalance with which he interpreted “The Dude”, that good old bowling hippie in The Big Lebowski, making him a cult figure. Jeff Bridges now stars in the series The Old Man, where he plays a former CIA agent who has been missing for decades and who, years later, is finally found and hunted down by the American secret service. A role of “dirty old man” that Jeff Bridges interprets with a wild sensitivity.

DIE WELT. – Mr. Bridges…

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