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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22. 'Iron Man' (2008)

After all the mystical and/or intergalactic villains that Iron Man and the Avengers have had to fight over the years, it might be easy to forget that his first villain was one of the best: Obadiah Stane. The former partner of Tony Stark's dad was a ruthless capitalist willing to waste entire villages and kill countless people in an effort to keep his business going. Nearly unrecognizable with a shaved head and a big beard, Bridges is an ideal mix of chummy smarm and snarling cruelty – and a fine foil for Robert Downey Jr.'s jokey heroics. The cast is one of the main reasons why this is still one of the best Marvel movies, and Bridges – even though he should have more screen time – is one of its MVPs.

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