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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58. 'King Kong' (1976)

This Seventies remake of the 1933 classic is one of the dumber blockbusters on producer Dino De Laurentiis's resume, which is saying a lot – it was the film's hideous and intelligence-insulting script, not beauty, that killed the beast.  As a hippie-dippy primatologist-cum-photographer who seems to have an environmentalist's sympathy for Kong (while also romancing Jessica Lange, thus making him a perceived rival for the giant ape), Bridges is suitably dashing – at least, in that ruffled, earthy Me-Decade way. And not even the star is immune to the movie's dopeyness.

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