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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64. 'The Vanishing' (1993)

Dutch director George Sluizer attempted to do an English-language remake of his own brilliant buried-alive thriller, and he pretty much ruined everything by replacing absorbing austerity with go-for-broke Hollywood hysterics. Bridges plays the menacing, calculating killer, and he's comically wrong for the part – he reads as neither menacing nor calculating. And there's no way he or anyone can deliver lines like “Your obsession is my weapon” with a straight face. A catastrophe on every conceivable level.

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