If you get a chance, check out the PBS American Masters special Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides. Bridges spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour and he was so genuine and funny. I’m a big fan and thought he was fantastic in “True Grit” and “Crazy Heart” and of course “The Big Lebowski,” which is one of my favorite movies of all time.
In the special, he talks about making films like Lebowski and “The Last Picture Show,” which is great, but the part I really liked was when he talked about his mother. She wrote books for her children documenting their lives. He reads from his in the show and he seems to really appreciate all that she did for him. The entire special is really well done.
It airs on PBS Wednesday, at 8 p.m. on the new PBS affiliate KOCE.