Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges was described as “royalty” by his peers on Friday as he sunk his hands and feet into the cement at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre.
The 67-year-old actor, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe this year for “Hell or High Water,” was surrounded by fellow actors and industry heavyweights, including Sharon Stone and Chris Pine, during the ceremony.
“He is a pillar. He is a backbone. He may as well be royalty,” said Pine as he introduced the veteran actor. “Even within the business, actors are fangirling over Jeff Bridges all the time, including myself. ”
Pine added that Bridges, who won an Oscar in 2010 for his performance in “Crazy Heart,” just “breathes love. ”
“He has a heart miles and miles wide. His bandwidth for love, compassion and positivity is something to really behold,” Pine said.
Bridges, dressed in a suit and tie, recalled coming to the iconic theater as a kid and joked that his brother Beau had told him to “bliss out” and enjoy the imprint ceremony.
The actor has been a Hollywood leading man since the 1970s and is notably known for playing Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in the 1998 Coen Brothers cult comedy classic “The Big Lebowski. “