Jeff Bridges pays homage to The Big Lebowski: “If I’m lucky I’ll be associated with the Dude of rest of my life”
Jeff Bridges has paid tribute to The Big Lebowski while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday.
The 69-year-old was introduced to the stage by presenter Chris Pine who said: “Well, far out man, your dudeness. He’s made eccentric characters truly iconic. And yes, I am talking about el dude” and the dude fully abided.
Taking to the stage, Bridges put together a somewhat rambling but brilliant speech which thanked his family, industry friends, the Coen Brothers and more in a “tag” style approach which had the audience both thrilled and slightly confused.
Bridges speech was splattered with moments of real sentiment and, when he referenced the 1998 cult film, he said: “If I’m lucky I’ll be associated with the Dude of rest of my life. I feel so honoured to be a part of that film,” with the utmost sincerity.
“I think of myself as a trim tab and all of us are trim tabs man, we’re alive!” he said. ‘We can make a difference! We can turn this ship in the way we wanna go, man! Towards love, creating a healthy planet for all of us.”
“So I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for tagging me, and I want to tag you all,” he added.
“You’re all trim tabs. Tag, you’re it!”, he concluded.