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Your Turn: Jeffrey Lebowski (aka The Dude)

From The Big Lebowski, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Nominated by Mat Cloak

Obviously, he's not a golfer: Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski. Polygram hide caption

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How can a single, unmotivated and unemployed bum possibly be appealing to the masses?

Because despite having his favorite rug urinated upon ... despite being forced to take a bath with a weasel ... despite having a nut-job friend who cannot stop relating everything to Vietnam, The Dude seems to always keep his cool.

The Dude (Jeff Bridges) is such an idealistic character because he is everything that the workingman is not. His life is stress-free, without restraints such as a job, a woman — or pretty much any obligations. His time is consumed by "rolling" (spending time at the bowling alley) and drinking white Russians.

The Dude reminds America that if he can stay calm while in the mix of an unbelievably sticky ordeal, we can make it too.

So as the wise Dude likes to say, "Just take it easy man."