10 Greatest Roles of Jeff Bridges


'The Fabulous Baker Boys' (1989)

Peter Travers

'The Fabulous Baker Boys' (1989)

This mood piece from debuting director Steve Kloves casts Bridges as Jack Baker, a womanizer who's been doing a piano lounge act for fifteen years with his married brother Frank (Beau Bridges). For spice, they add Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer), a professional escort turned singer. Jack falls hard. Who wouldn't with Pfeiffer as inspiration? Bridges, playing a romantic in a cynic's skin, performs nuanced wonders with every look and gesture. Just watch his face when Pfeiffer climbs on his Steinway in a slinky red dress and sings "Making Whoopee." He's a goner.

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