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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23. 'Stick It' (2006)

Bridges as a tough-as-nails gymnastics coach? Sure, why not. In this rousing, deeply underrated sports movie, Missy Peregrym plays a young tomboy-slash-disgraced-gymnast who returns to competition under the tutelage of her hard-ass (but ultimately caring) coach. Though Bridges generally excels in laconic parts, he's somehow also a perfect fit for this colorful, stylized, boisterous film. His no-bullshit style matches up with Peregrym's too-cool-for-school demeanor. And he gets one brief emotional moment near the finale that's shockingly powerful.

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