The Big Lebowski (1998) Poster

Steve Buscemi: Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos



  • The Dude : Rug pee-ers did not do this. Look at it: a young trophy wife, marries this guy for his money, she figures he hasn't given her enough, you know, she owes money all over town.

    Walter Sobchak : That, fuckin' - bitch...

    The Dude : It's all a god damn fake, man. It's like Lenin said: you look for the person who will benefit, and, uh, uh, you know...

    Donny : I am the walrus.

    The Dude : You know, you'll uh, uh - well, you know what I'm trying' to say...

    Donny : I am the walrus.

    Walter Sobchak : That fucking bitch!

    The Dude : Oh yeah!

    Donny : I am the walrus.

    Walter Sobchak : Shut the fuck up, Donny! V.I. Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!

    Donny : What the fuck is he talking about?

  • The Dude : Walter, what is the point? Look, we all know who is at fault here, what the fuck are you talking about?

    Walter Sobchak : Huh? No, what the fuck are you... I'm not... We're talking about unchecked aggression here, dude.

    Donny : What the fuck is he talking about?

    The Dude : My rug.

    Walter Sobchak : Forget it, Donny, you're out of your element!

    The Dude : Walter, the chinaman who peed on my rug, I can't go give him a bill, so what the fuck are you talking about?

    Walter Sobchak : What the fuck are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, Dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.

    The Dude : Walter, this isn't a guy who built the railroads here. This is a guy...

    Walter Sobchak : What the fuck are you...?

    The Dude : Walter, he peed on my rug!

    Donny : He peed on the Dude's rug.

    Walter Sobchak : Donny you're out of your element! Dude, the Chinaman is not the issue here!

  • Walter Sobchak : That rug really tied the room together, did it not?

    The Dude : Fuckin' A.

    Donny : And this guy peed on it.

    Walter Sobchak : Donny, please.

  • Walter Sobchak : Were you listening to The Dude's story, Donny?

    The Dude : Walter...

    Donny : What?

    Walter Sobchak : Were you listening to The Dude's story?

    Donny : I was bowling.

    Walter Sobchak : So you have no frame of reference here, Donny. You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know...

    The Dude : (interrupting) Walter, Walter, what's the point, man?

    Walter Sobchak : There's no reason - here's my point, dude, there's no fucking reason why these two...

    Donny : Yeah, Walter, what's your point?

  • The Dude : Fuck sympathy! I don't need your fuckin' sympathy, man, I need my fucking johnson!

    Donny : What do you need that for, Dude?

  • Walter Sobchak : He lives in North Hollywood on Radford, near the In-and-Out Burger...

    The Dude : The In-and-Out Burger is on Camrose.

    Walter Sobchak : Near the In-and-Out Burger...

    Donny : Those are good burgers, Walter.

    Walter Sobchak : Shut the fuck up, Donny.

  • The Dude : Walter... what am I going to tell Lebowski?

    Walter Sobchak : I told that fuck down at the league office... who's in charge of scheduling?

    The Dude : Walter...

    Donny : Burkhalter.

    Walter Sobchak : I told that kraut a fucking thousand times that I don't roll on Shabbos!

    The Dude : Walter...

    Donny : They already posted it.

    Walter Sobchak : Well they can *fucking unpost it*!

    The Dude : Who gives a shit! They're gonna kill that poor woman, man! What am I gonna tell Lebowski?

    Walter Sobchak : C'mon Dude, eventually she'll get sick of her little game and, you know, wander on back.

    Donny : How come you don't roll on Saturday, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : I'm shomer shabbos.

    Donny : What's that?

    The Dude : Yeah, and in the meantime, what do I tell Lebowski?

    Walter Sobchak : Saturday, Donny, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't fucking ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as shit *don't fucking roll*!

    Donny : Sheesh.

    Walter Sobchak : Shomer shabbos!

    The Dude : Walter, how am I going to...

    Walter Sobchak : Shomer fucking shabbos.

    The Dude : Oh fuck it. I'm out of here.

    Walter Sobchak : Come on, Dude...

    [rolls his eyes at Donny] 

    Walter Sobchak : Fucking BABY...

    [Donny nods] 

  • [the Dude, Walter, and Donny walk out of the bowling alley, to find the three Nihilists waiting in front of the Dude's car, which has been torched] 

    The Dude : Well, they finally did it. They killed my fucking car.

    Nihilist : Ve vant ze money, Lebowski.

    Nihilist #2 : Ja, uzzervize ve kill ze girl.

    Nihilist #3 : Ja, it seems you have forgotten our little deal, Lebowski.

    The Dude : You don't HAVE the fucking girl, dipshits! We know you never did!

    [the Nihilists, stunned, confer amongst themselves in German] 

    Donny : Are these the Nazis, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.

    Nihilist : Ve don't care. Ve still vant ze money, Lebowski, or ve fuck you ups.

    Walter Sobchak : Fuck you. Fuck the three of you.

    The Dude : Hey, cool it Walter.

    Walter Sobchak : No, without a hostage, there is no ransom. That's what ransom is. Those are the fucking rules.

    Nihilist #2 : His girlfriend gave up her toe!

    Nihilist #3 : She though we'd be getting million dollars!

    Nihilist #2 : Iss not fair!


    The Dude : Hey, cool it Walter. Look, pal, there never was any money. The big Lebowski gave me an empty briefcase, so take it up with him, man!

    Walter Sobchak : And, I would like my undies back.

    [Stunned, the Germans confer amongst themselves again] 

    Donny : Are they gonna hurt us, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : No, Donny. These men are cowards.

    Nihilist : Okay. So we take ze money you haf on you, und ve calls it eefen.

    Walter Sobchak : Fuck you!

  • Walter Sobchak : Really, Dude, you surprise me. They're not gonna kill shit, they're not gonna do shit. What can they do? They're a bunch of fuckin' amateurs, and meanwhile, look at the bottom line: Who's sittin' on a million fuckin' dollars? Am I wrong?

    The Dude : Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : Who's got a fuckin' million fuckin' dollars sittin' in the trunk of our car?

    The Dude : Our car, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : And whadda they got? My dirty undies... My fucking whites...

    [They walk out of the bowling alley and see the Dude's car gone. The portable phone starts ringing] 

    Walter Sobchak : Say, dude. Where is your car?

    Donny : Who's got your undies, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : Where's your car, dude?

    The Dude : You don't know, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : [clears throat]  It was parked in a handicapped zone, perhaps they towed it.

    The Dude : You fucking know its been stolen.

    Walter Sobchak : Well, certainly that's a possibility, Dude.

    The Dude : Oh fuck it.

    [the Dude starts walking away] 

    Donny : Where you going, Dude?

    The Dude : I'm going home, Donny.

    Donny : Phone's ringin', dude.

    The Dude : Thank you, Donny.

  • Donny : They posted the next round for the tournament.

    Walter Sobchak : Donny, shut the f- when do we play?

  • The Dude : Fuckin' Quintana... that creep can roll, man.

    Walter Sobchak : Yeah, but he's a pervert, Dude.

    The Dude : Yeah.

    Walter Sobchak : No, he's a sex offender. With a record. He served 6 months in Chino for exposing himself to an eight year old.

    The Dude : Oh!

    Walter Sobchak : When he moved to Hollywood he had to go door to door to tell everyone he was a pederast.

    Donny : What's a... pederast, Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : Shut the fuck up, Donny.

  • Walter Sobchak : Life does not stop and start at your convenience, you miserable piece of shit.

    Donny : What's wrong with Walter, Dude?

  • Donny : Phone's ringing, Dude.

    The Dude : Thank you, Donny.

  • Walter Sobchak : The man in the black pajamas, Dude. Worthy fuckin' adversary.

    Donny : Who's in pajamas Walter?

    Walter Sobchak : Shut the fuck up, Donny.

  • Walter Sobchak : Fucking Germans. Nothing changes. Fucking Nazis.

    Donny : They were Nazis, Dude?

    Walter Sobchak : Oh, come on Donny, they were threatening castration! Are we gonna split hairs here? Am I wrong?

  • The Dude : This is the fuckin' guy! I can find this fuckin' Lebowski guy!

    Donny : His name's Lebowski? That's your name, Dude!

  • The Dude : Hey, no, come on, Walter. We're ending this thing cheap, man.

    Walter Sobchak : No, what's mine is mine.

    Nihilist : No funny shtuff.

    The Dude : Alright, alright, I've got four dollars, almost five...

    Donny : Hey, I got eighteen dollars.

    Walter Sobchak : What's mine is mine.

    Nihilist : We fuck you ups, man. We takes the money.

    Walter Sobchak : Come and get it.

  • Donny : I'm throwing rocks tonight. Mark it, Dude.

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