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Jeff Bridges on the Challenges of Filming 'The Old Man' Amid Health Scares

Mr. Bridges gives high praise to trainer Sarah Clifford in this interview on Metacritic.

'Facing your mortality and what that experience is like, you don't know until you've been there,' the actor says.

By: Scott Huver on June 16 2022 at 9:00 a.m. PT

Speaking of dogs, you've mentioned that amazing cast and let's talk about two standouts, your two canine co-stars, Dan's faithful dogs.

Oh yes! There were actually, I think, five or six of them, made up to look like they were playing the same [two] guys, and each one was used for a different specialty that each one had. And working with Sarah Clifford, who was the animal trainer on the show, was so great because, like other actors, we had rehearsals with those dogs — how to work with them and the best way to get them to do what they needed to do to tell the story. And that was a great experience. You can learn a lot from animals and children and all that from acting with them.

The Old Man airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on FX beginning June 16 and also


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