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Born: December 9, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


"Even as a teenager, my attempts to be 'bad' were pretty tame. The big deal back then was to steal a six-pack of beer, then we'd all go out to a vacant lot and split it between 12 guys and maybe take the last can and pour it over our heads so we'd reek of beer... My childhood was a time of very strict codes. This began for me in organized religion and being exposed to the Bible, and I've spent a lot of my life trying to live up to certain ethical standards that I set for myself back then.

"I never use God's name in vain. A lot of times a character I'm playing will be written that way and I have to tell the director I'd rather not say that--can I say 'fucking asshole' instead? It's like taking your clothes off for a scene--yes, okay, if it's an integral part of the scene, but if it's gratuitous . . .

"I remember doing an almost completely nude scene in 'Gaily, Gaily', but since I didn't want to show everything, they took this little circle thing . . . ACTUALLY, I meant to say it was this BIG THING! That's all I had on--this big thing over my weiner." --Beau Bridges, quoted in Buzz, c. 1990.

About his closeness with brother Jeff: "We see each other quite often at family gatherings, or we just get together. Not long ago, we took off three days, just the two of us, driving around. We used work as an excuse, but mostly we just wanted to spend some time together."

--Bridges to Harvey Solomon in Biography Magazine, September 1999.

On his late father Lloyd: "[His spirit] is always with me and my family. He was a great teacher. And I think of him whenever I'm at a crossroads or have to make a choice." --Bridges to Harvey Solomon in Biography Magazine, September 1999.

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