10 Greatest Roles of Jeff Bridges

As the actor hits theaters in 'Tron: Legacy' and 'True Grit', Peter Travers looks back on his top performances

'The Contender' (2000)

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?

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