Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Crazy Heart Breaker: Mrs. Bridges
Sure Jeff Bridges won a Golden Globe for "Crazy Heart" on Sunday. But the real winner was his wife Susan Geston who lived out my dream of being publicly heralded by a man with a white, fully-formed beard.
Put down your pencils and look at her: she's Catherine Denueve meets Romancing the Stone era Kathleen Turner. (see photo above via Hollywood Reporter)
A little recon work tells me they met while he was making the film "Rancho Deluxe" in 1974-- a year I would like to be morphed into a black hole through which I could fall. (preposition overload alert)
Here's what the burliest sex machine who ever lived (Jeff) wrote about the moment he laid eyes on her:
"She was doing whatever needed to be done at the ranch, and I noticed her right away. Not only was she beautiful, she had a broken nose and two black eyes. I had this fantasy that she'd been beaten up by a boyfriend and that I was going to save her."
UH, WHY DOES THAT TURN ME ON, DOCTOR?
I have spent two hours trying to find pictures of their 1977 wedding to no avail so you'll have to settle for this awesome 1983 picture of the Bridges clan from Life Magazine.
Sweatpants tucked into boots: don't try this at home kids. This is for trained professionals who look like Mrs. Bridges only.