ByViktorio Serdarov, writer at Creators.co
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The Big Lebowski is a cult classic and it is no surprise that nowadays it is considered a masterpiece by many. There are a lot of factors that have made the film's immense popularity possible - the upbeat soundtrack, the weird and absurd and yet captivating plot, the classic jokes and last but not least, the presence of many motives and themes, some of which are more subtle than others and can be hard to spot with only one watch.

Today I will focus on some little-known fun facts about The Big Lebowski and its influence on popular culture and the world as a whole. So, let's start:

1. The Big Lebowski has its own festival and even its own religion. The festival was started in Kentucky in 2002 and has been held in many of the major US cities, while "dudeism" has over 270 000 Dudeist priests worldwide and many worshipers.

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Image via: www.bestofneworleans.com
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Image via: www.odditycentral.com

2. The Dude is present in every scene. However, the title of the film is a reference to the millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, not him.

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Image via: pixshark.com

3. The Dude is never shown bowling in the film.

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Image via: funnynarutomemes.blogspot.com

4. None of Donny’s bowling shirts have his actual name on them.

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Image via: viralcircus.com

5. Norwegian promotional posters and videos for the film included the text "Anbefales av norsk bowling forbund" which means "recommended by the Norwegian Bowling Association".

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Image via: www.ebay.com

6. The $0.69 cheque that The Dude writes for milk is dated September 11, 1991, exactly 10 years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Furthermore, George Bush Sr can be heard on TV, making his famous "This aggression will not stand" speech, in relation to the Gulf War.

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Image via: forum.prisonplanet.com

7. The Coen Brothers are clearly not as fond of the film as fans. Here is what they said in an interview in 2009:

"That movie has more of an enduring fascination for other people than it does for us."

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Image via: schmoesknow.com

8. The true message of the movie is still unclear. Fans have interpreted it in many ways including that Lebowski is a a parable of Global Capitalism or that the film is a modern adaptation of Albert Camus' The Stranger and an illustration of the philosophy of Absurdism and even that The Dude is a contemporary Jesus.

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Image via: www.reactiongifs.com

9. Jesus’ hilarious bulge was achieved by putting a large bag of bird seed down his pants.

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Image via: giphy.com

10. Jackie Treehorn’s thugs are seen twice in the film and the second time they have swapped shirts.

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Image via: http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/20-big-lebowski-facts-that-will-make-you-love-this-movie-eve#.twAGlb9z

So, there you have it folks! Which is your favorite The Big Lebowski fun fact? Share it in the comment section below and many thanks for taking the time to read this post!

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