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

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'Starman' (1984)

5. 'Starman' (1984)

Bridges earned his first Oscar nomination in a starring role playing a creature from another planet who takes the form of the dead husband of a woman (Karen Allen) from Wisconsin. Working with director John Carpenter, Bridges finds humor and heart in a character that could have been reduced to special effect, much like his role in Tron two years before. Bridges is priceless in the scene in which Starman learns about sex from watching Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr roll around on the beach in From Here To Eternity.

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