Beau Bridges Quotes (40 Quotes)


    I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans.

    Steve and I saw eye to eye on the story and I got the part, but I think in the beginning it was due to my brother's instigation. So I owe him for that.

    I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible.

    My favorite roles usually have to do with the story, if it's a good story I usually enjoy doing the character.

    I find people respectful, and for me, the fun of doing what I do, is communicating with people, so I enjoy meeting people who have seen me perform.


    My brother and I are always trying to figure out a way to work again together.

    I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer.

    Fortunately I've been able to work in a lot of different mediums in my career, and they are all fulfilling in one way or another.

    On the other side, if I'm playing a good guy, then he has some problems too. That's what makes people interesting, in life and in fiction.

    The things I enjoy most as I watch the movie are the things that came through without even thinking.

    I felt, when I came home from work at the end of a day, I had to allow myself time to just come down and relax.

    My son Dylan, he is just graduating from high school, getting ready to do the college thing. He has acted several times with me.

    I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.

    My son Jordan is an actor doing very well, he's going to be on Dawson's Creek this week. He's been on like 5 or 6 times.

    The main theme in this film is to embrace diversity along with change, because in America we experience both everyday.

    Some of my oldest friends are actors. But that's not the only place my friends come from.

    I wouldn't say I'm overcome by fans when I go out. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a rock star, that would be pretty crazy.

    But when I'm done with the job I can take it off pretty easy, it's like a suit of clothes, put on something else.

    Part of the western movement is this desire that we, Americans, have to keep pressing on.

    First of all my real full name is Lloyd Vernet Bridges III.

    My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other's houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job.

    Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15, in high school.

    We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years.

    As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I've been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby.

    I think, I would guess most people keep secrets.

    And I like music, too, I like playing music.

    But on the other hand I believe I'm a private person too, and I enjoy that aspect of my life as well.

    Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.

    The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is The Fabulous Baker Boys Go To Hawaii. There don't seem to be any takers on that one!

    And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.

    Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.

    And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.

    Yeah, I'm very impressed with Lifetime, this is the first time I've worked with them. I really like the kind of programming that they're into, so I'm hoping that I will.

    I like sports, I enjoy anything to do with the ocean, I like surfing, sailing, I like to play tennis.

    Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors. Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work.

    When Spielberg was talking with the other executives about making this movie, he said he was only interested if they were going to tell the truth about the westward crossing, which means how the Native Americans were disrespected.

    My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

    My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated, my whole family went.

    Jeff is a real perfectionist. He likes to do a lot of takes to make sure that we've exhausted everything before we call it quits on a scene. I was shocked that he is as much of a perfectionist as he is, because the way I know him is as a pretty loose, easy-going guy.

    So I'm playing a villain for instance, who is supposed to be the bad guy of the story, then I like to try and find things that are good about him.


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