Beau Bridges

Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges (born December 9, 1941) is an American actor and director. He is a three-time Emmy, two-time Golden Globe and one-time Grammy Award winner, as well as a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 7, 2003, for his contributions to the television industry. He is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and elder brother of fellow actor Jeff Bridges. In 1948, he had an uncredited role in Force of Evil, and No Minor Vices, while in 1949, he played in the film The Red Pony. In the 1962–1963 television season, he and his brother, Jeff, appeared on their father's series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. He appeared in other television series too, including National Velvet (1962), The Fugitive (1963), Bonanza (1967), Mr. Novak (1963), and The Loner (1966). He appeared in such feature films during that time as The Landlord (1970), The Other Side of the Mountain (1975), Greased Lightning (1977), Norma Rae (1979), Heart Like a Wheel (1983), and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984). In 1989, in perhaps his best-known role, he starred in The Fabulous Baker Boys. In the 1993–94 television season, he appeared with his father in the 15-episode series Harts of the West. In 1998, he starred as Judge Bob Gibbs in the one-season Maximum Bob on ABC. He had a recurring role in the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000). In 2001, he guest-starred as Daniel McFarland, in two episodes in Will & Grace. From 2002 to 2003 ...

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Charlotte's Web (2006)

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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Common Ground (2000)

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Margot Kidder  •  Mimi Rogers

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Margot Kidder  •  Mimi Rogers

Greased Lightning (1977)

This film is based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing champion in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Grier  •  Cleavon Little

This film is based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing champion in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Grier  •  Cleavon Little

Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Beau Bridges  •  Leo Rossi  •  Hoyt Axton

Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Beau Bridges  •  Leo Rossi  •  Hoyt Axton

Jerry Maguire (1996)

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Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Kelly Preston

Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Kelly Preston

Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ron Leibman  •  Pat Hingle

Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ron Leibman  •  Pat Hingle

RocketMan (1997)

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Harland Williams  •  Jessica Lundy  •  William Sadler  •  Beau Bridges

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Harland Williams  •  Jessica Lundy  •  William Sadler  •  Beau Bridges

Smile (2005)

Introduced to a volunteer opportunity with the Doctor's Gift Program, Katie (Mika Boorem) signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin (Yi Ding), a girl with whom she shares a birthday. Lin has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kramer
CAST:  Mika Boorem  •  Luoyong Wang  •  Yi Ding  •  Beau Bridges

Introduced to a volunteer opportunity with the Doctor's Gift Program, Katie (Mika Boorem) signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin (Yi Ding), a girl with whom she shares a birthday. Lin has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kramer
CAST:  Mika Boorem  •  Luoyong Wang  •  Yi Ding  •  Beau Bridges

Swashbuckler (1976)

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  James Earl Jones  •  Peter Boyle  •  Geneviève Bujold

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  James Earl Jones  •  Peter Boyle  •  Geneviève Bujold

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

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Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rebecca Miller
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Camilla Belle  •  Catherine Keener  •  Ryan McDonald

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rebecca Miller
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Camilla Belle  •  Catherine Keener  •  Ryan McDonald

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ellie Raab

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ellie Raab

The Good German (2006)

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Tony Curran

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Tony Curran

The Landlord (1970)

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially, his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert the building into a posh flat. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially, his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert the building into a posh flat. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands

The Wizard (1989)

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Holland
CAST:  Fred Savage  •  Luke Edwards  •  Beau Bridges  •  Christian Slater

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Holland
CAST:  Fred Savage  •  Luke Edwards  •  Beau Bridges  •  Christian Slater

Village of the Giants (1965)

"Genius" accidentally invents "goo" which causes living things to rapidly grow to an enormous size. Seeing an opportunity to get rich, some delinquent teenagers steal the "goo" and, as a result of a sophomoric dare, consume it themselves and become thirty feet tall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert I. Gordon
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Ron Howard  •  Beau Bridges  •  Johnny Crawford

"Genius" accidentally invents "goo" which causes living things to rapidly grow to an enormous size. Seeing an opportunity to get rich, some delinquent teenagers steal the "goo" and, as a result of a sophomoric dare, consume it themselves and become thirty feet tall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert I. Gordon
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Ron Howard  •  Beau Bridges  •  Johnny Crawford

Lovin' Molly (1974)

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Edward Binns

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Edward Binns

Sidekicks (1992)

An otherwise rejected or ignored boy creates a fantasy pal from his martial arts movie hero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Norris
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Jonathan Brandis  •  Chuck Norris  •  Mako

An otherwise rejected or ignored boy creates a fantasy pal from his martial arts movie hero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Norris
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Jonathan Brandis  •  Chuck Norris  •  Mako

Debating Robert Lee (2004)

A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Polier
CAST:  Daniel Letterle  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Billy Kay  •  Beau Bridges

A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Polier
CAST:  Daniel Letterle  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Billy Kay  •  Beau Bridges

Sordid Lives (2000)

"Sordid Lives" is about a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Del Shores
CAST:  Olivia Newton-John  •  Kirk Geiger  •  Sarah Hunley  •  Newell Alexander

"Sordid Lives" is about a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Del Shores
CAST:  Olivia Newton-John  •  Kirk Geiger  •  Sarah Hunley  •  Newell Alexander

We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)

Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Tom Guiry

Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Tom Guiry
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