Jeff Bridges wins Kubrick Award E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 21:41


Brothers Jeff Bridges, left, and Beau Bridges at the Brittania Awards, where Jeff was among those honored. Credit: Todd Williamson / Getty Images

Last week on November 5th, Jeff Bridges won the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Check out a chunk from this article I found by Irene Lacher - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/11/bafta-brittania-awards-betty-white-jeff-bridges-dakota-fanning.html

Bridges, given the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, brought the entire clan to the black-tie party: Susan, his wife of 33 years, and their daughters Isabelle, Jessica and Hayley. And he gave a special shout-out to his brother and "The Fabulous Baker Boys" costar Beau Bridges: "How many directors or producers want to put us together again?" he asked the audience. "Come on down!"

Kevin Spacey and Bridges' "Tron: Legacy" costar Olivia Wilde presented the award. But first Spacey unleashed a swath of uncanny imitations, from Jack Nicholson making his seemingly confused and definitely confusing remark, "Even oysters have enemies," at an American Film Institute event earlier this year, to Bill Clinton and Morgan Freeman.

And he revealed his secret past with this year's Oscar winner.

"I first met Jeff -- and he may or may not remember this -- when I was in high school. Jeff and his brother, Beau, and his father, Lloyd, came to an evening called 'Theater Tonight' at Canoga Park High School, and I was in the drama class and they performed. And what I remember most was that they all three wore very funny noses that night. Jeff is still wearing funny noses as often as he can. It's not nearly as good a disguise as he might think."

Spacey also saluted Bridges' groundbreaking role in the upcoming 3-D adventure flick, "Tron: Legacy," which also features honoree Sheen. "Jeff reprises his role of video game developer Kevin Flynn from the classic 1982 film 'Tron,'" Spacey noted.

"With state-of-the-art technology, 'Tron: Legacy' features Jeff as the first cinematic actor in history to play opposite a younger version of himself. It's technology I suspect many older actors in our industry will soon be looking into, depending on how well it did or didn't go."

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