Few movies are as fun to quote as "The Big Lebowski," which comes out on Blu-Ray Aug. 16, and will be celebrated at the New York edition of Lebowski Fest Aug. 15-16.
But when I rewatched it the other night, "Causasian" (what the Dude calls a White Russian) in hand, I realized I'd been quoting some of the lines wrong for years.
I always remembered Jeff Bridges snapping back at the home invaders who've confused him with a richer Lebowski by saying "Does it LOOK like a woman lives here?" But no, the actual line was "Does this place look like I'm f---ing married?"Slideshow: Unforgettable images from 'The Big Lebowski' (on this page)
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And somehow I thought that after his car is stolen, a cop told him "You're not getting your Creedence back." Nope, one cop says "Wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck, though," and another responds "Or the Creedence." (Spoiler: But he does!)
The lines, though, are just as great whether you get them exactly right or now. A few favorites:
"Oh, you know, the usual. Bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback." --It's not like the Dude doesn't have hobbiesVideo: ‘Little Bit of Love’ for Jeff Bridges (on this page)
"Obviously you're not a golfer." --The Dude explains the presence of a bowling ball in his house
"I am not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing." --There are many choices when addressing the Dude
"Careful, man, there's a beverage here!" --The Dude must protect his beloved White RussianStory: Jeff Bridges is country solid on new album
"Just because we're bereaved doesn't mean we're saps." -- Walter points out that funeral urns are darn expensive
"A wiser man than myself once said, 'Sometimes you eat the bar, sometimes, the bar eats you.'" --The mysterious narrator known as The Stranger offers up words to live byMark it, Dude. 'Lebowski' reunion a blast
"You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me." --Walter's right, we don't want to knowStory: Where do 'Big Lebowski' stars abide today?
"The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners." --Yes, Mr. Stranger, we do take comfort in that
"I don't roll on Shabbos!" --Later on, the Dude argues that Walter is actually Polish Catholic
"Another Caucasian, Gary!" --There are many ways to order a White RussianDude, you could own 'Big Lebowski' bungalow
"I had buddies who died face-down in the muck so you and I could enjoy this family restaurant." --Walter is pretty intense about Vietnam
"Nice marmot." --The Dude doesn't think it's so nice when the clawy little guy is tossed in the tub with him. Plus we're not zoologists, but it looks like a ferret
"Sure, I'll just check with the boys down at the crime lab, They got four more detectives working on the case." --What we all imagine happens when our car is stolen or broken into
What's your favorite "Big Lebowski" quote? You don't have to get the wording exactly right, but do share with us on our Facebook page.
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