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If you went to see R.I.P.D. this past summer because of Jeff Bridges and were left completely and utterly disappointed not only because the movie sucked, but also because Jeff Bridges actually starred in it, then this post is for you. You can let go of some of that disappointment and anger now, because as it turns out, Jeff Bridges actually hated R.I.P.D. as much as you do.
There's a corollary to that bit of hard-won Bridges wisdom: You have to care about the work, and then you have to let it go. Like, for instance, R.I.P.D., a movie he starred in and which was perhaps the summer's biggest flop.
"I had such a great time working on that movie," Bridges said when I asked him about it this morning. "I remember what we were doing. I thought: This could be fun to see. And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldn't have made."
Did you allow that to fully suck for you?
"It's kind of fun when the movie's coming out. It's like having a horse in the race. And they're lining up, and they're off! And you're rooting for your horse. And in this case, the jockey fell off the horse and you came in last. Ha ha ha. You know. That happens sometimes."
This is probably the place for some sort of 'The Dude' joke, but I'm just going to forgo that in favor of letting Bridges' epic burn speak for itself. For the record, when they say R.I.P.D. was the "summer's biggest flop," they weren't kidding—filmed for a $130 million budget, the film only earned $68 million worldwide.