Jeff Bridges, True Grit
In True Grit, a Coen brothers remake of the Western classic, Jeff Bridges plays hard-nosed U.S. Marshall Reuben J. ???Rooster??? Cogburn. The role was originally portrayed by John Wayne.
This is the sixth Oscar nomination for Bridges, who was previously recognized for his work in The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Starman, The Contender and Crazy Heart. The 61-year-old son of Hollywood legends Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Dean Bridges received his first win last year for his role as the washed up, alcoholic, country music singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart.