AS The Dude turns 20, Close-up Culture have taken a break from berating Donny to pick out our top ten favourite Jeff Bridges films.
10) Fat City (1972)
BRIDGES plays a young boxer who is struggling inside and outside of the ring in John Huston’s downbeat drama.
9) Iron Man (2008)
AS Obadiah Stane, Bridges shaved his head and played one of the better comic-book movie bad guys in recent memory.
8) The Contender (2000)
RECALLING the charm of Bill Clinton, Bridges is arguably the highlight of Rod Lurie’s political drama.
7) Starman (1984)
BRIDGES and Karen Allen lend impressive performances to John Carpenter’s sci-fi romance.
6) Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974)
A youthful Bridges gives the great Clint Eastwood a run for his money in Michael Cimino’s 1974 film.
5) True Grit (2010)
STARRING alongside a young Hailee Steinfeld, Bridges fills John Wayne’s big boots in this Coen brothers adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel.
4) The Last Picture Show (1971)
BRIDGES plays Duane Jackson in this classic coming-of-age story.
3) Hell Or High Water (2016)
AS a wise Texas lawman, Bridges’ character looks to outthink two rampant, young bank robbers.
2) Crazy Heart (2009)
IN a role that won him an Academy Award for Best Actor, Bridges plays a broken country singer in desperate need of a pick up.
1) The Big Lebowski (1998)
THE Dude abides. Bridges helps create a legendary and beloved character in this whacky Coen brothers cult classic.