One of Hollywood's most successful actors and a five-time Academy Award® nominee, Jeff Bridges' most recent performance in "Crazy Heart"as Bad Blake, the down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country music singer at the center of the dramadeservedly garnered the iconic performer his first Oscar® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Bridges' moving and multi-layered performance is one of many in a career that spans decades in film and television.
He has starred in numerous box office hits, including Gary Ross' "Seabiscuit," Terry Gilliam's offbeat comedic drama "The Fisher King" (co-starring Robin Williams), the multi-award-nominated "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (co-starring his brother Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer), "The Jagged Edge" (opposite Glenn Close), Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," "Blown Away" (co-starring his late father Lloyd Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones), Peter Weir's "Fearless" (with Isabella Rossellini and Rosie Perez), and Martin Bell's "American Heart" (with Edward Furlong, produced by Bridges' company, AsIs Productions). That film earned Bridges an IFP/Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Actor. However, Bridges has not only placed his efforts in the acting community, but also holds a strong passion for contributing to various charitable efforts.
In 1983, Jeff founded the End Hunger Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. The organization works with the entertainment industry and other partners to produce and support media projects, programs, and events to spread awareness and generate action to end U.S. childhood hunger. The End Hunger Network has built the reputation of creating unique and impactful initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting action to end childhood hunger. Some of these initiatives include Los Angeles World Hunger Event, Live Aid, U.S. Presidential End Hunger Awards, Primetime to End Hunger, Fast Forward to End Hunger, and End Hunger Televent.
The End Hunger Network has partnered with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. For more than 25 years, the End Hunger Network has been confronting hunger head-on to make it a national priority. The newly formed partnership with Share Our Strength will help make the goal of ending childhood hunger even more attainable.