Even when it comes to big ol’ Hollywood traditions like the Walk of Fame, the Dude abides.
On Friday, Jeff Bridges revived his character Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski for the Walk of Fame ceremony of his The Big Lebowski co-star John Goodman. The crowd on Hollywood Boulevard gasped when Bridges handed Goodman a bowling ball bag, then pulled out his iconic knit cardigan. Even Goodman knew immediately, yelling out, “Dude!” and staring in awe.
After slipping on the garment, Bridges channeled his own character through the scene where Goodman’s character, Walter, delivers the eulogy for Donny, played by Steve Buscemi, before scattering his ashes.
“Walter… John… Well, he’s a good actor, he’s a good man… John Goodman. He’s one of us, he loves the outdoors and acting,” Bridges spoke with his slacker disposition, as Goodman broke out laughing behind him. “As a showman, he has explored the stages from Los Angeles to New York—we’re talking Broadway here, man. He’s done some weird little movies, too. And he’s lived, like so many men in prior generations have lived their lives. He is a man of his times, a man of our times, and he has become a legend.”
Much like Walter’s eulogy for Donny in the movie, Bridges went on to address the “Lord,” and called Goodman a “flowering” young actor, referenced the “bosom” of Hollywood, and ended his speech with, “good afternoon, my sweet prince.”
Watch Bridges’s full reprisal below.