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Jeff Bridges: My Coolness Is an Act, Man

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jeff Bridges, in an atypically boring conversation about parenting and kids, explained his New Age version of the "time out" strategy. Stick with the child and prattle your way out of his or her tantrum. But why do kids get the special treatment? "I wish sometimes somebody would do that for me ... I get so anxious sometimes," Bridges exclaimed, to which Kimmel replied, "I don't see you as an anxious person." (Seriously, the Dude doesn't always abide?) "I'm an actor, Jimmy," he pronounced. "This is an act, man." So please, if you ever see Jeff Bridges in cranky spirits, dole out the TLC.