The Big Lebowski
- Original title
The Big Lebowski
- Running time
- 117 min.
- United States
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Co-production USA-GB; Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Working Title Films
Comedy | Black Comedy. Bowling. Cult Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
1998: Empire Awards, UK: Nominated for Best Film
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Screen International
: Satellite Awards: 3 Nominations, inc. Best Actor (Bridges)
1998: Awards Circuit Community Awards: Best Sup. Actor (Goodman), 6 nominations
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