More Beau Bridges Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Rocketman)Beau Bridges is an award-winning actor who has portrayed a myriad of characters throughout his career. Most recently, Bridges starred in Showtime's Hidden in America. He was Emmy nominated for Hidden in America as well as for "The Second Civil War a Last year he was seen opposite his father, Lloyd Bridges, and his son, Dylan, in Sandkings, the 90-minute pilot episode of Showtime's series The Outer Limits, for which Beau received Emmy and Cable ACE Award nominations for Best Actor.
Bridges was also seen as Richard Nixon in TNT's 1996 production of Kissinger & Nixon, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination as Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special.
In 1994, Bridges directed both his father, Lloyd Bridges, and his son, Jordan, in a movie-of-the-week entitled Secret Sins of the Father.
In 1993, Bridges won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his role opposite Holly Hunter in the HBO project "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom. He also starred in CBS' The Man with Three Wives," which was the highest rated television movie of the season." He also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO film Without Warning: The James Brady Story, for which he won the Emmy, Golden Globe and CableACE Awards.
Bridges made his feature film debut in director Lewis Milestone's The Red Pony, with Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy. In 1967, he played his first adult role in Larry Peerce's feature film, The Incident. He next co-starred with Sidney Poitier in For Love of Ivy, and portrayed Ben Hecht as a cub reporter in Norman Jewison's Gaily, Gaily. He also starred in Hal Ashbys first film, The Landlord, then teamed with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Hammersmith is Out.
Throughout his career, Bridges has demonstrated enviable range. He played an athletic coach in Sidney Lumet's Child's Play, the boyfriend of an ill-fated ski champion in The Other Side of the Mountain, Richard Pryor's buddy in Greased Lightning, and Sally Field's husband in the powerful Norma Rae.
His feature film work also includes John Schlesinger's Honky Tonk Freeway, Delbert Mann's Night Crossing, Jonathan Kaplan's Heart Like a Wheel, Tony Richardson's The Hotel New Hampshire, The Killing Time,Iron Triangle, Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's got the Will? Arthur Hiller's Married To It, and The Fabulous Baker Boys," for which he was named Best Supporting Actor by the National Society of Film Critics.
He has appeared in more than 80 television shows, ranging from The Fugitive with David Janssen, to an Amazing Stories episode directed by Clint Eastwood, to Sea Hunt with his father, Lloyd. He starred in the CBS series Harts of the West, created by Bob Malong, which also starred his father, as well as in the series, United States written by Larry Gelbart.
His television films and specials include The CBS movie-of-the-week The Haunting of Patricia Johnson, starring opposite his real-life daughter, Emily; Losing Chase; the CBS miniseries Million Dollar Babies; Wildflower, directed by Diane Keaton; Elvis & The Colonel: The Untold Story; UFO Café; The Four Feathers; The Man Without a Country; The President's Mistress; Behind the Iron Mask; Witness for the Prosecution; The Child Stealers; Stubby Pringle's Christmas; James A. Michener's 'Space'; and One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, an American Playhouse presentation for PBS. He also appeared opposite Elizabeth McGovern in the critically acclaimed The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt for HBO's Women and Men trilogy. His other recent projects include A Stranger in Love for CBS, in which his sons Jordan and Dylan co-starred.
Bridges has also directed films in recent years, including The Wild Pair, in which he co-starred with his father and sons Casey and Dylan, and Seven Hours to Judgment, in which he also starred. He directed his son Jordan in The Thanksgiving Promise, the highest-rated Disney television film at the time of its broadcast and now a favorite which is aired every year. He directed the After School Special Don't Touch, which was nominated for an Emmy.
Bridges has appeared on Broadway in Where's Daddy? written by William Inge, and Who's Who in Hell by Peter Ustinov. He also appeared in the original production of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy Disney for "Rocketman" (18-Aug-2002)