Jeff Bridges has been named as the recipient of Film at Lincoln Center’s 2024 Chaplin Award.
The prestigious honor has been given to such stars as Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Poitier, Barbara Streisand, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Spike Lee, Cate Blanchett and Viola Davis, who received the 2023 Chaplin Award. The Oscar-winning Crazy Heart star will be recognized at a gala event featuring excerpts of his work and appearances by co-stars, friends and colleagues at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2024.
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In addition to Crazy Heart, for which he won the best actor Oscar, Bridges’ credits include The Last Picture Show, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Fearless, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Hell or High Water, Heaven’s Gate, Tron, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Starman and The Contender.
Bridges has been nominated for seven Oscars and won a SAG Award and two Golden Globes. In 2019, he was presented with the Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Beyond his film roles, Bridges also stars in the FX drama series, The Old Man, which was renewed for a second season in June 2022, and for which the actor was nominated for an Emmy.
In October 2020, Bridges revealed he had been diagnosed with lymphoma, sharing in September 2021 that his cancer was in remission. In a more recent update, this past May, as he was preparing to film season two of The Old Man, Bridges said his health is mostly back and that a 9-by-12-inch tumor he had in his stomach has shrunk considerably.
“Jeff Bridges is one of our most distinguished and beloved actors whose body of work, commitment to his art and lifetime of career achievements demonstrate a significant contribution to the art of film,” Film at Lincoln Center board chairman Dan Stern said in a statement. “We at Film at Lincoln Center are honored to present the 49th Chaplin Award to Jeff Bridges, and look forward to celebrating with Jeff, his family, his colleagues, and the Film at Lincoln community and supporters.”
Film at Lincoln Center president Lesli Klainberg added, “One of America’s greatest actors, Jeff Bridges is an artist and creative soul who naturally brings compassion and depth to every role he inhabits. His humanity and intelligence inform iconic characters such as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, Duane Jackson in The Last Picture Show and of course the iconic Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski in The Big Lebowski. The Chaplin Award is meant to recognize the work of artists who believe in cinema and Film at Lincoln Center is delighted that Jeff Bridges will receive the 49th Chaplin Award.”
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