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The Nihilists
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Portrayed by Peter Stormare (Uli), Torsten Voges (Franz), Flea (Dieter)
Gender Males
Occupation Criminals
Other Relations Friends to Bunny Lebowski

The Nihilists are the three secondary antagonists in the movie 'The Big Lebowski.' Headed by Uli Kunkel aka "Karl Hungus," the group consists of Dieter and Franz. They devise a plan to defraud Jeffery Lebowski of his money when Bunny Lebowski decided to leave town. They pretend to kidnap Bunny and write a ransom note to Jeffery Lebowski for one million dollars and "no funny schtuff".


Originally, they were part of the band Autobahn. They released one album titled "Nagelbett" in the late 1970's which Maude describes as "ugh, techno-pop."


Nihilist: Ve believes in nossing, Lebowski. Nossing. And tomorrow ve come back and ve cut off your chonson.

The Dude: Excuse me?

Nihilist: I said [shouting]

Nihilist: We’ll cut off your johnson!

Nihilist #2: Just think about that, Lebowski.

Nihilist: Ja, your viggly penis, Lebowski.

Nihilist #3: Yeah and maybe we stomp on it and squoosh it, Lebowski.


“But what about the toe! There has always been the question of Bunny’s toe?”


“Well, in the original script we showed Bunny having all her toes, but later thought that’s too easy, and in the final version we hid most of Bunny’s right pinky to make it appear it was missing.”