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The Dude
The Dude
Portrayed by Jeff Bridges
Gender Male
DOB December 4th 1942
Employer None
Occupation Unemployed

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski is the main protagonist of The Big Lebowski. The Dude is a single, unemployed man whose hobbies include smoking pot, drinking White Russians, and bowling. He lives in Venice, California. He is also know as His Dudeness or El Duderino if you're not into that whole brevity thing.

The character of Jeff Lebowski is said to be based on Jeff Dowd who was a member of the anti-war radical group the Seattle Liberation Front.

The Dude seems to be a fan of a broad range of music but is particularly partial to Creedence Clearwater Revival, or CCR for short. When his car is stolen, he is visibly disheartened to hear that his Creedence tapes are probably gone for good. Throughout the entire length of the film Jeffrey is never seen bowling, although a ball resembling his can sometimes be seen rolling down the lanes at the Hollywood Star Lanes bowling alley.

The Dude is known for his signature Pendleton sweater as well as his goatee and trademark flowing locks of hair (which he momentarily takes time to pin back before bowling). He is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) tall.