Not only does The Old Man possess two formidable performances in Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow, but it also delivers a Disney+ drama packed with genuine pathos.
"I was pretty close to dying," the actor who played the Dude in "The Big Lebowski" admitted. "The doctors kept telling me, 'Jeff, you've got to fight. You're not fighting.' I was in surrender mode. I was ready to go. I was dancing with my mortality."
"My dance with COVID makes my cancer look like a piece of cake," "The Big Lebowski" star said. He added that he got "close to the pearly gates."
In a cryptic message posted to his Twitter account, Jeff Bridges appears in a brief clip, wearing the Dude's cardigan, set to the strains of Bob Dylan's The Man In Me.
Disney’s “Tron,” the granddaddy of CGI animated films, celebrates its 35th anniversary on July 9. And over the decades, the sci-fi adventure has spawned video games, the 2010 movie sequel “Tron: Legacy,” a high-tech ride at Shanghai Disney, an animated series, and even talk of a possible third sequel with Oscar winner Jared Leto in... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/tron-jeff-bridges-cgi-1982-disney-anniversary-1202486941/" title="Read ‘Tron’ at 35: Star Jeff Bridges, Creators Detail the Uphill Battle of Making the CGI Classic">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Friday saw John Goodman presented with what many would call a long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in honour of the occasion his friend and ‘The Big Lebowski’ co-star Jeff Bridges turned up to say a few words. As this marked a mini-‘Lebowski’ reunion, Bridges couldn’t resist breaking out The Dude’s iconic beige cardigan, and delivering a monologue in character, much to Goodman’s obvious delight. Bridges recited (quotes via Variety), “He’s a good actor, he’s a good man, John Goodman.
Jeff Bridges has had a career with many memorable roles, but if you were going to pick one as his most iconic, it would likely be the Dude in The Big Lebowski.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘The Big Lebowski’ is one of the biggest cult movies of the past twenty years, so it’s hardly surprising there’s long been talk of a possible follow-up. While the Coens themselves have long since dismissed the idea of a direct sequel, actor John Turturro - who co-starred as flamboyant bowler Jesus - has spoken recently of his efforts to make a film based around his character. Bridges added he’d be more than happy to cameo in the film as The Dude - but it seems likely this could prove problematic, given that the complex character rights situation around 'The Big Lebowski’ is a key part of what is holding Turturro’s film back.
It looks as though ‘Starman’ will return… directed by Shawn Levy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a remake of the classic 1980’s sci-fi romance is in the works… and they’ve landed Shawn Levy to direct. “Shawn Levy is shooting for the stars,” they revealed.
The first trailer for animated film ‘The Little Prince’ has been revealed, and it’s a gorgeous-looking snippet for the anticipated feature. Directed by Mark Osborne (’Kung Fu Panda’), ‘The Little Prince’ is a story about a pilot who crashes in the desert and meets a young boy from a far away planet.