Jeff Bridges announced Monday night that he has been diagnosed with cancer called lymphoma. The Oscar-winning actor, best known for his performances in films such as “The Big Lepowski” and “Hell or High Water,” said he was starting treatment and “the prognosis was good.”
“I was diagnosed with lymphoma,” Bridges said Said on Twitter After quoting his iconic “The Big Lepowski” character The Dude. “Although it is a serious illness, I think I’m lucky to have a great doctor. The prognosis is good. I will start treatment and post you about my recovery.”
The 70-year-old actor said, “I am deeply grateful for the love and support I have received from my family and friends.” He did not provide further details on the diagnosis.
Bridges asked fans to vote in the upcoming election, “We’m all together.”
Bridges’ life spanned four decades, during which time he appeared in dozens of films, including “True Grid,” “Tron” and “Iron Man”. He has been nominated for more than 100 awards, According to his IMDB profile. Bridges has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor and won an Oscar in 2010 for his role in “Crazy Heart” by alcoholic singer Odyssey Blake. He also has four Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations, but has not been successful in that category.