7. 'The Contender' (2000)
Rod Lurie's political drama put Bridges in the role of the President of the United States, trying to replace his dead VP with a woman candidate (Joan Allen). Bridges tears into the role, flashing a Bill Clinton temper and Dubya good ole boy attitude as he raids the White House kitchen. You haven't lived till you see Bridges chewing out a politico while chowing down on a shark-steak sandwich. Oscar gave him another acting nomination. Who could resist?