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Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Interview with filmmaker Gail Levin

Levin discusses what it was like working with the legendary Jeff Bridges for American Masters’ Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides, an actor whose appeal, she points out, spans the generations. “I was surprised to learn that what seems to be an easygoing guy is kind of a guy who frets a bit. He appears to be so easy and “dude-ish” in a way, but he’s not that laid back. He’s not uptight, be he’s intense and he thinks about things…”

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Full Episode

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

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Jeff Bridges answers a question from Facebook

Jeff Bridges is the subject of an American Masters documentary (airing on PBS 1/12/2011). In connection with that broadcast, we asked PBS’s Facebook fans and Twitter followers what *they* would want to ask him. Here is his answer to one of the most interesting questions we received.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Outtakes: Little League

Jeff Bridges talks about pitching in the Little League and being coached by his brother, Beau Bridges.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Preview Clip

In this clip from “Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides” airing nationally Wednesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. (check local listings), Bridges visits the shop in New York’s Greenwich Village called The Little Lebowski dedicated to collector items for The Big Lebowski and explains how he first got involved acting for the Coen Brothers.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

About the Film

American Masters opens its 25th season with Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides giving viewers an unexpected window into the life of the actor whose easy going style has endeared him to audiences for almost 40 years. The 90-minute film, airing nationally Wednesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings), debuts less […]