Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt (1958–1960) with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother, Beau Bridges. One of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, he has won numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as an alcoholic singer in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. Critic Pauline Kael wrote that Bridges "may be the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived".Bridges earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Last Picture Show (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Starman (1984), The Contender (2000), True Grit (2010), and Hell or High Water (2016). Bridges has also starred in commercially successful films such as King Kong (1976), Tron (1982), and Iron Man (2008), along with critically acclaimed roles in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).