The shaggy pot-smoking slacker played by Bridges is so great he's taken on a life of his own, inspiring Lebowski-themed parties.
It takes guts to take on John Wayne's famous character, but Bridges puts his own stamp on Rooster Cogburn in the Coen brothers' flick.
Alongside Robert Duvall and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bridges won his first Oscar playing an alcoholic country singer looking for redemption.
Bridges doesn't need CGI to play an alien. He brings the otherworldliness of his ET home with tics and naivety alone.
The lost great buddy movie stars a young Bridges -- who earned an Oscar nomination -- alongside Clint Eastwood.
Bridges's washed-up shock jock grounds a movie elevated by director Terry Gilliam's weirdness and Robin Williams's frenetic energy.
This elegiac portrait of a dying Texas town helped launch Bridges, thanks to a performance that is funny, cocky, and terribly sad.
Jeff and his brother, Beau, drew adulation for the flick about a pair of jazz musicians, but it was Michelle Pfeiffer who stole the show.
A terrorism movie way ahead of its time, with great performances by Bridges and Tim Robbins and a terribly shocking climax.
Few men have the gravitas to credibly play the president. Bridges does -- and he even nabbed an Oscar nom for the role.