Jeff Bridges ready for Oscar glory

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The Cohen brothers have another intense movie up their sleeve with True Grit. This story follows Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old farm girl who sets out to find the man who was hired to kill her father. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn and she insists on accompanying him. However, he is a morally unprincipled man whose drinking and sloth do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested. True Grit stars, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, & Barry Pepper.
February 13th, 2011

Jeff Bridges won't feel guilty if he beats Colin Firth to the Best Actor prize at this year's Oscars.

The 61-year-old star triumphed over Colin - who was nominated for his performance in 'A Single Man' - at last year's Academy Awards for his role in 'Crazy Heart' and he admits he is quite comfortable with the prospect of defeating 'The King's Speech' star again.

Jeff - who is nominated this year for his turn in 'True Grit' - said: "I don't think I'd feel too guilty, no. Just let it fall where it may."

However, the seasoned actor has confessed he does feel guilty for not watching all of his fellow nominees' films.

Jeff - who has watched 'The King's Speech' - said: "I feel bad as I haven't watched as many of the films out this year as I should have. But the ones I've seen are terrific. 'The King's Speech' is wonderful. And I like 'Winter's Bone'."

Jeff also said he doesn't mind the endless promotion that comes with being in a film that's nominated for an award and has found that his win last year has helped his career.

He said: "It's great to be acknowledged by the guys for what you do. There's an element of my job that's like being a barker at a carousel. But after you put all that energy into a film, it's great if people come see it.

"Winning the Oscar has helped me in other ways. I'm currently making an album with T Bone Burnett. That comes directly from the success of 'Crazy Heart'."