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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9. 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' (1989)

Welcome to Jeff Bridges at both his sexiest and his saddest. He's one-half of a family jazz piano act, alongside his real-life brother (Jeff, a bigger star than his older kin at this point, insisted that Beau play his screen sibling – thus paying back the Fat City favor). They’ve been playing the same standards for decades, stuck in a rut as their audiences get smaller and smaller. Then into their lives walks sassy, sexy Michelle Pfeiffer, who transforms the act. Playing a man who keeps his emotions close to the vest, Bridges seems like the epitome of cool – even as we reject his chronic cynicism. And some serious sparks fly between The Dude and La Pfeiffer; watching their slow-burn confrontational relationship turn into a romance is mesmerizing. 

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