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.