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Morning Man Classic: Jeff Bridges!

Did you watch Jeff Bridges accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards last night?

His speech was wild! He was speaking off the cuff and I loved how he called out to his wife and brother Beau and some of the directors he’s worked with in the past and a sweet tribute to dad Lloyd Bridges: “I’m wearing your cuffs, dad!” Bridges said, turning his gaze toward the sky and showing his wrists. “I’m wearing your cufflinks! They’re your dad’s, too!”

Though Bridges’ speech seemed to ramble, he did have a point to make. In thanking the late Thunderbolt and Lightfoot director Michael Cimino, Bridges brought up a very life-affirming way of looking at his career and success.

“I can remember going into his office the day before we started shooting, and I said to him, ‘Mike, man, I’m sorry but I think you made a terrible mistake. I’m not feeling this guy at all. I feel so inadequate, I’m giving you late notice I know, but please fire me,’” Bridges said. “He looked at me and said, ‘Jeff, you know the game tag?’ I say yeah. He says, ‘You’re it. You’re the guy, you couldn’t make a mistake if you wanted to.’ I said, ‘Alright, that’s a wonderful vote of confidence and a great perspective to look at this thing.’ I used it in that film, and all the other movies I’ve done, as well as my life. I’ve been tagged. We’ve all been tagged, right? We’re all alive right here, right now. This is happening! We’re alive, man!”

I’ve posted video below and, just because I’m shallow, here are a bunch of beefcake pics of a younger Jeff Bridges who, I think, has been one of the sexiest actors in movies.


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