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Most Beloved Stoner Characters Of All Time

July 12th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Most Beloved Stoner Characters Of All Time
Since escapism is the real reason why people go and see films in the first place, why not delve into the world of true escapism through the cloudy eyes of film's greatest stoners? In the middle of a heavily character-driven movie, the stoner provides comic relief. Unless of course he is the lead character, whereas you just might fall down laughing from their poor choices and continual misdeeds. Some of these films are based around the character's love of their drug of choice; others are driven by an accidental meet up with the wrong person. Nonetheless, stoner comedies are always good for ...
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Jennifer Lawrence Starstruck By Jeff Bridges At Comic-Con

July 25th, 2013 8:21am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
During red carpet interviews at Comic-Con, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence was left starstruck when she was given the chance to interview Jeff Bridges.

Last weekend, the 22 year old actress attended the annual convention in San Diego, to promote her new film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

She  was about to leave the press area when she saw The Big Lebowski actor talking to a reporter, and elatedly ran up to him, before running away.

Bridges spotted her and asked her to come over, prompting Lawrence to say, "Oh my God, I'm such a huge f...
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Coen Brothers: No 'Big Lebowski' Sequel

May 20th, 2013 6:37pm EDT
The Big Lebowski
A lot of exciting news comes from the Cannes Film Festival, but the Coen Brothers were a bit of a downer when they said they don't have plans for a Big Lebowski sequel.

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen were chatting about their new film Inside Llewyn Davis when the popular question about a sequel to the cult classic film came up.

"John Turturro, who wants it, talks to us incessantly about doing a sequel about his (bowler) character Jesus," Ethan said, according to The Star.

He continues, "He even has the story worked out, which he’s pitched to us a few times, but I can’t really remember it ....
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Coming Soon: Jeff Bridges' Book 'The Dude And The Zen Master'

March 13th, 2012 8:49am EDT
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is writing a spiritual guidebook. "The Big Lebowski" star will team up with social activist Bernie Glassman to release "The Dude and the Zen Master" through publishing house Blue Rider Press this autumn.

The pair will share its best tips for leading a happy and fulfilling life and advice on how to leave a positive mark on the world.

The 62-year-old actor/musician is thrilled about imparting his wisdom on others.

He tells the New York Times, "On a movie set I do my best to keep my head and heart open. My favourite part of the whole deal is jamming with the other artists, gett...
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RIP Ben Gazzara, Star Of 'Big Lebowksi,' 'Run For Your Life'

February 4th, 2012 8:37am EST
Ben Gazzara
Stage and screen legend Ben Gazzara has died after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer - the same disease that killed his "Road House" co-star Patrick Swayze.

Gazzara, who was 81, died at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Friday.

A native New Yorker, the Emmy winner studied with drama guru Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio and became a Broadway stage sensation in the 1950s thanks to leading roles in plays like "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Hatful of Rain."

Gazzara made a string of TV appearances in the late 1950s and hit the big screen in "Anatomy of a Murder," opposite James Stewar...
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Fashion Fails: Julianne Moore, Zooey Deschanel, Olivia Munn

August 22nd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Julianne Moore
No one said simple would be easy, and the ladies in this week's fashion fails are proving it by falling flat on the red carpet - while wearing just black and white outfits.

Seems like a few people are trying to big back huge bows on dresses, something that hasn't been in style since the early 90s. Julianne Moore wore the above dress to the reunion of 90s movie Big Lebowski, but she still looked out of place!

Zooey Deschanel can't decide if she wants to be prim and proper (the dress) or laid back and natural (the hair) while at the premiere of Our Idiot Brother. Either way, those shoulde...
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Stars Of The Big Lebowski Reunite At DVD Launch (Pics)

August 17th, 2011 9:55pm EDT
The Big Lebowski
Veteran Actor Jeff Bridges Reunited With his The Big Lebowski castmates John Goodman and Steve Buscemi on Tuesday to celebrate the film's DVD relaunch.

The trio was also joined by co-stars Julianne Moore and John Turturro, as well as soundtrack producer T-Bone Burnett, to mark the cult comedy's release on Blu-ray disc, 13 years after it hit movie theatres.

And Bridges was overjoyed to see his old pals at the New York event.

He says, "All the guys from the movie were there - John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Turturro... It was a ball."
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Big Lebowski Limited Edition'

August 17th, 2011 10:30am EDT
The Big Lebowski photo
Still not rolling on Shabbos? Well, then sit on at home and feast your eyes on the glory that is the extras and frills ridden new Blu-ray "The Big Lebowski Limited Edition," which hits shelves on August 16 from Universal Home Entertainment. We’re keeping score so dry your hands, line it up, lick the ball and follow us down the review lanes below!

Title: "The Big Lebowski" (Limited Edition)

Grade: 5

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, John Turturro

Director: Joel Coen

Rating: R

Runtime: 119 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com.com ...
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Buy The 'Big Lebowski' Bungalow For $2.2 Million

July 27th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Big Lebowski Bungalow
The bungalow that The Dude from "The Big Lebowski" lived in has been put on the market. The price includes six one-bedroom cottages.

The house where Jeff Bridges' character lived is on sale for $2,295,000. The property is over 10,000 square feet, includes spacious side-yards and is a short distance from the beach.

"The Big Lebowski Limited Edition" debuts on Blu-ray August 16 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film centers around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians.
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Jeff Bridges To Star As 'The Giver'?

June 30th, 2011 2:20pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is planning to adapt classic sci-fi book The Giver for the big screen - and he wants to star in the title role.

The Big Lebowski actor has purchased the film rights to Lois Lowry's young adult novel, which his daughter introduced to him after she read it in high school.

The Giver tells the story of a futuristic society where all human memories have been wiped to eliminate pain and sadness. A 12-year-old boy is selected to bear his community's entire collection of emotions and receives them from the ageing Giver.

Bridges, who has been working on the project for more than a...
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Own 'The Big Lebowski' Limited Edition on Blu-ray August 16

May 24th, 2011 12:18pm EDT
The Big Lebowski Limited Edition
Bowling, nihilists, a stolen rug and the occasional acid flashback have never been funnier when one of the most popular cult classics in history, The Big Lebowski Limited Edition, debuts on Blu-ray™ August 16, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. From the Oscar®-winning Coen Brothers
(True Grit, Fargo) and starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Crazy Heart), this acclaimed comedy has been newly remastered in high definition to provide longtime fans and first-time viewers alike with the ultimate Lebowski experience.

Available for a limited time with an all-ne...
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Jeff Bridges Gets High On Meditation

December 8th, 2010 11:47pm EST
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges turned his back on drugs for good after swapping mind-altering narcotics for meditation.

The actor has been open about his dalliances with cocaine and hallucinogenic LSD in his youth in the 1960s.

He famously quit smoking pot for his starring role in 1998's The Big Lebowski, but later admitted he struggled to keep up his clean-living when the film wrapped.

However, the Oscar winner insists his wild days are behind him now, and he prefers to get his highs from spirituality.

He tells Britain's Elle magazine, "When I was (in my) late teens or so I was a bit of a handful, but I...
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Bowling Hall Of Fame Nominees Include Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bridges & Other Stars

July 14th, 2010 9:05am EDT
Kim Kardashian
From Hollywood "A"-listers and the stars of the silver screen to pro athletes and celebrities who like to bowl for fun, the revitalization of bowling is evident across all sectors of pop culture.

To pay tribute to celebrities and notable individuals who help contribute to the enduring popularity of bowling, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America announced its 2010 class of nine nominees for consideration into the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

Nominees include Hollywood megastars Bill Murray (Kingpin), Jeff Bridges (Big Lebowski) and Paris Hilton, pop music ar...
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'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...
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Celebrities Who Get Naked On Screen: A Thin Line Between Classy & Trashy

June 19th, 2009 10:09am EDT
Halle Berry
Hollywood royalty used to use body doubles for filming sex scenes in their films; the thought of them baring it all was almost a joke. But as sex and nudity have taken a more artsy approach on screen, celebrities are jumping at the chance to take their careers to a more risqué level...

Yet, baring it all in films is a very touchy subject with actors. This is a topic young Hollywood and wannabe actors can't seem to grasp. If you are an established actor and nudity is done in good taste, it's viewed by most people as classy. But if you're just starting out, you don't want to be known as ...
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Spotlight On The Coen Brothers' Remake Of John Wayne Classic 'True Grit'

April 7th, 2009 11:52am EDT
Coen brothers
It's difficult to conceive the Coen Brothers' next big venture, a remake of the classic John Wayne western True Grit, as either a traditional western or a traditional remake. Our blogger friends are reluctant to speculate. They call it a case of the "remake bug" or "disappointing" (the spurs of the Duke can never be filled, right?), and the most common thread is that this isn't actually a remake since the Coens plan on staying true to Charles Portis' original novel.

Don't be fooled by the naysayers. This is absolutely a remake, somebody will play John Wayne, or rather Rooster Cogburn, ...
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Tara Reid Opens Up About Her Drinking Problem

February 12th, 2009 10:09pm EST
Tara Reid
Tara Reid claims she turned to drinking to mask her shyness when she first found success in Hollywood. The actress recently spent 60 days in rehab in a bid to kick her alcohol problems, which she claims started when she tried to be the life and soul of the party.

The Big Lebowski star tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "I felt like everyone was judging me and watching me. I think I drank because it gave me a kind of confidence. When I went out, everyone always wanted to have a drink with me - because I was known as this fun, party girl. I became that person."

Reid, 33, also found tha...
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'Burn After Reading' Out On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 23

November 5th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Burn After Reading
Intelligence is relative in this hilarious new spy comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award® -winning directors of No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski. Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton star in this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining comedy of errors. Burn After Reading is available on DVD December 23rd!

When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploit...
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The Best Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

October 22nd, 2008 9:57am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Synecdoche, New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, opens in select theaters Oct. 24. Hoffman plays a wild-eyed theater director who attempts to build a life-sized replica of New York City in preparation for an ambitious play. Check out our list of some of Hoffman's greatest works:

Cold Mountain

The star-studded "Cold Mountain" is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War.

Boogie Nights

"Boogie Nights" is less a film about pornography than the serio-comic story of a group of misfits, losers, and lost souls who are embraced by Jack Horner (Burt R...
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'Burn After Reading' Is Entertaining But Not Oscar Worthy

September 15th, 2008 10:05am EDT
Burn After Reading
The biggest challenge for an Oscar winner, be it a writer, actor, or director, is the first project following the ultimate Hollywood triumph. Expectations are so high and buzz is so great, it can create an almost impossible set of standards to live up to.

This is the case with the Coen brothers' latest release, "Burn After Reading." Though an entertaining enough way to kill two hours on a Saturday afternoon, you can be sure this will not be the film to earn the duo their next little gold man.

The story is of a former CIA agent's (John Malkovich) "top secret files" that fall in...
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Coen Brothers Spotlight: From Their Beginnings To 'Burn After Reading'

September 12th, 2008 11:37am EDT
Coen brothers
Many things come to mind when thinking about the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Dark witty humor, highly stylized production and costume designs, reoccurring actors, clever and often poetic dialogue, and above all some of the best character names in celluloid history.

Just look back at some of the brothers' most memorable characters: The Snoat brothers in Raising Arizona, Bernie Bernbaum and Eddie Dane in Miller's Crossing, Lou Breeze in Barton Fink, Norville Barnes in The Hudsucker Proxy, the Swedish-Americans Marge Gunderson and Jerome Lundegaard in Fargo, Jackie Treehorn and Jesus Q...
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What's Happening Around The Country This Weekend, Courtesy Of Going.com

September 5th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Nine Inch Nails
If you're someone who loves to go out then Going.com is the place for you! Find the hottest events, parties, concerts, places of interest and more! There's always something going on!

Here's a sampling of some of the great things that are happening around the good 'ol U.S. of A. this weekend, September 5-7, 2008:

New York City:

Glamdammit: 4-Year Anniversary

Monduna V5: A Robot Masquerade

East Village Radio Festival

Deitch Projects Art Parade

Los Angeles:

Grand Opening: The Proper

The Curious Unseen (Art Opening)

Thread Show: Fashion & Cocktails

Nine Inch Nai...
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Interview: Brandon T. Jackson of 'Tropic Thunder'

August 13th, 2008 9:57am EDT
Tropic Thunder
(Hollywoodchicago) – For “Tropic Thunder” star and Chris Tucker protégé Brandon T. Jackson, the fictional Booty Sweat literally is his Hollywood calling card.

The Red Bull-like energy drink is a scripted creation of writer, director, producer and star actor Ben Stiller in the new comedy. The film’s talent list, which includes both “A”-list actors and up-and-coming actors, is longer than two or three typical films today combined.

Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller, left) and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr., right) are shooting an epic war movie and wind up in a real battle in the action...
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Seth Rogen Should Never Have Been Famous

August 4th, 2008 8:42am EDT
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen should be a McDonald's employee. With his rough, gurgling chuckle and lumberjack-stoner voice, the high school dropout should be asking, "Do you want fries with that?," not "You know how I know you're gay?" He should be muttering how much he hates his life under his breath. He should be living paycheck to paycheck, hoping his mom doesn't kick him out because he forgot to take out the trash. Again. He should be an alcoholic has-been trying to turn a small stint on network television into a tad longer one on some god-awful E! reality show. Seth Rogen should have been this generatio...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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Ten Years of 'The Big Lebowski': The Dude Still Abides

March 7th, 2008 11:36am EST
The Big Lebowski
Ever had one of those days when nothing went your way? This was the Dude's life. At least during the now cult classic "The Big Lebowski." In Joel and Ethan Coen's unforgettable and oft-quoted tale of mistaken identity, Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is beaten by a pair of idiot thugs who have mistaken him for the other Jeffrey Lebowski: the "Big" Lebowski (David Huddleston), a local millionaire. They are looking for his wife, Bunny (Tara Reid), who owes money to a lot of seedy characters. As one thug plunges the Dudes head into the toilet, he asks, "Where's the money, Lebow...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

December 4th, 2007 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 20

June 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Manson/Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez; 1971), "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez (1968), "Eyes Wide Shut" star Nicole Kidman (1967), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor (1960), Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony (1954), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Goodman (1952), The Commodores singer/solo artist Lionel Richie (1949), "American Graffiti" actress Candy Clark (1947), Canadian singer Anne Murray (1945), actor Danny Aiello (1936), actress Olympia Dukakis (1931), guitarist Chet Atkins (1924), and legendary "Robin Hood" star Err...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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