In my opinion, the Coen Brothers have crafted some of the most wonderful films of the past two decades; Fargo, Blood Simple, No Country for Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona. But none matched the brilliance of their masterwork, The Big Lebowski.
This story of the stoner Lebowski, aka The Dude, played in a career performance by Jeff Bridges, balanced perfectly on the knife-edge between drama and comedy. The entire ensemble was outstanding, but none better than John Goodman and Steven Buscemi. The movie has gone on to gain cult status, with Big Lebowski festivals celebrating the Lebowski themes, bowling and White Russians, and even a religion, Dudism.
Imagine, then, my delight to discover that Entertainment Earth offers Big Lebowski action figures for sale!. Yes, I can (and will) own The Dude, dressed in his trademark robe and sunglass, holding a White Russian standing on his rug (the McGuffin of the story). Even better, the company will unveil more figures from the Lebowski universe at Comic Con in San Diego in late July.
Yeah, The Dude abides.