It’s a busy summer for Jeff Bridges, 66, who provides the voice of the elderly aviator in the new Netflix version of the classic The Little Prince, followed by a role in Hell or
High Water, now in theaters, as a veteran Texas Ranger hot on the trail of two bank robbers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster). Here are five facts you may not know about the Oscar-winning native of Los Angeles.
1. His first credited acting role was in 1958 on the TV series Sea Hunt with his father, Lloyd, and brother, Beau.
2. Jeff, Lloyd and Beau were all members of the U.S. Coast Guard.
3. When not in front of the camera, he takes photographs on set, some of which can be seen in the book Pictures by Jeff Bridges.
4. His debut album, Be Here, was released in 2000. His follow-up, Jeff Bridges, didn’t come out until 2011.
5. In 1983, the longtime hunger activist founded the End Hunger Network. Today, he is the spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry program.