Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges Loves Being Called The Dude
Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges loves it when people refer to him as his 'Big Lebowski' character, The Dude.
Jeff Bridges loves to be called The Dude in the street.
The Oscar-winning actor became a cult hero after playing 'The Big Lebowski's loveable but lazy marijuana smoker - referred to as The Dude - and he admits he continues to be proud of the film and the "connection" people have with it.
He said: "'The Big Lebowski' is one of my favourite movies, regardless of whether I'm in it. It's a wonderful movie. I'm proud to be a part of it.
"I love it when people shout 'Dude' at me on the street. I love that connection. The Dude look is still with me now. I wear the mantle of The Dude proudly."
The 61-year-old star took a lot of his inspiration for the clothes he wore in the film -which also starred Julianne Moore, T-Bone Burnett and John Turturro - from his own wardrobe.
He told The Sun newspaper: "A lot of the clothes were mine. Clothes are one of the first things I explore when I look at a character. I went through my wardrobe and found these jelly sandals - and various T-shirts and tops - and used them."