A full 22 years after the Coen brothers introduced John Turturro's bit part, the convicted sex offender Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski, he is now set to return to the lanes in The Jesus Rolls.
Turturro's infamous "Big Lebowski" character Jesus Quintana returns to the big screen in a film written and directed by the actor.
John Turturro's "Big Lebowski" spinoff, "The Jesus Rolls," which follows his "Lebowski" character Jesus Quintana, is scheduled to hit theaters in early 2020. Screen Media purchased the rights to the film, which Turturro directed from his own script. "Jesus Rolls" also stars Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou and features Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete […]
In a cryptic message posted to his Twitter account, Jeff Bridges appears in a brief clip, wearing the Dude's cardigan, set to the strains of Bob Dylan's The Man In Me.
Friday saw John Goodman presented with what many would call a long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in honour of the occasion his friend and ‘The Big Lebowski’ co-star Jeff Bridges turned up to say a few words. As this marked a mini-‘Lebowski’ reunion, Bridges couldn’t resist breaking out The Dude’s iconic beige cardigan, and delivering a monologue in character, much to Goodman’s obvious delight. Bridges recited (quotes via Variety), “He’s a good actor, he’s a good man, John Goodman.
John Turturro’s Jesus Quintana is back – and nobody… well, if you’ve seen ‘The Big Lebowski’ you know how to end that sentence. Variety shared the first photograph of Turturro reprising his best-loved role in ‘Going Places,’ a remake of a 1974 French film which the actor is also directing and has written the screenplay for. While the film is not an official sequel to ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Turturro is playing Jesus again with the full blessing of the 1998 cult classic’s writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen, as the character himself was actually an original creation of Turturro’s, which the actor first performed in a one-man stage show.
Jeff Bridges has had a career with many memorable roles, but if you were going to pick one as his most iconic, it would likely be the Dude in The Big Lebowski.
David Huddleston, who played the ‘big’ Jeffrey Lebowski in the Coen brothers comedy ‘The Big Lebowski’, has died at the age of 85. He was suffering from heart and kidney disease and passed away on Tuesday, his wife Sarah Keoppe confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. – Daisy Ridley quits Instagram after abuse – Clint Eastwood will vote for Trump – Brexit has scuppered Mrs Brown’s Boys 2 As Lebowski, opposite Jeff Bridges’ The Dude, Huddleston was the millionaire caught up in a ludicrous case of mistaken identity. ...
Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘The Big Lebowski’ is one of the biggest cult movies of the past twenty years, so it’s hardly surprising there’s long been talk of a possible follow-up. While the Coens themselves have long since dismissed the idea of a direct sequel, actor John Turturro - who co-starred as flamboyant bowler Jesus - has spoken recently of his efforts to make a film based around his character. Bridges added he’d be more than happy to cameo in the film as The Dude - but it seems likely this could prove problematic, given that the complex character rights situation around 'The Big Lebowski’ is a key part of what is holding Turturro’s film back.
Actor John Turturro is optimistic that we may yet see a sequel of sorts to ‘The Big Lebowski’ - centred on his memorable supporting character, Jesus. The 1998 comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen starred Jeff Bridges and John Goodman as mismatched buddies The Dude and Walter, who inadvertently get caught up in a bizarre kidnapping case. While the Coens have long since dismissed the possibility of a direct follow-up to 'The Big Lebowski’ (they’ve never made a sequel to any of their films), Turturro has for some time spoken of his hope to make a movie about Jesus, the eye-poppingly flamboyant bowler.