Is it just me or has the character of the Dude stayed with Bridges after all these years?
I remember seeing the Coen Brothers film at a press preview back in 1998 and it went down a storm with the audience.
It was soon apparent that it wasn’t going to be a box office smash, but over time its reputation has grown to such an extent that it is now one of the major cult films of the 1990s.
The film not only spawned a loyal following, but also led to a book (I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski), a festival, a Shakespearean version, an online newspaper (or ‘Dudespaper’) and even an adult version.
This clip from “Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides” shows Bridges visiting a shop in New York’s Greenwich Village called The Little Lebowski, which is dedicated to items inspired by the film.
My favourite line is when Bridges says: “Cool shop man!”