Jeff Bridges rewards movie work with drink

January 14th, 2011

Jeff Bridges rewards himself for doing a movie by getting "trashed".

The 61-year-old star - who last year won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a drunken country singer in 'Crazy Heart' -is in a "cycle" where he likes to enjoy himself following months of hard work on set.

He said: "I have a cycle that is not particularly cool, but it's a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.

"When I've done a good job, I've worked my ass off in a movie and been very disciplined, then to reward myself I'll take that governor off and say, 'Go ahead and do what you want, man. You want to get drunk? You do whatever you want."

The bearded actor reveals his battle with alcohol has been a constant struggle in his life, but he has now learnt how to control his issues.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "Fortunately, I'm better at that lesson - although I still seem to learn it occasionally. There was always a relationship, you know, between booze and pot and drugs and all those things. It's an element in my life. I'm not in AA or anything now, but I do drink occasionally."

Jeff is currently starring in a remake of Western movie 'True Grit'.