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He’s still The Dude 25 years on! Jeff Bridges reunites with Big Lebowski pal John Goodman

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The Dude and his bowling buddy Walter reunited after 25 years when John Goodman presented Jeff Bridges with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the 2023 Critics’ Selection Awards following his cancer battle after being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020.

The 70-year-old Goodman delivered a heartfelt speech about his longtime friend before presenting the 73-year-old Bridges with the award.

Goodman revealed all the ‘camaraderie and friendship’ they felt behind-the-scenes translated to the screen, ‘all due to Jeff. 

Honor: Jeff Bridges accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on the 2023 Critics’ Selection in Los Angeles on Sunday night 

The Big Lebowski reunion: The Dude and his bowling buddy Walter reunited after 25 years when John Goodman presented Bridges with award Bridges and Goodman in 1998's The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski reunion: The Dude and his bowling buddy Walter reunited after 25 years when John Goodman presented Bridges with award. The pair are pictured left on Sunday and right, within the hugely popular 1998 film

Critics’ Selection Awards WINNERS 2023: AT A GLANCE

 FILM

BEST PICTURE: Every little thing All over the place All at Once

BEST ACTOR: Brendan Fraser – The Whale

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett – Tár

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ke Huy Quan – Every little thing All over the place All at Once

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Without end

BEST DIRECTOR: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Every little thing All over the place All at Once

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Every little thing All over the place All at Once

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sarah Polley – Women Talking

BEST COMEDY: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

His moment: Brendan Fraser sobbed as he earned Best Actor for The Whale

His moment: Brendan Fraser sobbed as he earned Best Actor for The Whale

 

 TELEVISION

BEST DRAMA SERIES: Higher Call Saul (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Bob Odenkirk – Higher Call Saul (AMC)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Zendaya – Euphoria (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Giancarlo Esposito – Higher Call Saul (AMC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus (HBO)

BEST COMEDY SERIES: Abbott Elementary (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jeremy Allen White – The Bear (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max) – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

BEST LIMITED SERIES: The Dropout (Hulu)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout (Hulu) – WINNER

 

‘He was so committed and would deliver his hilarious ‘Dude-isms’ so effortlessly that nobody ever knew where Jeff ended and the dude began,’ Goodman said, adding he, ‘continues to play such a wide selection of characters and tends to lose himself in all of them, before they showed a clip package and Bridges took the stage to just accept his award. 

‘Thanks, John! Thanks, John. Thanks, critics. The dude, from Lebowski, he would say, that is similar to your opinion, man,’ Bridges joked.

He added it was his father’s Lloyd Bridges’ (who passed away in 1998 at 85) birthday today and he, ‘would not be up here without my dad. He’s the explanation I’m up here.

Friendship: Goodman revealed all of the 'camaraderie and friendship' they felt behind-the-scenes translated to the screen, 'all because of Jeff'

Friendship: Goodman revealed all the ‘camaraderie and friendship’ they felt behind-the-scenes translated to the screen, ‘all due to Jeff’ 

Thanks: 'Thank you, John! Thank you, John. Thank you, critics. The dude, from Lebowski, he would say, this is just like your opinion, man,' Bridges joked

Thanks: ‘Thanks, John! Thanks, John. Thanks, critics. The dude, from Lebowski, he would say, that is similar to your opinion, man,’ Bridges joked 

Loved: The star posed up with his wife Susan Bridges on the red carpet

Loved: The star posed up along with his wife Susan Bridges on the red carpet

Cute couple: The pair looked happier than ever as they posed up

Cute couple: The pair looked happier than ever as they posed up 

‘I can remember him loving shoulders a lot. He loved acting a lot. As a child, you already know, I said dad, I’m unsure if I need to be an actor and he goes, what are you talking about? I said painting could also be music,’ Bridges said.

‘He said Jeff, do not be ridiculous. Being an actor, they’ll call on you to do all those things that you just’re enthusiastic about. Besides that, get to inform tell all these wonderful stories from all these different perspectives, those who are alive,’ Bridges added. 

‘This is a superb career. He’s so right. I’m so glad I listened to him. The family that I grew up in was so supportive. My mother, a few of you guys may need met her, she was the very best actor within the bunch,’ he said of his mother Dorothy Bridges, 

Love: 'I can remember him loving shoulders so much. He loved acting so much. As a kid, you know, I said dad, I'm not sure if I want to be an actor and he goes, what are you talking about? I said painting may be music,' Bridges said

Love: ‘I can remember him loving shoulders a lot. He loved acting a lot. As a child, you already know, I said dad, I’m unsure if I need to be an actor and he goes, what are you talking about? I said painting could also be music,’ Bridges said

You did it! The iconic actor posed up with his gong on the glittering night

You probably did it! The enduring actor posed up along with his gong on the glittering night 

He went on to thank his brother Beau Bridges and their sister Cindy for being ‘so supportive,’ before praising his wife Susan Getson.

‘And I get to be supported by my beautiful, splendidly talented wife, Sue. We now have been married 48 years. Three incredible daughters, Isabelle, Jessie, and Haley,’ Bridges said, joking that he admitted he checked out his IMDB page, ‘to organize for the night, adding, ‘I said wow. I’ve made numerous movies! My gosh. All these little lifetimes, right?’  

‘These actors. It’s like these little families. Families which might be coming together, attempting to work together and make something beautiful. Pull up this one-time magic trick of creating a movie. Doing our greatest,’ he added.

Thanks: He went on to thank his brother Beau Bridges and their sister Cindy for being 'so supportive,' before praising his wife Susan Getson

Thanks: He went on to thank his brother Beau Bridges and their sister Cindy for being ‘so supportive,’ before praising his wife Susan Getson

Supportive: 'And I get to be supported by my beautiful, wonderfully talented wife, sue. We have been married 48 years. Three incredible daughters, Isabel, Jessie, and Haley,' Bridges said, joking that he admitted he checked out his IMDB page, 'to prepare for the night, adding, 'I said wow. I've made a lot of movies! My gosh. All these little lifetimes, right?'

Supportive: ‘And I get to be supported by my beautiful, splendidly talented wife, sue. We now have been married 48 years. Three incredible daughters, Isabel, Jessie, and Haley,’ Bridges said, joking that he admitted he checked out his IMDB page, ‘to organize for the night, adding, ‘I said wow. I’ve made numerous movies! My gosh. All these little lifetimes, right?’

‘So families, that is sort of what all of it comes right down to. I do not have time to list all these great experiences I had making movies but I would love to shine the sunshine on two guys who were very influential in my life and my profession, Peter Bogdanovich and Bob Rafelson,’ he said.

‘Peter after all directed ‘Last picture show.’ The good company, pbs producer. Mentioning picture show, I’ve got to say Lloyd Catlin. He has been my stand-in for 70 movies. Speak about prolonged families, he’s actually in there,’ Bridges said.

‘My gosh. I desired to say something else and I forgot and I told them not to place that thing up there, you know. But telling stories. That is the privilege us actors get to do,’ he said.

Families: 'So families, that's kind of what it all comes down to. I don't have time to list all these great experiences I had making movies but I would like to shine the light on two guys who were very influential in my life and my career, Peter Bogdanovich and Bob Rafelson,' he said

Families: ‘So families, that is sort of what all of it comes right down to. I do not have time to list all these great experiences I had making movies but I would love to shine the sunshine on two guys who were very influential in my life and my profession, Peter Bogdanovich and Bob Rafelson,’ he said

Stories: 'My gosh. I wanted to say something else and I forgot and I told them not to put that thing up there, you know. But telling stories. That's the privilege us actors get to do,' he said.

Stories: ‘My gosh. I desired to say something else and I forgot and I told them not to place that thing up there, you already know. But telling stories. That is the privilege us actors get to do,’ he said.

‘We get to see some wonderful lines. Considered one of my favorite lines was from a movie ‘Star man.’ Playing an alien. Happened to be kind of a critic in a way. He actually had a robust opinion. Strong opinions about us. He said you already know what I really like most about it, you might be your best when things are at their worst,’ Bridges added. 

‘And I really like that because especially in nowadays, we’re going through some tough times, guys. We could use our greatest. It makes me, it makes me need to tell the very best story, live the very best story and we are able to,’ he said. 

‘Together we are able to do this. We are able to make something beautiful. So love you, guys, all of you. Critics, everyone within the room. Great to be in cahoots with you,’ Bridges concluded.

Alien: 'We get to see some wonderful lines. One of my favorite lines was from a movie

Alien: ‘We get to see some wonderful lines. Considered one of my favorite lines was from a movie ‘Star man.’ Playing an alien. Happened to be kind of a critic in a way. He actually had a robust opinion. Strong opinions about us. He said you already know what I really like most about it, you might be your best when things are at their worst,’ Bridges added

In an interview in September, Bridges reflected on how every little thing in life became ‘hyper-precious’ amid his health struggles.

He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020 and he was also hit hard by COVID-19 – but Jeff believes his two-year ‘health adventure’ has actually helped him to have a look at life through a recent lens.

The actor – who revealed in 2021 that his tumour had shrunk – shared: ‘I got cancer and chemo after which COVID on top of that. And the chemo stripped me of my immune system so I got the COVID pretty bad.

‘I used to be sick for about two years and [it was] very dreamlike, you already know.’

Jeff spent months in hospital at the peak of his health struggles. Nonetheless, he at all times tried to retain a positive outlook on life, and he admits that the experience has had a long-lasting impact on him.

Together: 'Together we can do that. We can make something beautiful. So love you, guys, all of you. Critics, everyone in the room. Great to be in cahoots with you,' Bridges concluded

Together: ‘Together we are able to do this. We are able to make something beautiful. So love you, guys, all of you. Critics, everyone within the room. Great to be in cahoots with you,’ Bridges concluded

Discussing his health troubles, Jeff told Sky News: ‘[There were] wonderful parts about being that sick that were sort of unexpected, you already know, feeling all that love coming towards me from my family and friends and from other people all around the world.

‘That was [an] unexpected, wonderful feeling, after which also the love that that sort of triggered for me.

‘I said, ‘Oh yeah, that is life, that is wonderful’, and every little thing became sort of hyper-precious during that point.’

Still, the Hollywood star was ‘thrilled’ when he was in a position to get back on set of The Old Man.

Jeff and John: Jeff Bridges poses with longtime friend John Goodman at the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles

Jeff and John: Jeff Bridges poses with longtime friend John Goodman on the Critics’ Selection Awards in Los Angeles

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