Jeff Bridges, who currently stars as the drunken U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit," has made a career out of playing drunks and stoners.
His performances have been so convincing -- his stoner, The Dude, in "The Big Lebowski" has become the stuff of legend and he won last year's best actor Academy Award for his washed-up country singer in "Crazy Heart" -- that at least one interviewer questioned whether he's actually acting.
Recalling Bridges' heartfelt, if somewhat rambling Oscar night speech in which he thanked his mom and dad for "turning me on to such a groovy profession," MTV host Josh Horowitz recently asked the actor if he was high at last year's ceremony.
Bridges threw his head back and laughed nearly half a minute before saying, "No, man, no. No I wasn't high. No man. Oh God. No, no, no."
Then, turning the tables on Horowitz, Bridges asked, "Are you high now? You are high. Of course!"
It's the kind of laid-back response you would expect from Bridges. The actor is not alone in playing roles seemingly close to real life. ABCNews.com rounded up a few other actors whose art seemed to imitate their lives this year.