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Interview with Jeff Dowd, the man "The Dude" was based on

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm
by Kenny X
I can abide.

"The Big Lebowski" tells the story of Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, a lovable slacker with a taste for the milk cocktail and a habit of hanging out with his two friends Donny (Steve Buscemi) and Walter (John Goodman) at a bowling alley. His life gets turned upside down when he's mistaken for another Jeff Lebowski -- also known as The Big Lebowski.

Dowd is everything a "Lebowski" enthusiast would hope. His speech is muddled and, at times, inaudible. He laughs often and refers to himself as The Dude. He goes on long-winded tangents, speaking with intelligence, but randomness, on everything from the Irish revolution to his past friendship with Jane Fonda to Boy George's given name. Unprompted, Dowd volunteers, "The reason I'm not an actor is because in fourth grade I played a f--king tree in a play and I blew my lines." ... 14930.html