If the Academy of Motion Pictures ever decides to award an Oscar for "Actor with Best Official Website," the winner, hands-down, will be (drum roll, please): Jeff Bridges. I say this not because he is on my short list of favorite actors of all time but because he truly has a quirky, funny, interesting website. You've got to check it out.
Besides being an actor, Bridges is a photographer, sketch artist, sculptor, author, and philanthropist. His website, scrawled in his own handwriting and accompanied by his drawings (including the one above), has the usual filmography, interviews, upcoming appearances, etc., but he also promotes not-so-well-known musicians, as well as his charity, End Hunger Network.
The best part of his website, however, is his "Stuff" link. It has human interest stories (don't miss "Testicle Attack"), oddities, photography, art, (ever seen horses made of driftwood?) well, just lots of "stuff." I found one of the funniest to be "Worst Album Covers Ever." There's also a neat YouTube link to a fantastic acoustic guitar player from Topeka and a golf game link that is addictive. There is so much "stuff," you'll be entertained for hours. Sometimes Bridges includes personal side comments, as though he is writing little tidbits to his best friends, of which I am one, of course. ;)
So, if you're looking for a website that is different, try out this one. Oh, and for my blog readers from Greenwood County, if you've never seen Bridges's old movie Bad Company, you should rent it from your local video store. It was filmed in Severy and in the Flint Hills, so you'll see some mighty familiar territory. And if that doesn't trip your trigger, then try The Fisher King or Star Man or Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Well, just about any ol' Bridges work will suffice. Happy viewing.