Actor Jeff Bridges has been gracing the big screen for nearly 60 years.
And at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, the legendary actor, best known for his roles in “The Big Lebowski,” “Crazy Heart,” and so many more, was celebrated by Hollywood’s elite.
During the last hour of the show, his one-time co-star, Chris Pine, presented Bridges with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
The award is given out every year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to an actor or actress who made an “outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment.”
And with over 90 film credits under his belt, according to IMDb, Bridges is the epitome of that.
After accepting the award, Bridges took to the stage to give a speech. The 69-year-old actor, who has admitted in the past that he got into acting purely because he was born to two well-known artists, was quick to thank his family right off the bat.
He first spoke to his wife of nearly 42 years, saying:
“I gotta thank my sweetheart, Sue. My God, 45 years of support and love, I wouldn’t be up here without you, my dear.
And my brother, Beau, sister, Cindy, your love and support. And how lucky are we to have our folks, man.”
Bridges then looked up to the sky.
Bridges and his siblings lost their beloved parents, Lloyd and Dorothy, in 1998 and 2009, respectively.
Despite his parents no longer being with them, the actor still took a few moments to talk to them while on stage. He said:
“Lloyd and Dorothy, ah! Thank you! Hey, I wore your cuffs, dad. I’m wearing your cuff links. They’re your dad’s too.”
The rest of Bridges’ nearly seven-minute speech consisted of him thanking even more people and divulging some of his favorite moments as an actor.
You can watch Bridge’s full acceptance speech below:
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