The Dude abides

Jeff Bridges has cancer. We are following the progress of the Renaissance Man.

Jeff Bridges has cancer

The famous actor has lost his hair but not his courage and good spirits in his battle against lymphoma.

The star of so many great movies* including the cult classic ‘The Big Lebowski’ recently revealed his shaved head on his Instagram page and posted that he is “feeling good.” He included a picture of his new comfort puppy Monty.

Jeff Bridges has cancer

“I go in for a CAT scan to see if my new protocol is shrinking my tumor,” he posted. “Turns out it’s working beautifully. The thing has drastically shrunk.”

Family of actors

Jeff Bridges — the son of the late actor Lloyd Bridges and brother of actor Beau — is not going it alone. He has the support of his wife of 43 years, Susan, and three daughters, Isabelle, Jessica, and Haley.


He also has his Buddhist faith and has learned transcendental meditation. When he’s working on a movie he meditates for half an hour before going on the set.

Now 71, the multi-talented Dude — acting, music, photography, art — was diagnosed with lymphoma in October 2020 and promised to keep folks posted on his website, in which he displays the extraordinary talents of a modern-day Renaissance Man.


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*ABIDE: to endure without yielding, as in, abide the onslaught of an enemy.

*Jeff Bridges won Best Actor Oscar for the 2009 film ‘Crazy Heart,’ and Academy Award nominations for ‘The Last Picture Show’ (1971), ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot’ (1974), ‘Starman’ (1984), ‘The Contender’ (2000), ‘True Grit’ (2010), and ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016). He also starred in critically acclaimed roles in ‘The Fabulous Baker Boys’ (1989), ‘The Fisher King’ (1991), and commercially successful films ‘King Kong’ (1976), ‘Tron’ (1982), ‘Iron Man’ (2008), ‘Tron Legacy’ (2010) and ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (2018).

Jeff Bridges has cancer

The Dude is back in business as a man on the run in the TV series The Old Man.

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3 thoughts on “The Dude abides

  1. Jeff is one of my favorite actors, the dude was a perfect example of how convincing a role-actor he can be. He’s just got that ‘Everyday every-man’ believability. Loved him in True Grit as well. Good to see he’s doing well in his recovery.

  2. Very true. Last thing I saw him in was Hell or High Water — great movie.

  3. You bet. And you being a country singer must have liked him in ‘Crazy Heart’ — great performance!