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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10. 'Fat City' (1972)

In a recent WTF podcast, Beau Bridges talks about going out for John Huston's understated drama of down-and-out boxers in California. He was told he was old for the part; you should meet my younger brother then, Beau replied. Jeff ended up with the part of the 18-year-old up-and-comer to Stacy Keach's alcoholic has-been, and his character isn't the kind of cocky, ambitious type one often sees in these types of stories. He's got sweet-science talent, but he doesn't know if he's doing the right thing. His attempt at a boxing career goes awry, and the picture captures this man at the moment when he realizes things aren't going to turn out okay – that sometimes, the underdogs are destined to remain underdogs. 

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