20 stunning images from Jeff Bridges’ on-set photography collection

The Dude abides.

Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water
Cowboy Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water. Image Picture StudioCanal

Everyone knows Jeff Bridges as the Oscar-winning star of Crazy Heart, True Grit and The Big Lebowski – but not many are aware of his hidden talent for photography.

For the past 30 years Bridges has been taking stunning black-and-white panoramic shots from the sets of his films. Familiar faces from Matt Damon to Ryan Reynolds pop up, along with Bridges himself and instantly recognisable surroundings from some of the actor’s classic movies.

After nabbing an Academy Award for Crazy Heart in 2010, Bridges has settled nicely into an elder statesman role – in fact he might just be Hollywood’s last cowboy standing thanks to roles in True Grit and new film Hell or High Water.

In the latter, opening in cinemas on September 9, Bridges plays a lawman on the verge of retirement who’s hunting down bank robbing brothers played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster.

With Bridges back on the big screen soon, now’s as good a time as any to take a look at his incredible photography via his Instagram page.


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Fearless stuntman Gil Combs

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With dad Lloyd on the Blown Away set

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Wild Bill’s make-up chair

Here I am with Eddie Henriques putting on my mask for #WildBill. #TBT #BTS #widelux #movies

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Behind the scenes on Iron Man

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White Squall’s epic water tank

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The Mirror Has Two Faces star Lauren Bacall

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The Big Lebowski’s Julianne Moore

Here's a shot of #JulianneMoore in #TheDude's Dream from #TheBigLebowski. #TBT #Abiders #Lebowski #BTS #Movie

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Meryl Streep on the set of The Giver

#MerylStreep: Trageoedia/Comoedia on the set of @TheGiverMovie. #TBT #BTS #TheGiver

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Getting a digital makeover for Tron Legacy

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Michelle Pfeiffer on The Fabulous Baker Boys set

The beautiful #MichellePfeiffer in #TheFabulousBakerBoys. #TBT #BTS #Movies

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Time out on True Grit

Me and the boys on the set of #TrueGrit. #TBT #movies #bts

A photo posted by Jeff Bridges (@thejeffbridges) on

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With Gary Oldman for The Contender

Shooting #TheContender with #GaryOldman. #TBT #BTS #Movies

A photo posted by Jeff Bridges (@thejeffbridges) on

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RIPD’s car ride with Ryan Reynolds

#RyanReynolds and I prepare to be twirled in our car on the set of #RIPD. #TBT #BTS

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Masked and Anonymous with Bob Dylan

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Matt Damon messing around on True Grit

#MattDamon – Tragoedia/Comoedia on the set of #TrueGrit. #TBT #BTS

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The cogs in RIPD’s machine

Gears of the R.I.P.D. #TBT #RIPD #BTS

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With Stephen Bruton on Crazy Heart

#StephenBruton – my dear #friend, #teacher, #preacher, #wizard, and #Rock. #TBT #CrazyHeart #BTS

A photo posted by Jeff Bridges (@thejeffbridges) on

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The Giver co-star Katie Holmes

Tragoedia…Comoedia…@KatieHolmes212 on the set of @thegivermovie. #TBT #TheGiver

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All guns blazing for RIPD

Flying stuntman, Vince Deadrick, #RyanReynolds, and me on the set of #RIPD. #TBT #BTS

A photo posted by Jeff Bridges (@thejeffbridges) on

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A selfie for True Grit

Making #TrueGrit. #TBT #BTS

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