The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the career of acting brothers Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges during an evening titled “Beau and Jeff: A Tale of Two Bridges,” on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. Beau and Jeff Bridges are part of an acting Dynasty started by the legendary career of their father Lloyd Bridges. The two brothers will have a conversation about their extensive and extraordinary careers, including tidbits about their father's career as well.
Golden Globe winning actor Beau Bridges started acting as a child in the late 1940s. Most of his work was on television and he co-starred alongside his father in the popular television series "Sea Hunt," and in various popular shows of the 1960s including: "Wagon Train," "Ben Casey," "My Three Sons," "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and "The Fugitive."
His career really took off as an adult actor after starring in the film "The Other Side of the Mountain," portraying the young skier Dick Buek. In 1979, he starred opposite Sally Field in the Oscar-winning film "Norma Rae." In the 1980s he continued to work in both television and film and late in the decade shared a very successful film with his brother, a film that was nominated for four Academy Awards, "The Fabulous Baker Boys." The film told the fiery relationship of a two brother piano act in need of a headline singer (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) and featured the real piano playing by both brothers.
After "The Fabulous Baker Brothers," Beau has continued to work in film and television and just recently appeared in the Academy Award winner "The Descendants," co-starring with George Clooney. He is now starring in two television series "The Millers" and "Masters of Sex." He was just nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his role as Barton Scully, playing a homosexual that is desperate to become something that he is not in "Masters of Sex."
Jeff Bridges has had more acknowledgement for his work in film as he has garnered six Oscar nominations, winning Best Actor for his role in "Crazy Heart," in 2009. Other films that he is noted for are "Tron," "Starman," "Iron Man" and "True Grit." He is also known for his break-out role in "The Last Picture Show" and his stellar performance in "The Big Lebowski." Next month, Jeff will be in the new film "The Giver," also starring Meryl Streep.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the only film that Beau and Jeff starred in together, four-time Oscar nominated film "The Fabulous Baker Boys."
Tickets for A Tale of Two Bridges are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org.
The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org