Matthew McConaughey And Jeff Bridges Talk Iconic Roles In ‘Dazed And Confused’ And ‘The Big Lebowski’

The Dude meets the most laid-back former high-schooler of all time as Jeff Bridges and Matthew McConaughey get together to chat about their most iconic characters for Variety‘s “Actors On Actors” series.

The Oscar-winning pair were quick to pick their favourite – and most iconic – roles to date. For McConaughey, it’s his “Dazed And Confused” character Dave Wooderson, which also happens to be his first major film role.

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Despite building an impressive body of work and taking home an Oscar in the 26 years since slipping into Dave’s highly-quotable shoes, McConaughey’s “Dazed And Confused” fan interactions remain his favourite.

“I have some people come up to me and say the first line of a ‘Dazed’ line and I’ll say the second half back,” McConaughey tells Bridges. “And those are my favourite fans.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by “The Big Lebowski” star Bridges, who loves his bowling-loving slacker character The Dude as much as fans do.

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“I love that, man,” the actor replies. “Whether I was in it or not, [‘The Big Lebowski’] would probably be one of my favorite movies. Any kind of recognition from that movie — I never get tired.”

“The Dude goes with you,” McConaughey adds.

“S***, I have a band, man, we’re called the Abiders!,” Bridges reveals, referencing one of The Dude’s classic lines, “The Dude abides”.

 

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