Friday, July 24, 2009

the dude abides.

if you know me, then you know i love the big lebowski. i had heard in the past that the dude was based on a real person in the hollywood scene but didn't know who. well i found out it is jeff dowd (not a secret in any way) a successful producer and major role in the coen brother's success. obviously the dude is not based entirely on dowd as he's not a total waste of space, but it was more the attitude, attire, and overall essence that was the inspiration for jeff bridges character. the big lebowski has spawned a huge following of loyal, obsessive fans and really helped dowd's career in a way.. shining light on him where it wasn't shown before. there's lebowski fest, the book “the dude abides: classic tales and rebel rants making our future the best of times” (which i want), and the fact that dowd travels the country speaking about the dude and his royal dudeness.. totally epic.

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