Jeff Bridges won an Academy Award this year for his film Crazy Heart. I haven't seen the film yet; however, I've enjoyed many of his films growing up, the earliest of which I remember seeing was the utter shit-fest called King Kong (1976). I particularly enjoyed his portrayal of Obediah Stane and decided to pack my Netflix queue with some of his movies, both previously viewed and ones I've never seen. Here we go: TRON: Wow. Great FX considering when it was made, and a particularly good story. I'm very much looking forward to the sequel. The Last Picture Show: Interesting coming of age story of teens in far west Texas. Cybil Shepard's debut. Starman: I first saw this on HBO in the 80's and loved it. Watched it again last night and was blown away by the FX and John Carpenter's brilliant direction. Karen Allen, lovely as I've always remembered. Too bad there was never a sequel. Jeff Bridge's portrayal of an alien trying to communicate and understand humans is utterly brilliant, original, and believable. Tucker, The Man and his Dream: A film about a man far ahead of his time. The helicopter engine powered vehicle that is light years of even today's cars. The Fabulous Baker Boys: Jeff and brother Beau give a fantastic performance as a sibling piano playing act. The Moguls aka The Amateurs: Bridges plays a divorcee who always concocts one scheme after another, which the folks in his small town go along with. This time, the townsfolk band together to make a porn film. Utterly hysterical with a brilliant ending. The Big Lebowski: I'm the Dude The Fisher King: Bridges and Robin Williams play fantastic off of each other. Cutter's Way: Plain men going after the suspected killer of an innocent girl. King Kong: Crappy remake of the 1933 epic. Bridges is brilliant as the anti-establishment hippie. Iron Man: Bridges plays the role of a mentor turned self-serving businessman. The bald look is a shocker for those of us accustomed to his many roles of long, flowing locks. I have a few more of his in my Netflix queue and am looking forward to them. He has more acting chops than the vastly overrated Jack Nicholson and Al Pachino.