Academy AwardsJeff BridgesTrue Grit (movie)John Wayne
By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times Jeff Bridges had to sort through what he calls an "interesting batch of emotions" when the Coen brothers approached him with the idea of playing Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." "I said, 'Why do you want to remake that,' you know?" Bridges... Clockwise from top left: Universal / Paramount / Universal / Warner Bros.