updated 02/17/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/17/2010 AT 8:15 AM ET
"[During filming], you had everyone come in your trailer and you had vodka and I wasn’t used to that, but I had an almost 2-year-old and I was up for it. And I remember in the end it dwindled down [to a few people] and you put your arm around Scott [Cooper, the director] and said, ‘This is our leader, man, this is our leader.’ And I wasn’t sure, but I went with you because you said that and you said that with all your heart And I know something about his heart, and he deserves every award that you guys could come up with to give him."
Maggie Gyllenhaal, presenting her Crazy Heart costar Jeff Bridges his best actor prize Tuesday night at AARP the Magazine’s Ninth Annual Movies for Grownup Awards, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
– Howard Breuer