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The Dude abides..... dude.

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A cult is born at ‘Lebowski Fest’


LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 21 — The Real Lebowski lives. And people love him. Jeff Dowd, the inspiration for the main character in the Coen brothers’ 1998 mistaken identity comedy “The Big Lebowski,” joined more than a thousand fans at the second annual Lebowski Fest — a celebration of bowling, white Russians and all things Lebowski.





News like this makes me want to get old and bowl!



THE FILM “HAS a rewatchability that most other films don’t,” said Russell

Cooley, a 25-year-old research analyst from Madison, Wis., who drove

more than 10 hours to attend. “You can watch it over and over again

and it’s still funny.”


In the film, Los Angles slacker The Dude — “I bowl. Drive around.

The occasional acid flashback” — is played to perfection, Dowd says, by

Jeff Bridges. He then becomes entangled in kidnapping and pornography

when all he wants is restitution for his ruined rug — and he’s mistaken

for a millionaire of the same name.


“Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not Mr. Lebowski.

You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You

know, that or uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re

not into the whole brevity thing,” explains The Dude, who’s accompanied

in his misadventures by bowling partners Walter (John Goodman) and

Donny (Steve Buscemi).


Will Russell, the fest’s co-founder, said it’s his favorite movie

because “the characters are brilliant, the dialogue is hilarious.” Said

Dowd the Dude: “Sometimes I think they made the film just because

they liked riffing on the name.”


On Saturday night, 900 people gathered at the AMF Rose Bowl in the garb of The Dude, Walter and Jesus — The Dude’s purple-clad bowling nemesis played by John Turturro — to roll a few frames and discuss the film in which “The Dude abides.” Friday night, 500 showed for a midnight screening with crowd participation rivaled only by “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”


“Rarely when I see one of my films on TV do I watch the entire

thing, but whenever ‘Lebowski’ comes on, I get hooked,” Bridges said

from New York, where he’s promoting his new film, “Seabiscuit.” “I’ve

got to see Turturro lick the bowling ball."



how cool is that?





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When he moved down to Venice he had

to go door-to-door to tell everyone

he's a pederast.




What's a pederast, Walter?




Shut the fuck up, Donny.

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The fuckin DUDE dude!

thats awesome. I never knew such an event existed.


I would SO be there. this thread reminds me...Im gonna have to go get the big lebowski..thank you.

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oh my god!!!


I have just achieved the highest honour bestowed on a 12oz thread.

When someone makes a new member account just for the sake of

playing along.... snap!


thanks to 'the jesus'. You made my thread fly!

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