He's the Dude, Man

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has played everything from a small-town high-school footballer to the president. A look at his most memorable roles.

Jeff Bridges has a long history in Hollywood. The son of renowned actor Lloyd Bridges, he got his first screen time as an uncredited infant in the 1951 movie The Company She Keeps. Since then, Bridges' career has spanned an astonishing diversity of roles, including his legendary performance as The Dude in Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski.

Bridges, a lifelong musician, took an even bigger step earlier this year with the release of his self-titled country album, which he says he was inspired to make after his Oscar-winning perfomance as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart. Bridges talked about his transition from film to music in a recent interview with Mother Jones. For a refresher on his storied film career, here's a look back at some of the highlights.