The Dude Abides: Every Jeff Bridges Movie, Ranked Worst to Best

From charming rascals to old coots, 'The Last Picture Show' to 'The Big Lebowski' – the iconic actor's greatest hits (and misses)

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16. 'Cutter's Way' (1981)

Beach bum/gigolo Jeff Bridges and disabled, embittered Vietnam vet John Heard investigate the grisly death of a teenage girl and decide that a local oil tycoon is the culprit. Not quite a mystery and not quite a drama, this is one of those movies that feels different every time you see it – which may explain why it’s heralded as a cult masterpiece today, despite flopping upon release. While Heard has the more showy part, Bridges is fascinating to watch: His usual languorous, carefree spirit transforms into an apathy and recklessness that's symbolic of his lost generation.

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