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The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary: The Best Of Jeff Bridges

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)

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BRIDGES plays a young boxer who is struggling inside and outside of the ring in John Huston’s downbeat drama.

9) Iron Man (2008)

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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)

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RECALLING the charm of Bill Clinton, Bridges is arguably the highlight of Rod Lurie’s political drama.

7) Starman (1984)

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BRIDGES and Karen Allen lend impressive performances to John Carpenter’s sci-fi romance.

6) Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974)

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A youthful Bridges gives the great Clint Eastwood a run for his money in Michael Cimino’s 1974 film.

5) True Grit (2010)

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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)

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BRIDGES plays Duane Jackson in this classic coming-of-age story.

3) Hell Or High Water (2016)

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AS a wise Texas lawman, Bridges’ character looks to outthink two rampant, young bank robbers.

2) Crazy Heart (2009)

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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)

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THE Dude abides. Bridges helps create a legendary and beloved character in this whacky Coen brothers cult classic.

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