Jeff Bridges

  • Aired:  07/18/13
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Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges theorizes about the afterlife and discusses his organization for children, the End Hunger Network. (5:50)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN ACTOR,

MUSS IG, PHOTOGRAPHER AND

AUTHOR.

THE MOST IMPRESSIVELY HE'S

BEEN ON ITS COLBERT REPORT

TWICE.

PLEASE WELCOME JEFF BRIDGES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> HEY, EVERYBODY, HEY,

THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK.

ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY KNOWS

WHO YOU R THE YOU ARE THE A

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR

JEFF BRIDGES.

>> THAT'S ME!

>> Stephen: YEAH.

WELCOME BACK.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE HERE NOW

WITH A NEW MOVIE CALLED

RIPD.

>> THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE

CALLING IT BAD, IT'S ALSO

CALLED ARREST IN PEACE

DEPARTMENT.

>> Stephen: REST IN PEACE

DEPARTMENT.

>> YES, YES.

>> Stephen: I WOULD ASK YOU

WHAT THAT MEANS BUT INSTEAD

LET'S WATCH A CLIP.

>> HELL OF AN IDEA.

THANKS.

>> WHEN YOU RIDE WITH ME YOU

RIDE WITH THE BEST.

THE PACE IS LIGHTNING,

EXPECTATIONS HIGH, THINGS

ARE GOING TO COME AT YOU

FAST, THEY'RE GOING TO COME

HOT.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO COME

WET.

>> WET?

>> LEARN TO DRIVE, BIM BO.

>> YOU'VE DONE THIS BEFORE,

DRIVING?

>> LOOK AT THE ANKLES ON

THAT GIRL.

>> THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE INTO,

ANKLES, THAT'S WHAT DOES IT

FOR YOU.

>> IN MY DAY WOMEN DRESSED

CONSERVATIVELY.

>> THAT MAKES YOU WAY LESS

CREEPY.

>> Stephen: SO YOUR GUY

THERE--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: TO UNDERSTAND

THAT, WHY, WHAT DOW MEAN

WHERE HE CAME FROM, WHAT

DOES THAT MEAN.

>> WELL, WE ARE DEAD FOLKS.

WE ARE DEAD POLICE OFFICERS.

I AM A DEAD MARSHAL FROM THE

1800s.

RYAN REYNOLDS IS A MODERN

DAY POLICEMAN WHO IS

RECENTLY DECEASED AND WE'RE

MEMBERS OF THE REST IN PEACE

DEPARTMENT AND IT'S OUR JOB

TO SEARCH OUT SOULS THAT ARE

DEAD BUT THEY CLING TO LIFE.

THEY WANT TO REMAIN WITH US.

AND WE CAN'T HAVE THAT.

IT WOULD CROWD US OUT.

>> Stephen: SO YOU KILL

GHOSTS AGAIN.

>> YEAH, YOU COULD SAY THAT,

YES, YES, GHOSTS WHO REFUSE

TO DIE, YES.

>> Stephen: WOULD YOU GO SO

FAR AS TO SAY YOU BUST

GHOSTS IN A WAY.

>> IN A WAY.

>> Stephen: A LITTLE BIT, A

LITTLE BIT.

>> AT RISK A-- WOULD YOU SAY

THAT.

OKAY, DO YOU BELIEVE IN

GHOSTS?

>> I AM NOT SURE.

AT TIMES, I DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: THINK ABOUT IT

FOR A SECOND.

>> MAYBE WE ARE GHOSTS RIGHT

HERE AS WE SPEAK.

I CAN IMAGINE THAT.

>> Stephen: MAYBE THIS IS

THE AFTERLIFE.

>> YES, YES.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW, I HAVE

OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

>> YES, I HAVE AS WELL.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE I REALLY

LOVE MY LIFE.

DOW LOVE YOUR LIFE.

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: I THINK THE

PEOPLE I SPEND MY TIME WITH

IN THE DAY, MY FAMILY AND

EVERYTHING, THOSE PEOPLE,

YOU KNOW, SHOULD I BE SO

LUCKY AS TO GO TO HEAVEN

THOSE ARE PEOPLE I'M GOING

LOOK FOR IN HEAVEN.

>> ANGELS.

>> Stephen: RIGHT, OKAY.

BUT THEY'RE HERE WITH ME NOW

SO MAYBE I'M ALREADY IN

HEAVEN.

>> THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING, I

AGREE.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU AND I

SAYING THE EXACT SAME THING.

>> EXACTLY, MAN.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

ARE YOU ACTUALLY THIS

RELAXED OR ARE YOU [BLEEP]

RELAXED?

>> NO, NO, NO.

ARE YOU ACTUALLY YOU?

>> NO, NO, STEPHEN, I'M AN

ACTOR THIS IS AN ACT.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> OH, YES.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE PEOPLE

LOOK AT YOU.

THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE

I SAID YOU RELAX ME ON-SITE.

BUT IS THAT REAL?

ARE YOU-- OR IS THERE

LIKE-- A TWISTED FIRE INSIDE

OF YOU.

>> NO, WELL, NOT TWISTED

FIRE.

THERE'S SORT OF A LOW GRADE

ANXIETY, FEAR, IRRITATION

GOING ON ALL THE TIME.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU --

>> YOU CAN RELATE TO THAT.

I THINK WE AGREED ON THE

HEAVEN THING.

DO YOU FEEL.

>> Stephen: I'M HIP TO THAT.

OKAY, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH

IT?

>> I MAKE THIS SOUND--

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S ALSO SOMETHING WE SHARE,

RIGHT?

>> Stephen: AND I MAKE THAT

SOUND.

>> IT'S THE EAGLE SOUND.

>> Stephen: OH THE EAGLE, I

HATE TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE,

THAT'S NOT AN EAGLE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WHAT THE HELL IS THAT

THING.

>> Stephen: THAT IS A RED

TAILED HAWK [BLEEP] YOU

SHOULD KNOW THAT.

>> LET'S DOT EAGLE, COME ON,

MAN.

>> Stephen: EAGLES HAVE

LITTLE CHILDRENY.

EAGLES--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

EAGLES HAVE A LITTLE ANEMIC

CHILDREN, I WANTED A BIRD

THAT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS

SWINGING SOME BALLS.

YOU ALSO, I GOT ANOTHER

QUESTION FOR YOU HERE, YOU

ALSO HAVE SOMETHING CALLED

END HUNGER NETWORK.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THAT?

>> IT'S AN ORGANIZATION I

STARTED ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO.

AND WE WERE IN CAHOOTS WITH

A WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION

CALLED SHARE OUR STRENGTH.

>> Stephen: UH-HUH.

>> I HAVE BEEN THE NATIONAL

SPOKESPERSON FOR CAMPAIGN OF

THEIRS CALLED NO KID HUNGRY

AND THAT'S ALL ABOUT ENDING

CHILDHOOD HUNG NEVER OUR

COUNTRY SSES SO IF SOMEBODY

IS HUNGRY, HOW DOES IT END

HUNGER HELP THEM.

>> WELL, WE HAVE GOT THIS

GREAT TEXTING CAMPAIGN, YOU

KNOW, MOST OF THESE KIDS WHO

ARE STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER

GET THEIR NUTRITION FROM

SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, IN

BREAKFAST PROGRAMS AND LUNCH

PROGRAMS.

BUT WHEN SCHOOL'S OUT DURING

THE SUMMER, THEY DON'T HAVE

THAT-- THOSE MEALS AVAILABLE

TO THEM.

BUT THERE'S A TEXTING

PROGRAM THAT SHARE OUR

STRENGTH HAS GOT GOING WHERE

IF YOU TEXT FOOD TO 877-877

YOU REQUEST FIND OUT WHERE

THERE IS A SUMMER MEAL

PROGRAM IN YOUR AREA.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: JEFF, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US AGAIN,

JEFF BRIDGES.

THE MOVIE IS RIPD.

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