American Masters Premiere

PALEYAFTERDARK: Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Jan 8, 2011
7:00 PM PT
Los Angeles

American Masters opens its twenty-fifth season with Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides giving viewers an unexpected window into the life of the actor whose easygoing style has endeared him to audiences for almost forty years. The ninety-minute film, airing nationally Wednesday, January 12 at 8:00 pm ET on PBS (check local listings), debuts less than a year after Bridges’s game-changing Best Actor Academy Award–winning role as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart. It also coincides with his return to the screen in Tron Legacy—reprising his role as Kevin Flynn from Tron (1982)—and as Rooster Cogburn in the remake of True Grit, directed by the Coen Brothers, reuniting him with The Big Lebowski (1998) writer/directors, where his iconic role as “the Dude” originated.

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Reception sponsored by Paramount Pictures.

Jeff Bridges
Susan Lacy, Series Creator/Executive Producer
Gail Levin, Director/Writer