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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5. 'Hell or High Water' (2016)

This sleeper-hit nouveau Western/crime thriller gave Bridges' one of his greatest roles: a crotchety, politically incorrect modern-day Texas Ranger tracking down a pair of bank robbers. His Ranger Marcus Hamilton is a man who appears to be living in the past – imagining himself as a cowboy going after wild outlaws on the frontier, with his devout, straight-arrow Mexican-Indian-American partner by his side. But he also knows that the old myths have become empty. The actor captures that delicate mix of delusion and disillusion superbly – giving the character a real dose of humanity, even as the suspense of the chase keeps going. And that last scene between him and Chris Pine is already a Hall-of-Famer.

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