16 Units of Big Lebowski Trivia
The reason Steve Buscemi’s character, Donny, is constantly being told to “Shut the fuck up!” by Walter John Goodman, is because Buscemi’s character in Fargo would not shut up.
The F-word or a variation of the F-word is used 292 times.
The Dude says “man” 147 times in the movie, nearly 1.5 times a minute.
People mention peeing on the dude’s rug 17 times. They also mention that the rug “really tied the room together” 5 times.
A lot of the Dude’s clothes in the movie were Jeff Bridge’s own clothes, including his Jellied sandals.
In an early draft of the script, the Dude’s source of income was revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube.
In a version that was edited for TV, the famous line “This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!” was changed to “This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!”, which is regularly cited as one of the most “creative” edits made for a edited for TV film.
While urinating on the Dude’s rug, the Treehorn thug says “Ever thus to deadbeats, Lebowski!” this is a play on the latin phrase “Sic semper tyrannis!” which means “thus always to tyrants!”, which was allegedly spoken by the murderers of Gaio Giulio Cesare and Abraham Lincoln during the assassinations.
The Dude is in every scene of the movie. Even in the scene where the Nihilists are ordering pancakes you can see the can in which the Dude ad Walter are driving. This is in keeping with the traditional film-noir, in which the protagonist is the narrator and acts as the audience’s guide throughout the film.
The Dude drinks nine White Russians during the course of the movie. He drops one of them at Jackie Treehorn’s mansion.
Of all the different personalized bowling shirts Donny wears throughout the film, none of them bears his name.
When John Turturro’s character Jesus has to go door to door, sharing that he is a convicted sex offender, he has a large bulge in his tight pants. The bulge was formed by a bag of birdseed.
While being a member of the bowling team, the Dude is the only one never seen bowling throughout the movie.
Charlize Theron was considered for the role of Bunny Lebowski.
Almost all the music on the soundtrack is revealed to be playing on a radio or a type of PA system.
The fictional German techno-pop band in the movie, Autobahn, is a parody of the legendary electronic band Kraftwerk.
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