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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32. 'White Squall' (1996)

Bridges is the very model of authority as a boat captain in 1961 determined to turn a group of prep-school blue-blood boys into men through his Ocean Academy in this underrated Ridley Scott drama. Sometimes his character is the quiet voice of reason, sometimes he’s an Ahab-like taskmaster. It’s a fine turn, both driven and human; thanks to him, it even shines during the peculiar, monologue-laden trial hearing that ends the film, which could have easily become self-parody.

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