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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41. 'Jagged Edge' (1985)

A wealthy socialite is viciously murdered, and her husband (Bridges), a powerful publisher, is accused of the crime. He then falls in love with the beautiful, driven attorney (Glenn Close) defending him. For her part, she has to decide if the man that she's romancing might also be a cold-blooded killer. This is a thriller that is designed to keep us guessing, and as a result Bridges has to be alternately charming, menacing, vulnerable, cold – because every scene in the movie essentially turns on how we feel about him at that very moment. And he pretty much nails every beat: We never know what to make of him. We hope against hope that he's innocent. And like Close, we can't help but entertain the very real possibility that he might be a twisted psycho.

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