Jeff Bridges’ Golden Globes Speech Gives a Shout Out to His Stand-In

Jeff Bridges
LOS ANGELES - OCT 08: Taylor Kitsch and Jeff Bridges arrives for the "Only The Brave" Los Angeles Premiere on October 8, 2017 in Westwood, CA - Image (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Jeff Bridges gave a special shout-out to his stand-in Loyd Catlett after working with him for over 50 years.

During Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored Jeff Bridges’ lifetime achievement in film with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The recognition comes after working over 60 years in the entertainment industry. His incredible body of work has been recognized multiple times at the Globes, most recently for 2017’s Hell Or High Water, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association highlighted his most popular role — “The Dude” from the pop-cultural hit movie The Big Lebowski. Bridges, who is known for many words did not disappoint after Chris Pine introduced the actor.

Jeff Bridges talked about his stand-in actor Loyd Catlett who has worked with Bridges through 70+ films over the course of 50 years starting with The Last Picture Show in 1971.

Bridges also touched on his previous acting jobs. “If I’m lucky, I’ll be associated with The Dude for the rest of my life,” he raved. “And I feel so honored to be a part of that movie.”

“We can make a difference,” he also declared on a more serious part of his speech. “We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man! We can turn this ship toward love, toward creating a healthy planet for all of us. Tag, you’re it!” Overall, it’s a speech that won’t soon be forgotten.

Past recipients include Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Meryl Streep, Alfred Hitchcock, and Clint Eastwood, among others.

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