John Goodman has portrayed a number of legendary characters over the course of his lengthy Hollywood career, and those accomplishments finally him to receiving the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that he has most certainly earned. That said, there's arguably one role that he will be remembered for above all else: Walter Sobchak from The Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. With that in mind, Jeff Bridges dusted off his Dude persona to properly induct his Lebowski co-star onto the Walk of Fame, and the video from the event is a thing of beauty. Check out the clip below to see the grand reunion between friends for yourself.
Credit where credit is due, Jeff Bridges is a consummate showman. He knows how iconic his Big Lebowski sweater has become in the two decades since the film hit theaters and carved out its legacy a cult classic, so he takes his time putting it on in this video. Once he starts talking, it is hard to tell where Jeff Bridges ends and The Dude begins, as he expounds the accolades of Walter Sobchak (a.k.a John Goodman) to a cheering audience. The only thing that he is missing in this video is a White Russian to (much like his rug) tie the whole thing together.
Honestly, I do not know how you could not love those two standing side by side.
The legacy of The Big Lebowski has become easily solidified in the years since it first hit theaters. Although the film was not initially a success when it hit theaters, it has since gone on to become one of the most iconic cult classics of all time, and it is often considered one of The Coen Brothers' best (and most quotable) films. Think about it; you have probably been to at least one costume party in your lifetime where someone dressed up as The Dude or Walter.
But at the end of the day, we are really just here to celebrate the career of John Goodman. On that note, check out some of Walter Sobchak's greatest moments from The Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski below. Bear in mind, like so many other elements from The Coen Brothers' filmography; it is entirely NSFW.
Now, all that's really left to do is congratulate Mr. Goodman on finally receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has certainly earned it.