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You can't win 'em all.

Jeff Bridges may have six Academy Award nominations and one Oscar win under his belt, but not all his movies are sterling works of art. That was proven this summer with his critically-panned flop "R.I.P.D."

The ghostbusting action flick was D.O.A. at the box office, making just $12.7 million in its opening weekend (it cost $130 million to make). In the October issue of GQ, Bridges acknowledges that the movie, which also starred Ryan Reynolds, wasn't a highlight on his film resume.

"I had such a great time working on that movie. I remember what we were doing. I thought: This could be fun to see," he said. "And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldn't have made."

Very diplomatic, Jeff.

The failure of "R.I.P.D." was an interesting experience for Bridges, who tends to star in smaller movies with lower expectations.

"It's kind of fun when the movie's coming out. It's like having a horse in the race. And they're lining up, and they're off!" he said of watching the box office. "And you're rooting for your horse. And in this case, the jockey fell off the horse and you came in last. Ha ha ha. You know. That happens sometimes."

And when it does, you just have to get back in the saddle again. Bridges can next be seen in January's "Seventh Son."

[via GQ]



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