Take it From the Dude: Stories from the Set of The Big Lebowski

The Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan Coen) have made more than a handful of classic movies over the years (to name a few… Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, True Grit, No Country for Old Men), but it looks like only one of them created such a cult following. Heck, The Big Lebowski even spawned the creation of its own religion, okay. The Big Lebowski, which is a blend of stoner comedy and something of a Chandler-esque mystery, actually bombed at the box office when it first came to theaters in 1998.

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But this is an example of how a box office flop can turn into a cult classic, a kind of following that only a few films ever achieve. This is a movie that people still watch and enjoy today as if they’re seeing it for the first time. And ask anyone who’s seen the movie how many times they’ve seen it. I guarantee you they watched it more than twice. On that note, let’s look at all the things you need to know about The Big Lebowski. I promise you, after reading this, you’re gonna want to watch it again.

See what really went down on the set, how much that rug cost, and how much Jeff Bridges is really like The Dude in real life…

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