“The Dude.” These two, simple words conjure up so much within the minds of moviegoers, and specifically, fans of the Coen brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen have created some of the most memorable characters in the history of film. From H.I. McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) in Raising Arizona, to Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) in No Country for Old Men, to Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) in Fargo, the two have combined to capture some of the quirkiest, most idiosyncratic, and compelling roles. But maybe none have been as spectacularly inept as The Dude in The Big Lebowski.
The Dude totally seems like a guy who could be living down the hall, which begs the question, is The Big Lebowski based on a true story?