Few hardcore athletes encourage drinking and smoking, but in the parlance of our times, The Dude Abides.
Jeffrey Lebowski is, perhaps, the most recognizable character that actor Jeff Bridges has ever portrayed. With his easy going style, "The Dude" made a name for himself in L.A. generally by just standing around at the wrong place at the wrong time. From rug defecation to fraudulent kidnapping, this film noir about a pot smoking, white russian drinking "bum" was not initially a commercial success. Only making about $2 million in profit at the box office, it has since inspired a cult following and even has it's own convention (Lebowski Fest). While it may not be the thought provoking moral diatribe the Coen Brothers have become known for, this follow-up to Fargo delivers the goods as far as watchability, drinking game modification, and all around inexplicable bowling lingo.