January 14th, 2011
Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides
Watch the Full Film

Watch the full documentary of actor Jeff Bridges who is called “the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived.”

  • Jim

    Been a big fan since 1976. This was important for me to view. Thank you!

  • George

    I enjoyed this Biography-like show on Jeff Bridges a lot, as I have his film work in his movies I’ve already seen. (Plus several documentary excerpts will entice me to rent several of his movies I hadn’t seen yet.)

    I am really interested to know what Piano song Jeff Bridges is playing around minute 39 of the documentary.
    (He’s playing at his home piano and you see his kitchen in the background, before the segment that looks like it’s from the Fabulous Baker Boys)

    It reminds me of Bill Evan’s playing on Miles Davis’ Flamenco Sketches on the Kind of Blue album.

    I’d like to find the sheet music if someone can better identify it.
    Thanks!

  • Peter Crowhurst

    I missed the film for the second time!! Is there any chance that it will be rebroadcast in the future..if so, when.? Is it possible to purchase a DVD of the film?

    Thank you, Peter Crowhurst

  • Cam Mannino

    I loved this, but when i tried to send a link to it to friend’s in Europe, they said they couldn’t see it from there. Is there a reason for that? Great program and I loved th extra material too. What a fascinating human!

  • R.Bridge

    Thank you for allowing me to view the advertisement followed by a message that I’m unable to view the feature due to my geographic location.

    You’re a a very real example of why torrent sites exist. (Exits to DL a .torrent)

  • Eric Brown

    Thank you very much, what a great tribute to Jeff Bridges!!

  • M. Gowell

    I am looking for a repeat schedule on channels 13 and 21 New York of the recently broadcast of Jeff Bridges.
    Extraordinary production.

  • David

    Great tribute, wish it had included a touch more than a picture still from the set of the original TRON but hey, great… and the Dude truly abides. That role will live forever!

  • M. O’Hara

    Cam, in response to your question, the likely reason your friends in Europe could not view the film is that PBS only has the US TV and online rights under license so they have to block viewers outside of the US from seeing the film on their website. It could be that some European television networks have licensed the film and will broadcast it in their respective countries.

  • Shannon Anderson

    When will the DVD for Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides
    be available?

    Thanks…
    Shannon Anderson

  • E.THOMPSON

    M O’HARA :I HOPE A EUROPEAN TELEVISION NETWORK WILL PICK IT UP ,PREFERABLY BRITISH .I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT.IF A DVD IS PRODUCED PLEASE MAKE IT ALLSO IN REGION 2.WE MISS OUT ON A LOT OF JEFFS MOVIES AND T.V. APPEARANCES ON THIS SIDE OF THE POND.

  • Rosenresa

    :( cannot watch this either – with a frown from berlin germany.

  • Mal

    Why can’t I see this in the US Virgin Islands? I have a regular US zip code! We have a regular local PBS station! Oh well, I guess I’ll just go back to enjoying the warm, sunny weather while the snow piles up in the States and you can sit inside and watch this documentary.

  • Bob K.

    What a great actor and a better person,a class act indeed.A rarity in hollywood anymore.
    Thank you PBS.

  • Sally

    I really want to watch this video, but it spends more time buffering than playing. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

  • Coral Cadman

    Phooey. Looks like I’m also shit-outta-luck re viewing this, since I live in Mexico! Darn…We LOVE Jeff Bridges eclectic talents, forever!

  • amintern

    The DVD for Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides is unavailable for purchase. Thank you for your interest. We hope you continue to visit the website for many more new exciting profiles and upcoming premiere information.

  • Kathlen Henke

    Although I have lived overseas many years I have occassionally donated to public trelevision in the U.S. .After seeing that you block my reception of this film, I will never donate again.

  • Rob Richards

    When will a DVD of Jeff Bridges be available for purchase?
    Amazing job!
    Thank you,
    Rob

  • Jeff Gray

    George – It’s Peace Piece (with a little improv by Jeff). Great show.

  • Karen

    Loved him for years-one of the coolest actors I’ve watched in the past thirty years. Really fell for him in the Fisher King and he’s still hitting it out of the park.

  • Maryam Hajar

    Jeff is my favorite actor…a genius. This has been beautiful to watch…a great show and profile of a person we know so little about, really. I hung on every word and could have watched this documentary much much longer.

  • Paula Jensen

    I love American Masters….what more can be said?….

  • Will

    A wonderful person, great overall artist, and a master of his craft. He is the type of person you hope to see make many more movies to come because they all are a pleasure to watch. It was a great episode of American Masters and in my opinion the best one to date.

  • Vi Mooberry

    What a wonderful gift….Jeff Bridges has always been one of my very favorite actors and to see him in this rare footage along with the great movies he’s been in was a truly exhilirating experience. Thanks to Jeff and PBS!

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