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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40. 'The Men Who Stare at Goats' (2009)

What if you crossed the Dude from The Big Lebowski with Ron Kovic from Born on the Fourth of July? You might get something like Bridges' character in this odd little loosely-based-on-fact movie, in which our man plays a Vietnam veteran who develops a method of New Age warfare: use the power of, like, the mind. Bridges is seen mostly in flashbacks, and his scenes might actually be the highlights of this surreal film that doesn't quite know if it wants to be a drama or comedy. It's an excellent demonstration of his range – a combination of military-man authority and flower-child sincerity.

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