The Big Lebowski

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Pornographer's House From Big Lebowski Donated to Museum

'An exceptional example of domestic architecture and a tremendous legacy'

(Newser) - In the cult favorite film The Big Lebowski, the house nestled in the hills of Los Angeles—complete with flying topless women and lewd doodles—belonged to "sleazy pornographer" Jackie Treehorn, Reuters reports. In real life, in belongs to—in the words of Fortune —"fashion devotee and... More »

Big Lebowski for Rent on Facebook

You can 'like' specific scenes and lines

(Newser) - It's now the easiest it's ever been to share your favorite The Big Lebowski quote with strangers. The Coen brothers' cult classic is available to rent on Facebook , where you can "like" and comment on specific scenes and lines as you progress through the movie, reports Mashable... More »

Real People Who Inspired Movie Crazies

Christian Bale looked to Cruise to inspire 'American Psycho'

(Newser) - Some things are too good to be true, but that's not the case for these fictional movie characters: BuzzFeed has a list of 10 popular movie icons that you'd never believe were inspired by actual people. A sample:
  • Big Lebowski's The Dude: Producer and political activist Jeff
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Dude! Big Lebowski Bungalow for Sale

Compound including Dude's pad offered for $2.3M

(Newser) - The Dude's abode is for sale—rug not included. The one-bedroom bungalow featured in The Big Lebowski is on the block as part of a six-home compound in the Venice district of Los Angeles with a very un-Dude total price tag of $2,295,000, Gawker reports. The realtors... More »

Big Lebowski Cardigan Up for Auction

You can wear the Dude's favorite sweater

(Newser) - The Dude's cardigan is going up for auction. The sweater favored by Jeff Bridges' character in the Big Lebowski will be part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Beverly Hills on May 14-15, reports the Oregonian . (The Oregon angle: It was made by a local company.) Starting bid... More »

Want Shakespeare-Style Lebowski? You're in Luck

Retelling of Coen brothers cult classic has 'Knave,' not Dude

(Newser) - If “the Dude abides” isn’t Shakespearean enough for you, a young filmmaker has just the thing: Two Gentleman of Lebowski, a script that retells The Big Lebowski in a Bard-like fashion. So, instead of Walter saying the John Turturro character Jesus “served 6 months in Chino for... More »

New Lebowski Tome Worthy of the Dude

It's a little late, but the essays by college scholars come through

(Newser) - The Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski has a growing body of critical literature to support it, though like the Dude, it moves at an abiding pace. Out now is The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies, a collection of papers from the Lebowski Fest in Louisville—in... More »

Big Lebowski Revives White Russians

White Russians, featured in The Big Lebowski , are making a comeback

(Newser) - Once derided by cocktail enthusiasts as more of a milkshake than anything else, the White Russian is becoming a signature drink among hipsters, writes Steven Kurutz in the New York Times. For this, we can thank the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski. The drink—a mixture of vodka, Kahlua,... More »

Dude: Why Lebowski Is Still Big

Cult classic 'symbolic of a whole way of life'

(Newser) - A decade after its disappointing box-office release, The Big Lebowski endures as a cult classic, inspiring academic papers, annual festivals, and hot new comics like Seth Rogen. To find out why, Rolling Stone tracked down the cast and a few hardcore fans who say Lebowski is more a movement than... More »

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