SMU Tate Lecture: Jeff Bridges
Seven-time Academy Award nominee and Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will be the featured speaker at The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU.
Bridges won his Oscar for his leading role in Crazy Heart. He also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for the same role. Bridges’ first Academy Award nomination came in 1971 for his supporting role in The Last Picture Show. Three of his nominations have come within the past 10 years, most recently for the West Texas-based Hell or High Water.
Off screen, Bridges is the founder of End Hunger Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. Currently, he serves as national spokesman for the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in the United States.
Bridges is also a skilled amateur photographer, with a collection of photographs made into the book, Pictures by Jeff Bridges, the proceeds of which are donated to the Motion Picture and Television Fund to provide support to film-industry workers.