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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17. 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot' (1974)

Bridges was nominated for an Oscar for Michael Cimino's ambling heist flick, in which he plays a boisterously cocky foil for Clint Eastwood's tough-guy bank robber. It's an odder work than its outlaw-road-movie reputation would have you believe, filled with homoerotic subtext (Bridges spends part of the film in drag ...and he actually looks pretty good) and a WTF plot built almost entirely on random, unlikely circumstance. But the performances make this one stand the test of time – and Bridges in particular is quite excellent, taking his character's surface sweetness to at times almost psychotic extremes.

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