In Paste’s review of Crazy Heart, Chris Willman concludes his analysis with this note about the movie’s star: “Let’s be thankful we still live in the real universe where Jeff Bridges is one of our very best major actors and, as a cherry on top of that, arguably our most likeable.” Indeed, Bridges, whose never won an Oscar despite multiple nominations in his lengthy career, may have his best chance this year in the Best Actor category for Crazy Heart. But what else has he starred in over the years? More than you might remember. Click through our “Many Faces of Jeff Bridges” slideshow, which takes the selected-filmography path through Bridges’ career in reverse chronological order, all the way back to his very first Oscar nomination for 1971’s The Last Picture Show.
[Bad Blake, Crazy Heart, 2009]