Wednesday 23 May 2018

Jeff Bridges reveals how many times he has watched The Big Lebowski

Actor Jeff Bridges has spoken about the possibility of another The Big Lebowski being made.

The 82nd Academy Awards – Press Room – Los Angeles
The 82nd Academy Awards – Press Room – Los Angeles

By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor

Jeff Bridges has watched one of his most famous films, The Big Lebowski, appromixately 20 times.

The actor, 67, starred as The Dude in the 1998 cult Coen Brothers film about a kidnap and resulting ransom payment that goes hilariously wrong.

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“I’ll be watching TV at home, I’m a kind of clicker guy, (it’ll be on and) I’ll say I’ll watch until (John) Turturro licks the (bowling) ball, but then I get hooked. The Coen brothers, they’re masters,” he told ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show.

Asked how many times he had seen it, Bridges said: “Man, 20… I don’t know. A lot. I love that movie, I’m so happy to be a part of it. The Dude abides.”

The American actor also did not rule out another Lebowski film being made.

He told Jonathan Ross: “It’s kind of set up. Maude, I’ve impregnated Maude… The Little Lebowski. It’s all set up!”

The original film had an impressive cast that included Julianne Moore (as Maude Lebowski), John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Brothers Ethan and Joel Coen are also behind other acclaimed films such as Fargo, No Country For Old Men and Bridge Of Spies.

The Jonathan Ross Show airs tonight on ITV at 9:15pm

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