While I was away for Christmas, my family members and I caught "True Grit" which
features Jeff Bridges as the bloody Rooster Cogburn and a sparkling performance by first-timer Hallee Steinfeld as the gritty, sharp-tongued Mattie Ross.
Jeff Bridges expands and clarifies the Cogburn role made famous by John Wayne in the original. I'm sure there are many die-hard Wayne fans that aver his performance was the ultimate expression of the boozy, burnt out marshall with a weakness for doomed adventures. I'm happy to state that Bridges brings a contemporary flair to the role that the Coen brothers seize in their teeth, six-guns blazing.
Jeff Bridges for Best Actor in 2010.