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 Fabulous Baker Boys' (1989)

3. '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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