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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53. 'Halls of Anger' (1970)

In this very early role, Bridges plays a white student who has been bussed in to a black, inner-city high school – where they're promptly discriminated against for the color of their skin. It's a disturbing movie that presents a reversal of the historical scenario of black students facing racism at predominantly white schools; it plays like science-fiction, frankly. Alas, the picture is somehow both too muddled and too simplistic to ever land its punches. But the young cast is solid, and Bridges has one of the tougher parts: He's an easygoing, earnest teen who finds himself driven to extremes as he's faced with rejection and brutality.

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