Bridges Gave Up Marijuana For Movie Role
Actor JEFF BRIDGES had to force himself to stop smoking marijuana on the set of stoner classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI so he could think clearly.
The 58-year-old starred as pot-loving Jeffrey Lebowski in the 1998 box-office smash.
And though he admits he hasn't permanently kicked the habit, Bridges insists his character's penchant for pot was all acting.
He says, "I wanted to have a clear head (for the role)," adding, "Usually around Christmas time is when the harvest comes in, and somebody will say, 'Hey! Look what I got!'"