If anyone was due for an Academy Award for Best Actor last year, it was the perpetually underrated Jeff Bridges, an actor who has spent 40 years playing everyone from presidents to bums with an intensity that is rarely flashy but always memorable.
The son of famed actor Lloyd Bridges, the actor got his first credit as an infant in 1950's 'The Company She Keeps,' and since the early 1970s has displayed an unparalleled versatility. Bridges is one of Hollywood's few A-list actors to successfully divorce the terms "actor" and "celebrity," which may explain why his immense body of work has flown so under the radar for so long (it took him nearly 60 films to win that Oscar, for 2009's 'Crazy Heart'). Yet you can always count on Bridges to deliver noteworthy performances, even in mediocre movies ('Against All Odds,' 'Tideland,' 'Stay Hungry.')
This month sees Bridges star in two of the year's most anticipated films: 'TRON: Legacy,' in which Bridges reprises his role from the original 1982 film, and 'True Grit,' the Coen Brothers' remake of Henry Hathaway's classic 1969 western of the same name. To honor Hollywood's most underrated actor, we've put together a list of Bridges' ten best roles -- but, yeah, well, you know, it's just, like, our opinion, man.
[Please note: Some of these clips are NSFW.]