Movies | September 24, 2017 5:00 am

Jeff Bridges on ‘The Dude’ and the Best Advice He’s Ever Received

Esquire sat down with the star to discuss his role in 'Kingman: The Golden Circle.'

Jeff Bridges
Actor Jeff Bridges poses for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the film 'Kingsman The Golden Circle', in London, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Jeff Bridges seems like he would be everybody’s best friend. He navigates being a major celebrity with an easy smile and many jokes. Also, his hair and beard game is always on point. That’s why Esquire writes that Bridges is “forever your Dude, our Dude and the world’s Dude.” They sat down with Bridges to discuss his current role as Agent Champagne in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. 

Bridges told Esquire that his favorite part of the movie was working with Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Julianne Moore. He didn’t want to say much more, for fear of ruining it, but said that there is a “ton of talent.”

His parents, mainly his dad, are the reason he got into acting, Bridges told Esquire. His mom is also the person who gave Bridges the best piece of advice he ever received: “Have fun and don’t take it too seriously.”

At 67-years-old, Bridges says that he’s “beginning to live his teenage dream” by playing in a band. Throughout all the years, he was able to keep playing music, something that he feels very passionately about. He likes jazz (Bill Evans, Miles Davis) and just that “ambient kind of music.”

As a recent grandfather, Bridges said that he realized how “wonderful being a child is again” but that the best age is where you are. Speaking of children, Bridges says that one thing “close to his heart” is ending childhood hunger, especially in America. He told Esquire that one good thing about fame is that you draw attention to things that deserve it.

And his favorite role? Well, that would be “like asking ‘Which is your favorite kid!’” he said. But Bridges did tell Esquire that while all his roles are special to him, “The Dude has got to be right up there.”

You can go see Jeff Bridges in Kingsman in theaters now.