Jeff Bridges Plays Tonight: Talks To Callahan About Being ‘The Dude’
After winning the Oscar for Crazy Heart in the role of Bad Blake, he’s got a 2012 self-titled album showing off his very sweet singing and writing (with some assists by well-known pals.) In our conversation, the star described his style as alt-country and Americana.
He collaborated with long-time friend and record producer T-Bone Burnett on this album, and has some all-star female singers backing him up on vocals. (Roseanne Cash, for one.)
You never really know what you’ll get when you get on the line with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but with Jeff Bridges, you get an unpretentious human on the other end. Listen to the full interview here:
Jeff recently narrated the film, A Place At The Table, about hunger in America, a cause that the actor has adopted. In November 2010, Bridges became spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Jeff has made a movie just about every year of his 40 year career, so we asked him if he could identify a fan by the Jeff Bridges film they loved the most. (“No, not really…”), but he could tell us what his favorite films, much like his kids, were. And of course, we covered his love for Seattle, where he filmed The Fabulous Baker Boys and American Heart.
Mr. Bridges was happy to field some questions from fans, so of course, he told us all about the making of The Big Lebowski, and how he felt when he first read the script: he couldn’t believe he got to be ‘The Dude.’
-Lee Callahan, Jack Seattle – CBS Radio