« The Big Lebowski » (1998), by Ethan and Joel Coen
You want to wear your favourite bathrobe and play bowling with your friend Walter Sobchak, or simply enjoy a white Russian cocktail (like Jeffrey who drinks 9 of them in the movie)? Enjoy the best Big Lebowski officially licensed merchandise with our t-shirts, hoodies and clothing in honor of the cult-classic movie of the Coen brothers.
The Big Lebowski was directed in 1998 by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring the legendary Jeff Bridges in the role of Jeffrey Lebowski aka The Dude, accompanied by a high-quality cast. The Dude’s friends Walter and Donny are portrayed by John Goodman and Steve Buscemi, while Julianne Moore takes the role of Jeffrey’s daughter Maude and David Huddleston plays the millionaire philanthropist for whom the dude is mistaken. The movie took some time to be recognized and had a mixed success at the box-office at the time of its release, but nowadays The Big Lebowski is revered by its audience and nobody will forget some supporting characters like Jesus or the German nihilists (one of them is portrayed by Peter Stormare, another of the Coen Brothers’ favourite actors).
Here are a few fun facts about The Big Lebowski: despite his love of bowling and the fact that he appears in every single scene, you’ll never see The Dude bowl once in the whole movie. By the way, The Dude is based on a real person, a guy named Jeff Dowd that the Coen Brothers met in 1984. Another thing of note is that Jeff Bridges used a lot of his own clothes to portray The Dude, including the famous jellie sandals.
As a bonus, my personal favourite quotes from The Big Lebowski:
“This is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.” Walter Sobchak
“The Dude abides” The Dude
“That rug really tied the room together.” Walter Sobchak
“Shut the f*** up Donny.” (a reference to the Fargo movie where Steve Buscemi wouldn’t stop talking) The Dude
“Obviously you’re not a golfer.” The Dude