If you can't get enough of 'The Big Lebowski,' you're not the only one. 'The Dude' himself says he can't get enough of the Coen brothers' stoner classic. In a recent interview with GQ, actor Jeff Bridges revealed that 'The Big Lebowski' is the one flick from his 48-year film career that he rewatches the most.
"I'm not a guy who looks at a lot of my movies on TV or whatever, but when that movie comes on, I get hooked," he confessed. "I'll say, 'I'll just watch it till [John] Turturro licks the bowling ball, then I'll go on to something else.' But then I'll say, 'Oh, no, I'll just wait for [another] scene.' And I'll end up watching the entire thing. It's just made so well."
Part of the story's secret, he added, is how natural the dialogue feels. But although it might seem improvised, Bridges stressed that every word was written down—especially the curse words.
"I find a lot of people wondering if there was a lot of improv in that movie," he said. "And no, it was not. It was all written down on the page. Every 'fuck,' every 'man'—you wanted them in the right spot because it was like music."
Check out the full interview for Bridges' retrospectives on 'The Last Picture Show,' 'Iron Man' and more highlights from his filmography.