What's with Jeff Bridges and that weird speech thing he's got going?

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  1. Wingman

    Wingman Bored of the Rings Thread Starter

    As I recall, Jeff Bridges used to talk in a very normal and clear fashion. Think "Starman" or some of his earlier work. When did he develop the under bite and the mouth-full-of-marbles approach to speaking? I just saw "Hell or High Water"and it seems that he's talking stranger than ever. It kind of ruined the movie for me. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?
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  2. skimminstones

    skimminstones Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    He is the same in Seventh Son. Made the film unwatchable for me which is a shame as i normally love Fantasy type of films.
  3. smilin ed

    smilin ed Senior Member

    He's taking speech lesson from Bruce Springsteen.
  4. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    Perhaps he's in need of some dental bridges.
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  5. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Finger Lakes,NY
    nothing ruined Hell or High Water for me....
  6. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

    Götaland, Sverige
    He's a great voice actor. Compare The Big Lebowski with True Grit
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  7. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti Forum Resident

    Jeff can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned :)
  8. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Possible 'teeth' issues...
    Both "True Grit" and "RIPD", he had that 'droll', and I've just seen him in a Lyft commercial, doing the same accent..
    maybe he LIKES doing it?.....
    Haven't seen the new "Kingsman" yet, but, I'm sure its the same...
  9. Standoffish

    Standoffish Smarter than a turkey

    North Carolina
    The dude abides...
  10. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore.

    Victoria, Canada
    On a talk show recently he sounded fine to me. :shrug:
  11. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    I don't hear it

    LEONPROFF Forum Resident

    Seemed like he was just “in character”. I’ve watched Hell or High Water like five times already!
  13. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
  14. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Always sounded like ill-fitting dentures to me. It's funny, but in a totally separate situation, it sounds like Leah Remini has the same thing going on now, sort of a weird, lispy thing.
  15. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

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  16. Jeff adopted a certain speech and voice style for his characters.
    He had this overbite, slurred drawl in "True Grit" and also in "RIPD"
    As much as I enjoy his acting I do wish he would have not used that particular character voice style.
    I found it less than pleasant.
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  17. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Senior Member

    Chewing tobacco?
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  18. first noticed it in The Vanishing when he gets busted up. seems to have worked well for him and he draws from it in some of his other movies. it works ok in True Grit, but The Dude is a much better characterization IMO.
  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    who cares...I love him!
  20. Schoolmaster Bones

    Schoolmaster Bones Senior Member

    ‎The Midwest
    I'm with you on that.
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  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    his fine acting cancels any complaints in my book...
  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'll watch anything he's in...
  23. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    so creepy in that film.
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  24. masswriter

    masswriter Minister At Large

    New England
    he also has it to some degree in Tideland.
  25. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Senior Member

    I don't know. He talked normal in Tron, Against All Odds, and 8 Million Ways to Die. Three of my favorite movies.
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