Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors, so reading he’s receiving Oscar buzz for his portrayal of an alcoholic country singer in Crazy Heart comes as no surprise. Whether he’s resurrecting a deer in Starman, drinking a White Russian in The Big Lebowski, or chucking Robert Downey Jr. into a bus in Iron Man, the guy is 100 percent solid. Add to the cast the equally dependable Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) and Robert Duvall (We Own the Night), as well as the underrated Colin Farrell (In Bruges), and I think you indeed have a movie with some awards potential.
Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts. Like many other movies generating Oscar buzz, Crazy Heart is only available in limited release on December 16. I think it looks fantastic. What say ye?