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Beau Bridges Says Playing a Closeted Gay Man Was a 'Wonderful Chance to Shed Light on What That Was Like'

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Beau Bridges Says Playing a Closeted Gay Man Was a 'Wonderful Chance to Shed Light on What That Was Like'

Originally posted 09/08/2016 10:40AM

Beau Bridges has portrayed an eclectic mix of roles over his six-decade career in Hollywood, but a turn as Barton Scully, the married Provost of Washington University on Showtime's Masters of Sex, really intrigued the actor.

"To be a powerful, closeted gay man in those times was a very tough place to be," Bridges tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "I realized this was a wonderful chance to shed light on what that was like."

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January Jones, Darren Criss and Beau Bridges Spoof Climate Change Deniers in Funny or Die Music Video

Originally posted 12/11/2015 01:00PM

"Climate Change Deniers' Anthem" starring January Jones, Jennette McCurdy, Darren Criss & Many More... from Beau Bridges By now you've heard about that major problem plaguing our society – "idiots who claim that climate change is real."

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VIDEO: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs vs. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs – and 9 Other Instances of Dueling Biopic Roles

Originally posted 10/12/2015 02:40PM

This month, audiences get to see Michael Fassbender's performance as the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. And while we can easily compare Fassbender in the role to what we remember of Jobs in interviews and addresses he gave while he was the public face of the technology company, it will be hard not to recall that other Steve Jobs biopic, 2013's Jobs, which starred Ashton Kutcher in the title role.

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Jeff Bridges: What I Learned from My Dad

Jeff Bridges: Lessons I Learned from My Dad

Originally posted 08/16/2014 04:15PM

With six Oscar nominations, one win and four decades in the biz under his belt, Jeff Bridges knows a thing or two about longevity. And The Giver actor and producer says he owes much of that to his own dad, the late actor Lloyd Bridges.

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What Parenting Advice Does Beau Bridges Have for Mila Kunis?

Beau Bridges' Parenting Advice for Former Costar Mila Kunis: 'Teach Them Respect'

Originally posted 03/27/2014 02:15PM

Parenthood offers many unique joys – and Beau Bridges is excited former costar Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are about to experience them.

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CBS Bets on Will Arnett, Anna Faris and Toni Collette

CBS Upfronts: Will Arnett Shares the Laughs, Anna Faris (Finally) Arrives

Originally posted 05/16/2013 08:30AM

CBS is the warrior king of networks, and its upfront typically feels like the ritual unfurling of an illustrated tapestry of conquests.

This year's event included the cast of How I Met Your Mother, now heading into its final season, singing a parody of Les Misérables beneath yellow umbrellas on the Carnegie Hall stage.

David Letterman, who is now the official anti-Jimmy of late night, made a brief (and rare) appearance, and Robin Williams, a high-profile addition to the lineup with a new sitcom called The Crazy Ones, gave the crowd a few moments of fast-riffing standup. He mentioned prostitutes, cocaine, FOX News and the notoriously bizarre variety show Pink Lady and Jeff.

Here are three shows that struck me as keepers, at least for as long as the audience will have them.

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