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today on larry king now a school winner jeff bridges the dude opens up about an illustrious career he can typecast just before that i was the dude you know sort of go from the dude to the press you know that's pretty cool it gives me a lesson in the art of zen bolding is a love like zen in the art of archery you know before you even throw the ball the pins are down it's how your mind is set plus using your you know paying attention to your credit your thumbs with the suit really very clear on the outside of the colors aslan raising hope no go back you believe you know all next on larry king now. our in a place of my very well brooklyn where they used to travel up the hill and i did
visit central park trump of course blocked the r.v. look for a little have a nice one anyway of the park in the with one of my favorite people the terrific that the jet bridges academy award winning he stars in this summer's r i v day it opens this friday night he's opposite ryan reynolds are i b d stands for rest in peace police department right wrist peace department rest in peace the part some people are calling it rip. what do you make of this film i don't know what to make it is totally a crazy crazy crazy movie yeah sorry i like to make that as a cage especially at summer time gives them some people to chortle at is it fun to do oh yes specially when you've got guys like ryan and mary louise parker and you know and kevin bacon to work with and it makes it all but of the three d. is incredible yeah and all these axes scenes when you see it finished when you work
at it you don't see all that but yeah i had the i haven't seen the three d. version. but if we yeah that's really pretty wild but no you don't know when you're making it you know you know get to expose this atomic both it was i guess what they call it a graphic novel you know. how do you see your role koshare to the woman who you are is rather. the woman i give brisson miller very very happy about my avatar people who write and i play dead cops i'm a i'm a marshal from the eighteen hundreds and run from modern times and we're both dead and where we're hunting down dead people and we're going to be alive who are still pretending you know to be alive and normal people see us in different ways they don't see this as we actually look so people look at me and when i'm walking around the streets and they see barista miller. kevin bacon is a wonderful fellow he's he's so he's so wonderful to work with
a great actor and also he's a musician so we got to you know if you play well yeah yeah we play or sing do a little bit of music and yeah closing song my old buddy t.-bone and i wrote that tune in for the for the movies and it again it better man better man enjoys singing yeah we were o's you know what with less time we talking to the person i was out there and you always saying yes since i was a kid you know there's a new your dad he never said you son oh no well he sung i mean you know my dad he replaced the richard kiley on broadway and mandolin montra lloyd. yeah yeah right it was the first one after richard kiley he did that song yeah bylaws go yeah oh yeah it was a dream meeting all that great score but i'm going on tour here in a couple of days with my band the abiders and my daughter jesse is opening for me while so that's going to be a lot of fun do you ever just want to be
a singer well you know when i was growing up. play music like that i thought that might be something i want to do but my dad. he loved showbiz so much and acting and he'd been one of all his kids to go in that and it was you know you see a little eighteen you know eight year old kid and see hot that's that's me you know he encourages older so i met if not into it should in florida and they shot solo silver springs you know your father well it was a great home wasn't he a great interest as also a great tomic that oh very good oh a very good oh you must say that charge i remember we were just came back from boston we made a movie there together called blown away. and he played my uncle in that and when we were casting the part i went up to the. the director and the producer said i know a guy wonderful actor who looks a bit like me might be
a good guy to play my uncle i said lloyd bridges hadn't heard of him and he said oh your dad is great but he's really more of a comedian and more of a comedian i said what are you talking about never he says what it was all the airplane movies are so you got to be careful you can develop as strong persona you know and but that was a different career i thought oh yeah we made him all going from see what you know for the seat and everybody thought he was a scam diver. they carried in are the in in the new ones is that a lot based on the cab to you david true grit leather from the same period yeah and you know you talk about that baggage and with each each row and there's a bit of a rooster cogburn baggage for that but i kind of let that be that's ok i figure the best you know both from the same times and. it's fun to play cowboys oh you play someone that out you would develop that role in or if you think about him what do
you think about when he would die that's outlandish yeah well you mentioned my father being a comedian and he's my father quite a bit you know he do his you his you maria and a lot of that is. kind of a combination of things you know you got your make up usually how you look you know i have you know have a long kind of the stash beard long hair and then of course the clothing and all of that so every as you get dressed in the morning it's automated about that where you even have to think about it just starts to you know you start to just become the guy it's a kind of crazy feeling anthony quinn told me once that it doesn't matter whether it's a b. movie a movie. a low key movie while weston you give it all your best. all the time oh yeah as you know never more for the more fun that way it is this is some action will be there for i'm going to be this you know i don't like to do that and i give it your your shot each time you know makes it more fun and more
enjoyable you know how do you pick a role what's the determining factor. kind of a mixture of things you know probably the right number one is that the kind of movie that i'd like to see i love movies going to movies and i like those movies where. you know the filmmakers surprise you you know you're thinking this can go one way and it goes another way and i like that and then also you know the people you work with we were in a movie together we were in the same scene the contender oh rosario that was a good one board that goes allen iverson i got tired of you her and she saw the group because you're a great president i love to have cared to head. in. look at the ankles on that girl. that's what you're into ankles that's what does it for you today women would prefer conservatively that makes you way less creepy. when exactly was your day. under but it. used to call
a lot. marshall was pulled over right she said go to barry scheck and i'm at the time got rice receive it all right just call me royal we're back with jeff bridges who's stars in our ip day openings friday he also coauthored a book it's him and bernie glassman called the dude in the zen master what is that so i'm glancing through it looks it's just a conversation here yes basically a conversation bernie glassman who is design master who is in mass he's a wonderful wonderful guy. he came to me once and he said. we've been friends for several years he said you know in the buddhist circles. your character in the big about how ski the dude is considered zen master i said what i am talking about is oh yes as you know the the movie is filled with you know koans you know these use in questions that you have to get experience you know to really
answer them properly and i said i don't know you talked about his church he says sure is look the coen brothers man. come on the me. so he says hey let's write a book about that i want to bring some of these you know zen ideas into modern day and so we as ok share so we went up to my place in montana and we put down this book how do you know bernie glassman met in that a. dinner party. and i said the tween rum doest you know who around us is you know be here now and bernie and you know we let's was struck up and that's and we just became we kind of hit it off right there had a great time definition what is what is in very good. a what is and i do not know all of. it maybe that's it you're not knowing you know to be open to
or heard of my dear friend jackie gleason in the book right yeah oh yeah and our and our current well art carney is this him and see if i can see make this kind of a truncate the story a little bit when i'm doing the bow skit. and by the way the dude who you know loves bowling you never see his bowl in the movie fred but we originally were supposed to do some bowling we had a bowling master come teach us. and i was wondering how how the dude my prepared to bowl you know you remember art carney when he would prepare you know he would pick up that water and he would you know he would you know prepare him self but there's a boy he addressed the you know it would to sign something you know in jackie gleason. and the pair of pair you know. how i told the guy this and he says and he hadn't assisted with and he started to laugh hysterically and i said what's going on he goes no no i get to tell me what's going on beneath and the bowling master
finally said well you know bowling is a lot like zen in the art of archery you know before you even throw the ball the pins are down it's how your mind is set you know with the cocking of the head which is very much like. norton you know you know what that what so i said yes so what happened he says well i would get up there and i would. you know. you know i think this isn't a big tournaments you know until all the guys on the bed would say. you know and i said well what happened how did you know what that meant that is it would literally take me sometimes five or six minutes before i could throw the ball and it was really a problem i went to a schrank and you know work it out you know finalizes so what he do now i says i just throw the ball you know look at him oh you know oh my goodness it entered me and. was a great man you know all of little of them oh man i used to watch him all of the time i bet you have some great stories as though my own gun million stories about
you know a lot of that was improvisation you know and he would he never you'd appreciate this he never rehearsed a scene but he had a guy built like him who did all the rehearsals and he would watch that he would watch the tape of it and so he would do all the movements so when you did a honeymooners. the first car he walked in the first time he saw jackie was on the set to the show life and that woman fresh felt that god would have been a cast that someone hasn't responded you find that that you know like i asked you about earlier feinstein said it's called acting. he was a master the zen is the living in the present right yeah that's a good yeah there you go he was in is not my position is yeah i do my you know i give it my shot you know you awful philosophical i mean i sit i sit you know i meditate you know you do better. help me with that when you're meditating what are
you thinking. whatever i'm think whatever whatever's there you know i'm in the idea is to you know your i mean the you know the kind of the technique is to just follow your breath if you know you know just pay attention to your you're breathing it or go well what happens if your mind you know just like you know your salad very glands are built to salivate your mind's meant to have all kinds of thoughts and ideas so you sitting there you know paying attention to your breath and here comes the thought what i'm going to say we have larry king i wonder what he's going to wear i wonder because the suspenders with you know the back you're breathing you know and so you do it you do this so it's not about it's not a matter of but not you know stop thinking you know don't don't think whatever you do that you know that because that's it's not the end and not you can it can it just kind of comes and you just go back and you try not to be so attached to your thinking you know because. i find that that's one of the challenging things in life
where you you know your mind thinks and you'll have a fun. and that thought will hook you you know and then you'll start to tell stories about it you know until you work yourself up there and it's just your mind going on but if you're not if you're not you know realizing that your mind that it's not really a serious concrete thing it in many can cause you some suffering you were in new york with jeff bridges he stars in our i p d a while one that opens friday don't go away.
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is it possible to navigate you carney with all the details of his text and misinformation and media hype will keep you up to date by decoding the mainstream headlines stated it's in your mind. we're back with the great jeff bridges stars he isn't just a great act to sing a great performance great guy our ip great family was a great guy to go up with you back home just lowell was a winner of this eighty two things like there's a sect you know he was such a physical guy that when he's you know he started to its body started to kind of he
took it as a betrayal kind of he was kind of you know angry at the thing and he got you know the heart you know hard they want you want oh my god did he want me he did oh he loved acting and loved show business you know and i can remember him in the days of sea hunt him sitting me on his bed there teaching me all of the basics and unbowed to understand it oh and bowed to but i think the thing that i learned most about acting from him was just the joy in which he'd approach the thing you know i kind of get a similar hit with you actually i can really know that you enjoyed doing it we loved the love it and it's kind of the when you joyous it's contagious you know and that whenever my dad you probably felt it with my dad and you knew my dad all over there when he came in and you hung out with him you said oh yeah we're alive this is kind of fun you know but where we want to go here he lived you know man i like
your mom. did you ever meet my mom oh she. she whether he was a mariner she passed away while she was a cared she also wrote a book i think the end of the title is. you caught me you caught me kissing or something like that but she had the title she wanted that the publishers refused was. but the life of an actor's wife cueing in screwing. and she was out and you always were a close family you know you're very close there was it fun to work with your brother oh god in baker boys oh that was in a dream and out now how do you resist not going a poem a shelf life. going on the piano. over my wife man you are oh yeah yeah she's she's my my main leading lady you know it's amazing to
have that kind of relationship where i can go out and and act with all these you know beautiful girls but. you know nobody beats my wife you know and the fact that she is open to that and knows i'll come back because we got such a good thing we've been married what thirty six years nasa like how you look at your career the one thing you did say about it is diversity right you have been able to they can typecast you i tried to do that and it's because we were as we were talking before my father kind of struggled with that you know with c. hunt. people thought he was a skin diver which is a wonderful compliment but he got typecast and those are the kind of roles he kept getting offered so i took a kind of a cue from that and really want to about trying not to develop too strong a persona so you mentioned it and there you have the contender i love that and just
before that i was the dude you know sort of go from the dude to the prez you know that's pretty cool i dug that i love the great scene that didn't and then when you confront that as as oh that they're scary moment they just that a man they got is going to be vice president. they're going to rest of that and the order food for you. as well written so they have a very you have a favorite role. not really this kind of like your kids you know that oh corny thing actors. i really have such a good time doing each one and it's usually you know the the freshest one in my mind you know the last one i mean another one since i had i did one that will be coming out next year called the seventh son was about i play a witch hunter from the from a in the in the dark ages you go around all the horror to write you know it was always that well you know iron man iron it made the bad guy that got to be bald and. you love all that right yes for too good
had to be fun oh well there you are working with the masters you know the coen brothers they're the same right are you know they're not another bit overly ambitious and yet their movies but you know working with them they're very. very cool you know there's not too much you know phonetic joking around or anything else very no it's very kind of straight they're not you know somber by having anyone you want to work with you haven't like woody allen he would be wonderful to work with i mean you know all the all the wonderful you know great filmmakers and actors and i'm up for how do you explain in in a hollywood age the longevity of the marriage. well probably one thing is the example that my folks you know went through you know they they were married to the end you know they were they met at u.c.l.a. and fell in love and you know. lived to my father passed away were you know were
married. and maybe it's you know maybe the kids have said this is before bed seems to you know pop into my mind the key is not getting a divorce. just going when that when you get that well wall when you hear that wall how do you get through that well that's like. this is a buddhist. kind of practice that i'm working on called lows on when those tough things happen those are really kind of gifts they're really opportunities to expand you know and to open your of love and try to you know get more intimate with your spouse do it go to it yet that is still involved with ending childhood on growing very much so i'm involved with a wonderful organization called share our strength and then we get out of that list yet have a campaign called no kid hungry and the summertime is particularly important for kids who are struggling with hunger because they get most of their meals at school
and school's out you know sort of the meals and the. texting program to let families who are struggling with hunger know where these meals are summer meals are being served and if you text food to eight seven seven eight seven seven food takes food to eight seven seven eight seven seven you can find out where a meal site is in your area important we have some social media questions for you don mcgraw on instagram what was it like to work with your father and brother in sea hunt and i didn't work with bo in sea hot but whenever i worked with my family it was just so great because well we're all coming from that same source my dad you know who is our teacher. so we had the same kind of style and i loved working with my dad in two films blown away and in boston and tucker. and tucker was so great because you know there's
a certain aspect the acting is kind of like advance pretend you know when you're a kid you pretend and francis coppola has a lot of kid in him too and created a wonderful environment and cycling under-rated movie it was it was a lot of fun but we played together you know it was wonderful holly modally last was there any competition with your brother in regard. it's your careers no no it's kind of like being on the same team or root always rooting for each other you know and bo you know right next to my dad he was my mentor he taught me all kinds of act and stuff and we worked together what's your what motivates you every day. i guess it just you know breathe and you know i don't i don't i don't think i'm. in terms that are on our. show about there you go you early roxanne on instagram what was it like what would it take for you to star in the big lebowski sequel oh just the coen brothers say hey you want why not equal but they don't want to do it i
don't thing but you know there was there was surprise in it so maybe they'll do it well one could game of if you only knew what's your favorite drink of choice the white russian is the dude strength and a little too sweet for me i just got off the straight russian i'm just doing red wine fail me two favorite character named jack because you've been jack in the seven different movies you had me well you had to put them up there but the one that popped in my mind i had such a great time on and i love the result of the movie was wonderful was fabulous baker boys but now and now i'm thinking of the terry gilliam movie we made here fisher king it was jack and i had to that was a good one really good movie a first kiss. kind of where we're living i was in westwood you know going to highs probably junior high yeah what not high school no no no junior high your brother named yeah i think well the one that comes to mind there might
have been a girl before you would please a lot of spin the bottle and stuff back in those days but that really count i think was maybe debbie olson that's danny also you know debbie rowe. and i read jeff bridges alright tb opens friday thanks for joining us see again i'm a king's things on twitter which to handle. don't know what moment of my hand i don't think i have one of them look it up. well. it's technology innovations all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered.
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