Oscar-winning star Jeff Bridges on “The Last Picture Show” and “The Big Lebowski” said Monday that he has lymphoma.
“As the man says, new [s- – -] The 70-year-old actor has come to light Twitter, With reference to his character “Lebowski”. “I have been diagnosed with lymphoma. Even though it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate to have an amazing team of doctors and the diagnoses are good. I will start treatment and keep you informed about my recovery.”
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Bridges won an Academy Award for playing a battered country singer in Crazy Heart (2009). His varied list of characters also includes a human being possessed by an alien in “Starman” (1984), a exemplary CEO in “Tucker: A Man and His Dream” (1988), an American president in “The Contender” (2000), villain of Marvel in “Iron Man” (2008) and the ancient Western jurist in “True Grit” (2010).
To many viewers, his defining role was The Dude, the philosopher and relaxed bowling alley of the highly-cited Coen Brothers crime comedy Center’s 1998 “The Big Lebowski”.
Bridges has remained active in recent years, earning an Academy Award nomination for his work as a Texas Ranger goalkeeper in “Hell or High Water” (2016) and playing chart in the Priest’s Collar in “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018). At the time of his diagnosis, he was attending an FX series called “The Old Man,” in which he is the star and executive producer.
The son of late actor Lloyd Bridges, he took off in the world of shows by appearing on his father’s television program “Sea Hunt” with his brother, Beau Bridges.