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Jeff Bridges and Best Actor Oscar, Maybe?

Posted by on February 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM EST

jeff bridges oscarJeff Bridges just might walk away with the Best Actor Oscar tonight.

Jeff Bridges may win an Oscar for the second row in a year, for his recent performance in “True Grit.” Bridges, who won Best Actor last year for his performance in “Crazy Heart,” has expressed enthusiasm over his current nomination. While Bridges has been receiving acclaim for some time, it was not until last year that the 62-year-old actually took home an Oscar.

Jeff Bridges has starred in many films, such as the Big Lebowski, Seabiscuit, and The Contender. True Grit is a remake of an old Western classic, starring John Wayne. When asked how Bridges was able to create a character very different from John Wayne’s, Bridges explained, “I don’t know how, but his portrayal is not something I would refer to as I’m studying my lines. I took it as a totally fresh thing. But whether subliminally something leaked in, I don’t know.”

In “True Grit,” Bridges plays as Rooster Cohen, an American Civil War veteran. The film has received a lot of attention, and has been nominated in 10 categories by the Academy Awards.

If Jeff Bridges wins an Oscar this year, he will be the third man to ever win the Academy Award for Best Actor two years in a row (the other two men are Tom Hanks and Spencer Tracy). The competition is very stiff, however, with Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, James Franco, and Colin Firth also in the running.



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