Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer, comedian, producer, and composer. He is well known for his roles in films and TV, such as Jeffrey "Dude" Lebowski in the 1998 crime comedy The Big Lebowski and Otis "Bad" Blake in 2009's Crazy Heart, the latter for which he won a Best Leading Actor Academy Award). He also voiced Zeke "Big Z/Geek" Topanga in the 2007 Sony animated film Surf's Up.
For Disney, he played Kevin Flynn and his program CLU in Tron. He reprised his role as Flynn and played a recreation of CLU in the sequel Tron: Legacy, with a digital replica of his younger likeness used for the younger Flynn and CLU 2. He also played Burt Vickerman in Stick It, Preston Tucker in Tucker: The Man and His Dream, and Skipper in White Squall, and posed as the Prince in "Where a moment of beauty lasts forever" in the Disney Dream Portrait Series.
Bridges also portrayed Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger in Iron Man, which is the first instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Re-used footage of him as Stane can be seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
- Bridges was originally offered to play Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but he turned down the offer, so Harrison Ford was cast instead in the end.