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20 "Big Lebowski" Facts That Will Make You Love This Movie Even More

All of these are Dude approved, and best served with a White Russian.

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1. The Dude is secretly an heir to the Rubik's Cube fortune.

In an early draft of The Big Lebowski, it was revealed that The Dude's income came from his status as an heir to the inventor of the Rubik's Cube. But Joel Coen cut that detail out, deciding it was best to keep the audience guessing.


3. The character of Walter was inspired by writer-director John Milius.

The self-proclaimed Zen anarchist is obsessed with guns and penned the first two Dirty Harry films, Apocalypse Now, and Red Dawn, among others.


18. There's a 9/11 conspiracy theory surrounding the film.

That's because The Dude writes a check for half and half, dated September 11, 1991, and while he's writing it, George Bush can be heard on the TV in the background.

19. Walter's famous line, "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" was edited down so it could air on TV.


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