Is it time Jeff Bridges won an Oscar?

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After being nominated four times before, is Jeff Bridges finally destined to win an Oscar at the fifth time of asking for Crazy Heart? Bridges turns in a bravura performance as romantic anti-hero Bad Blake, a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times.  

Bridges, who has appeared in some of our favourite films (The Big Lebowski, Bad Company, The Last Picture Show, to name but three), has already won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor for Crazy Heart, in which he plays opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. He'd get our vote, if we had one, at the Academy Awards on 7 March. 

Crazy Heart is released in London's West End on 19 February and nationwide from 5 March