We are watching the progress of cancer-stricken Renaissance Man, Jeff Bridges.
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.
“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.”
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 and promised to keep folks posted on his website, in which he displays the extraordinary talents of a modern-day Renaissance Man.
THE DUDE ABIDES*
*ABIDE: to endure without yielding, as in, abide the onslaught of an enemy.
* He 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).