We’re All Here For This ‘Big Lebowski’ Cast Reunion 20 Years In The Making 🎳

In 1998, Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and Jeffrey Lebowski (aka. The Big Lebowski) suffered from a case of mistaken identity and a peed-on rug, and the world would never be the same. 

And in 2018, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi were reunited on the Today show and reminisced about the good old days, man.

They talked about getting the script for the first time.  

“When I was reading the part of Donnie, I kind of didn’t get it,” said Steve Buscemi. “I felt bad for the guy. I thought, ‘Why does Walter bully him all the time?’ And as I’m reading it, I thought, ‘How am I gonna tell Joel and Ethan that I don’t want to do this? And then when I got to Donnie’s last scene … I saw the relationship. I saw how much Walter really loves Donnie and how they’re like brothers, and I found it very moving.”

They also talked about how shocking it was that the movie opened to very…meh reception.

“It was a weird thing that it came after ‘Fargo,’” the Coen brothers’ 1996 project, which had been a smash hit: “These guys could have done anything! So it was a very strange movie to make following that.”

But then suddenly, it was a smash hit.

According to the “dudes,” college kids everywhere started quoting the movie at them.

“The dude abides.”  

“Shut the f*ck up Donny.”

and “Well, that’s just like your opinion, man.”

Here’s to 20 more years of “The Big Lebowski.”

Dude.

H/T: HuffPost, IndieWire