Jeff Bridges is best known for his acting for good reason: the Oscar winner is one of the most talented actors of the last 40 years, having created a slew of remarkable characters including Starman, Bad Blake, and, of course, The Dude.
But Bridges has been making music as long as he's been acting. The night before his AOL Music Sessions taping, he proved he was equally adept at commanding a music stage as a movie set during a rollicking, sold-out show at Los Angeles' legendary folk club, the Troubadour, with his band -- wait for it -- The Abiders.
During his time at AOL's Beverly Hills studios, the laid-back Bridges ran through a number of tunes from his self-titled Blue Note album, produced by T Bone Burnett. He stayed long after his official duties were done, hanging with his band in the studio and welcoming warmly anyone who approached him.
He told AOL about his musical regrets, the biggest thing he learned from his father, the legendary Lloyd Bridges, and how he keeps his blissful marriage together. And much to our delight, he freely channeled 'The Big Lebowski's' The Dude when it suited him, which was often.