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 Fisher King' (1991)

6. 'The Fisher King' (1991)

Terry Gilliam's film fantasy casts Bridges way against type as Jack Lucas, an arrogant prick of a radio shock jock who is ready to off himself when a caller he ridicules opens fire on the patrons of a New York nightclub. Playing against Robin Williams as the instrument of Jack's redemption, the usually sympathetic Bridges plumbs depth of despair in a character who's impossible to like. The risk-taking becomes him.

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