"A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Jeff Bridges on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Jeff Bridges on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Jeff Bridges on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Jeff Bridges on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Jeff Bridges on Winston Churchill
"One of the tough things about being an actor, probably the hardest thing, is getting your foot in the door, and my father handled that for me at a very early age."
"Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it's going to be even tougher."
"For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad."
"I'm very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we're all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film."
"I'm very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it's one of the great things about making movies is it's a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character's costume and what that might tell about your character."