Los Angeles, January 7: Actor Jeff Bridges, whose showbiz career spans six decades, was feted with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 76th Golden Globes here. He expressed gratitude and said artistes can create a difference. Bridges, known for legendary films like "The Big Lebowski", "Crazy Heart", "True Grit" and "The Fabulous Baker Boys", was endearingly welcomed on the stage by Chris Pine, who called the 69-year-old a "truly a kind and wonderful gentleman".
The awardee delivered a speech -- which netizens labelled as "rambling" -- as he accepted the honour here on Sunday. He thanked his family, his team, past collaborators, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the famous engineer and architect Buckminster Fuller. Golden Globe Awards 2019: Twitterverse Upset As Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born Gets Royally Snubbed.
— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) December 17, 2018
Citing a reference of Fuller's use of trim tabs, Bridges used the devices as a metaphor for how all of humanity is connected. "I think of myself as a trim tab and all of us are trim tabs... Man, we're alive. We can make a difference! We can turn this ship in the way we wanna go, man. Towards love, to creating a healthy planet for all of us," said Bridges. Golden Globe Awards 2019 LIVE Updates: Bohemian Rhapsody Wins Best Motion Picture!
The Dude himself (and winner of tonight's Cecil B DeMille Award, of course!) @TheJeffBridges stopped by to wax poetic on what recieving this special #GoldenGlobes honor means to him. pic.twitter.com/YOHwAviNDd
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 7, 2019
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to a talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Honorees over the decades include George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey and many more.