Hollywood North: Vancouver abides some Jeff Bridges sightings

Zimmer says he was doing some shopping on Alberni Street in Vancouver last weekend when he ran into the 68-year-old Oscar winner, Jeff Bridges, who is in town filming Bad Times at the El Royale.

As a federal politician who rubs elbows with Canada’s who’s who on Parliament Hill, Bob Zimmer isn’t one to get star-struck — but an unexpected encounter with ‘The Dude’ can change all that.

“Being in the public eye myself, I know people don’t really like to be bothered,” said the Conservative MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies. “But how can you not say hi to Jeff Bridges?”

Zimmer says he was doing some shopping on Alberni Street in Vancouver last weekend when he ran into the 68-year-old Oscar winner, who is in town filming Bad Times at the El Royale.

“I was coming out of Brooks Bros after buying a couple of shirts and I saw this guy who looked a lot like Jeff Bridges,” Zimmer said. “He was a nice guy and we had good conversation. Taller than I thought.”

Bad Times at the El Royale, which also stars Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Russell Crowe, filmed a scene in Agassiz earlier this week and Bridges posed for photos with some Fraser Valley fans as well.

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