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Lent Day 20 Family of Winners - CinemaDave

Mar. 8th, 2010 08:39 pm Lent Day 20 Family of Winners

One common thread about Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges' acceptance speech was their recognition of their families, especially their late parents. This is Ms. Bullock's excellent acceptance speech;



One can never be so lonely as achieving something and not having anybody to share the reward with.

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From:cinemastar
Date:March 12th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)

Bullock & Bridges

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It was nice to see Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges remembering their parents.

A few weeks ago I saw an old "Sea Hunt" rerun with Jeff Bridges and his dad, Lloyd Bridges. Jeff played a small boy who was not related to his dad's character, which gave me a few chuckles because the resemblance was so close in their scenes together.

Jeff after some tips from his dad was already a good actor even as a young boy. He was billed as Jeffrey Bridges in the credits. Hard to believe he's been in the biz for 50 years.
From:cinemadave
Date:March 12th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)

Re: Bullock & Bridges

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Thanks Cinemastar!

There is a great story during the shooting of the fight scene in "High Noon." Gary Cooper was not in the best shape and Lloyd Bridges had to really pull his punches to make the scene work. The Bridges boys were up in the hayloft watching the fight.

After Cooper knocked out their Dad, Cooper threw a bucket of water on Lloyd. The Bridges Boys laughed and ruined the take. Dad had to dry off and Cooper had to reshoot the scene. At least Cooper got an Oscar for this efforts.
From:cinemastar
Date:March 12th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)

Re: Bullock & Bridges

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You're most welcome, Cinema Dave and it's fun to be chatting with you again!

That's a delightful Bridges story. Lloyd Bridges was always trim and athletic. I heard he did not have much SCUBA experience when he began "Sea Hunt" but he learned quickly and ended up doing most of his own diving and stunts on the show. I saw a film with some swimming scenes he made in his later years when he was probably over 70 and he was still in great shape.
From:cinemadave
Date:March 12th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)

Re: Bullock & Bridges

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My buddy Rachel was an extra in his last movie, "Jane Austen's Mafia."
From:cinemastar
Date:March 12th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)

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Cool! Must have been fun for Rachel. :)
From:cinemadave
Date:March 12th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)

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I'll get her to talk about it!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 12th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)

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Yes, I was in "Jane Austen's Mafia!" with Lloyd. Unfortunately, he was not in the best shape then and they had a stand-in all made up, wig and all, to look like him doing most of the scenes (in the part I was in--the wedding). There was a gag where he was on a pillow on the ground and they had to help him down for that scene. I did not get a chance to talk to him, but did see the rest of the cast and spoke with Jay Mohr, who was a newbie at the time. There was a great gag with the pillow that they had planned that was taken out it seems as well.
From:cinemadave
Date:March 13th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)

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Thanks Rachel!
From:cinemastar
Date:March 13th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)

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I have enjoyed these little stories about the Bridges family from Rachel and Cinema Dave. It is unfortunate that Lloyd's health was poor by the time Rachel was in his last film but he still managed to stay as active as he could for as long as possible.