Jeff Bridges

Oscar Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Acceptance Speech

delivered 7 March 2010

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Oh! Thank you, Academy members! Mom and dad, yeah, look! Whoo!

Thank you, mom and dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession.

Oh, my dad and my mom, they loved show biz so much. I remember my mom, getting all of us kids to entertain at her parties. You know, my dad sitting me on his bed and teach me all of the basics of acting for a role in Sea Hunt. They loved show biz so much and I feel an extension of them. You know, this -- this is honoring them as much as it is me.

I want to --  I want to thank Scott Cooper, our wonderful director, for his -- his knowledge of film and country music and for his ability to instill self-confidence in his actors. I thank you for -- for that, Scott. Where are you? Raise your hand, man. Yeah! Scotty! Thank you for that, Scott man. And thank you for assembling such a wonderful cast.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin -- wherever he is backstage -- and Bobby Duvall, so wonderful you guys brought your heart and soul.

I want to thank Barry Markowitz, our wonderful DP [Director of Photography], did such a brilliant job. Judy Cairo, our producer, and Fox Searchlight, our -- our wonderful -- our wonderful distributor. Thank you guys for keeping us all together and -- and for making it all happen.

T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton for bringing all of that great music and those wonderful musicians to the party, man.

And...my -- my wonderful team that -- that's kept me together: Jean Sievers, David Schiff, Rick Kurtzman, CAA, Bob Wallerstein, Loyd Catlett, Tarra Day, and Roger Love, man. Thank you, guys.

And I especially want to thank my gorgeous wife, Sue. We've been married 33 years. We have a beautiful family -- three girls, Isabelle, Jessie and Hayley. Thank you, guys. I wouldn't be up here without you.

Thank you so much.


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