CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Beau Bridges visits FLiFF 26

This weekend formerly kicks off the **26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival,** which moves the opening night gala to Saturday Night at the Signature Grand. Besides Penelope Ann Miller, Senator George McGovern and Dennis Haysbert, Beau Bridges has been recently added to this weekend’s festivities.

Beau Bridges will be screening **Don’t Fade Away** on Sunday at Cinema Paradiso. It is likely that Beau will discuss “the family business;” his brother is Jeff Bridges and his father is the late Lloyd Bridges. The family Bridges filmed the classic television show **Sea Hunt,** which included some filming in South Florida.

Beau portrayed the husband to **Norma Rae,** the film that garnered Sally Field her first Oscar. Jeff and Beau portrayed **The Fabulous Baker Boys** and attempted to woo Michelle Pfeiffer by tickling her ivories.

It is on television that Beau received his most critical praise, most notably earning the Emmy Award for portraying a historical figure in, **Without Warning - The James Brady Story.** Not one to stay typecast in a genre, Beau had a reoccurring role in **Stargate SG-1** and was the patriarch in **Harts of the West,** costarring Harley Jane Kozak.

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