The possibility of a sequel to The Big Lebowski has been a hot topic among fans since Jeff Bridges spoke about it in a recent interview with a magazine. Bridges, who won an Oscar for his work in Crazy Heart, did not rule out the possibility of a second part in the near future, especially if the Coen brothers are involved.
Bridges admitted that the brothers are mysterious and full of surprises, making it difficult to predict what they will do next, but he remains open to the idea of reprising one of his favorite roles. Although he acknowledged that the Coen brothers are amazing, he does not believe that they will do a sequel. However, he hoped that they might surprise him and decide to make one after all.
The Big Lebowski, released 25 years ago, was a neo-noir comedy classic that starred Bridges as Jeffrey Lebowski, a millionaire man who was in debt to a wealthy loan shark and porn producer for bearing the same name. The film co-starred John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Sam Elliot as “The Stranger,” who served as the film’s narrator.
Earlier this year, Bridges and Elliott reunited at the 2023 SAG Awards gala, where Bridges was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in The Old Man and Elliott took home the award for best actor in a limited series and/or movie made for television for 1883.
During the reunion, Elliott said that he was very happy to be with Bridges as he had not seen him in a long time. He compared the passage of time in movies to that of children, stating that they put everything in perspective, reminding you of how fast time is passing.
While fans are eagerly waiting to hear about the sequel, Bridges made a fleeting return to The Dude’s character in 2019 for a beer commercial that also featured Sarah Jessica Parker dressed as Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City. The commercial was part of a campaign to provide drinking water in deprived areas and received praise for promoting a good cause.
In conclusion, the possibility of a sequel to The Big Lebowski is still uncertain, but Bridges’ openness to the idea has excited fans worldwide. However, even if the Coen brothers decide not to make a sequel, Bridges’ reunion with Elliott at the SAG awards has given fans a glimpse of what it would be like to see The Dude back on the big screen.