In the 14 years since "The Big Lebowski' premiered, the film has gone form a minor hit to a cult classic to almost a form of religion among its legion of devotees. It's not just a movie; for many people it's a way of life. And that way of life just took it's next logical evolutionary step, as The New York Daily News is reporting that Jeff Bridges is set to write a new philosophy tome inspired by "The Big Leboswki."
The Dude doesn't just abide, he illuminates.
Titled "The Dude and the Zen Master," the book, which will be co-written by online zen-ophile Bernie Glassman, will delve into topics such as "the meaning of life, laughter, the movies and trying to do good in a difficult world." And, presumably, the importance of a good rug. Whatever the case, bridges couldn't be happier — or should we say, more at peace — with the opportunity to revisit his most iconic character.
"On a movie set I do my best to keep my head and heart open," Bridges said. "My favorite part of the whole deal is jamming with the other artists, getting to know them, sharing the excitement of what we’re up to, and inspiring each other. That means intimacy. I look for that in life as well. That’s why I hooked up with Bernie, to make the most of this wonderful experience called Life."
Guess life isn't just about bowling after all.