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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27. 'Heaven's Gate' (1980)

Bridges reportedly took the whorehouse set from Michael Cimino's notorious 1980 flop – the runaway production that many credit with destroying the New Hollywood – and put it up on his ranch after the shoot had wrapped. You can see why he carries such fond memories of the movie, especially since he plays one of the few likable characters: a local man who sides with the immigrants who've been targeted by wealthy landowners. The film feels a lot less phony whenever he's onscreen, and his dynamic presence is a welcome respite from the deliberately paced, manicured melancholy of this epic Western.

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