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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'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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