The Making of 'The Big Lebowski'

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# See themtumbling down #

# Pledging their loveto the ground #

A way out westthere was this fella,

fella I wantto tell you about,

fella by the nameof Jeff Lebowski,

at least thatwas the handle

That his loving parentsgave him.

But he never hadmuch use for it himself.

This Lebowski,he called himself The Dude.

Now Dude, that's a nameno one would self-apply

where I come from.

But then, there wasa lot about The Dude

that didn't make a wholelot of sense to me,

and a lot aboutwhere he lived, likewise.

But then again,

maybe that's why I found theplace so dern interesting.

They call Los AngelesThe City of Angels.

I didn't find itto be that exactly.

But I'll allow thereare some nice folks there.

'Course I can'tsay I seen London,

And I neverbeen to France,

And I ain't never seen noqueen in her damned undies

as the fella says.

But I'll tell you what,

after seeing Los Angeles

And this a-here storyI'm about to unfold,

Well, I guessI seen somethin'

every bit as stupefyin'

as you'd see in anyof those other places,

and in English, too.

So I can diewith a smile on my face

without feeling likethe good Lord gypped me.

Now this here storyI'm about to unfold

took place backin the early nineties,

just about the time ofour conflict with Saddam

and the Iraqis.

I only mention it 'causesometimes there's a man,

I won't say a hero,

'Cause what's a hero?

But sometimesthere's a man,

and I'm talkingabout The Dude here,

sometimes there's a man,

he's the manfor his time and place.

He fits right in there,

and that's The Dude,

in Los Angeles.

And even ifhe's a lazy man,

and The Dude wasmost certainly that,

quite possibly the laziestin Los Angeles county,

which would place himhigh in the running

for laziest worldwide.

But sometimesthere's a man,

sometimes...There's a man.

Wow, lost my trainof thought here.

I done introducedhim enough.

All fora collective action.

This will not stand.

This will not stand,

this aggressionagainst Kuwait.

# Here on the rangeI belong #

# Drifting alongwith the tumbling #

# Tumbleweed #

Where's the money,Lebowski?

I want that money,Lebowski.

Bunny says you'regood for it.

Where's the money,Lebowski?

Where's the fuckingmoney, shithead?!

It's down there somewhere.let me take another look.

Don't f*** with us!

Your wife owes moneyto Jackie Treehorn,

That means you ownmoney to Jackie Treehorn.

Ever thus todeadbeats, Lebowski.

No, no, don't do that

Not on the rug, man.


See what happens,Lebowski?

You see what happens?

Nobody calls meLebowski.

You got the wrong guy.I'm The Dude, man.

Your name'sLebowski, Lebowski.

Your wife is Bunny.

My my wife Bunny?

Do you see a weddingring on my finger?

Does this place looklike I'm f***ing married?

The toilet seat's up,man.

What the fuckis this?

Obviously,you're not a golfer.


Isn't this guy supposedto be a millionaire?

Yeah, what do you think?

He looks likea f***ing loser.

Hey, at leastI'm housebroken.

F***ing time wasted.

Thanks a lot,a**hole.

# The man in me will do #

# Nearly any task #

# And as for compensation #

# There's a littlehe would ask #

# Take a woman like you #

# To get through #

# To the man in me #

# The storm cloudsare raging #

# All around my door #

# I think to myself #

# I might nottake it anymore #

# Take a womanlike your kind #

# To find the man in me #

# But, oh #

# What a wonderful feeling #

# Just to knowthat you are near #

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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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