The speech about Jeff Bridges’ Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award moved the audience.
His longtime friend and co-star from “The Big Lebowski,” John Goodman, presented the award and praised him for his dedication.
Bridges embraced Goodman and thanked his family after his victory. He began by mentioning his father’s birthday. Lloyd Bridges, his father, was acknowledged.
Bridges thanked his father and family for their professional support.
He thanked Beau and Cindy Bridges for their support and referred to his mother as the best actress. Lastly, he thanked Susan Geston:
“Sue, my wonderful wife, supports me. 48 years of marriage. Isabelle, Jessie, and Haley, three lovely daughters.”
The actor congratulated his “little family” of colleagues. He congratulated everyone, even his critics, for his success.
Bridges overcame a long illness. The actor faced two setbacks in 2020-2021. His diagnosis of lymphatic system cancer devastated his family.
Bridges and Geston have been counseling each other since they started dating.
Doctors detected and treated the illness promptly. Contraction during treatment. His wife thought he might die after getting sick.
Bridges would have beaten cancer without his wife. Geston saved him. Long-term friendships are normal for the Bridges family.
Bridges and Geston have been counseling each other since they started dating. They met in 1975 during the filming of “Rancho Deluxe” in Montana.
Geston was a waitress. Bridges remembers proposing to her. He noticed her walking around during a hot tub scene.
A car accident had broken her nose and blackened her eyes. Her “beauty and deformity” intrigued Bridges.