Actor Jeff Bridges regrets banning his daughters from entering the world of showbiz. THE BIG LEBOWSKI star had a famous father, Lloyd Bridges, and well-known godparents, LARRY PARKS and Betty Garrett. Bridges admits he never had any problems landing acting roles, although he has different wishes for his own offspring. He says, "I'm a product of nepotism. The doors were open to me. There was a certain amount of guilt and worry about whether I really had what it takes. I thought I'd spare my girls that. "But now I'm saying to them: 'While you're considering lines of work, you might want to consider showbiz.' But I think the ship may have sailed on that one."