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Jeff Bridges Got His Director's Name Wrong in an Acceptance Speech (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 4th 2011 3:53AM
Jeff Bridges, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'With a chance at becoming the first actor to win back-to-back Oscar gold since Tom Hanks did it back in the 1990s, Jeff Bridges has had a lot of practice the past year or so with acceptance speeches. He gave plenty of them last year for his performance in 'Crazy Heart,' and 'True Grit' has him back on the circuit this year.

With all that practice, you'd think he'd have it down to an artform by now, but as he revealed on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), mistakes do still slip in from time to time.

At last year's Critics Choice Awards, Bridges was probably hoping his 'Crazy Heart' director wasn't in the audience.

"I want to make sure I really give credit to our wonderful director," he told himself in anticipation of a possible win.

When he did win, he said when he got up there, "I want to thank our wonderful director, Chris Cooper." Bridges went on in more detail about the work Cooper did, until he heard two voices in the audience.

"Scott. Scott," they were saying as loud as they could. It was his wife and a friend.

"It's not Chris Cooper, it's Scott Cooper!" he suddenly realized.

Bridges was able to joke that one off. "What you find out is nobody cares," he said.

Nevertheless, for this year's awards season, we've crafted this handy cheat sheet for you, Jeff, in case you get a little confused:

JOEL & ETHAN COEN

You're welcome.

Watch the full interview here:

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SENSUAL411

JEFF IS A GREAT GUY -- AND A MARVELOUS ACTOR. A BIT LESS REEFER, HOWEVER, MIGHT SERVE HIS MEMORY WELL. ~LOL~ ALL I'M SAYING.

February 04 2011 at 1:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Richard

Too late ... it's been in his blood stream for more than 3 decades now ... it might well be why he's such a great actor though.

February 04 2011 at 3:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
deckerfam

I LOVE JEFF BRIDGES. He is certainly NOT a Hollywood PHONY. Ever since I saw the movie Starman....When Starman speeds up at a Yellow Light, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen) asks what he'd doing? He says he's observed her driving and mimicked it, "Green is Go. Yellow is Go Faster". The entire Bridges family has always been a class Hollywood act. Unlike so many others, they've pretty much avoided the limelight. God Bless Jeff Bridges!

February 04 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
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klauswhite

Amen "deckerfam"!!!

February 04 2011 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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