The Big Lebowski script
Synopsis: Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called "the Dude," a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money -- resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

The inquisitor hauls the Dude's head out one last time and

flops him over so that he sits on the floor, back against

the toilet.

The Dude gropes back in the toilet with one hand.

Looming over him is a strapping blond man.

Beyond in the living room a young Chinese man unzips his fly

and walks over to a rug.

CHINESE MAN:

Ever thus to deadbeats, Lebowski.

He starts peeing on the rug.

The Dude's hand comes out of the toilet bowl with his

sunglasses.

DUDE:

Oh, man. Don't do--

BLOND MAN:

You see what happens? You see what

happens, Lebowski?

The Dude puts on his dripping sunglasses.

DUDE:

Look, nobody calls me Lebowski. You

got the wrong guy. I'm the Dude,

man.

BLOND MAN:

Your name is Lebowski. Your wife is

Bunny.

DUDE:

Bunny? Look, moron.

He holds up his hands.

DUDE:

You see a wedding ring? Does this

place look like I'm fucking married?

All my plants are dead!

The blond man stoops to unzip the satchel. He pulls out a

bowling ball and examines it in the manner of a superstitious

native.

BLOND MAN:

The fuck is this?

The Dude pats at his pockets, takes out a joint and lights

it.

DUDE:

Obviously you're not a golfer.

The blond man drops the ball which pulverizes more tile.

BLOND MAN:

Woo?

The Chinese man is zipping his fly.

WOO:

Yeah?

BLOND MAN:

Wasn't this guy supposed to be a

millionaire?

WOO:

Uh?

They both look around.

WOO:

Fuck.

BLOND MAN:

What do you think?

WOO:

He looks like a fuckin' loser.

The Dude pulls his sunglasses down his nose with one finger

and peeks over them.

DUDE:

Hey. At least I'm housebroken.

The two men look at each other. They turn to leave.

WOO:

Fuckin' waste of time.

The blond man turns testily at the door.

BLOND MAN:

Thanks a lot, asshole.

ON THE DOOR SLAM WE CUT TO:

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Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010) and The Big Lebowski (1998). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children. more…

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