The Big Lebowski. 1998. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. With Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi. 35mm. 117 min.
When Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, his ramshackle apartment gets busted into by some thugs and one of his rugs gets ruined by some ungentlemanly behavior. Not that the rug was all that great to begin with— it’s the principle of the matter that fuels The Dude’s quest for justice. With a wrap sweater, overgrown, bleached-out hair, jelly sandals, and a White Russian in hand, Jeff Bridges shines in the role of a lifetime.