35. 'The Door in the Floor' (2004)
Bridges has to tamp down his usual charm for this adaptation of John Irving's beloved novel A Widow for One Year. He's a philandering, self-obsessed children's book author going through a slow, agonizing break-up with mourning wife Kim Basinger. In the film, however, he's viewed through the eyes of the young man hired to be his assistant. Hence, we don't quite know what to think of him, and know even less the more we find out about his past. Basinger arguably out-acts him, but Bridges is impressively physical: He can convey more with a simple gesture or a change of posture than most actors can with reams of dialogue.