Jeff Bridges’ “The Dude” iconic costume from the 1998 cult classic comedy The Big Lebowski can now be yours. Over 250 items from the film by Joel and Ethan Coen, which also starred John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi, will be up for auction in December. This exclusive event is a collaboration between Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies.
In the video announcement for the auction, Bridges called The Big Lebowski one of his favorite films of all time (“not just cause I’m in it”) and added, “The Coen brothers, they know how to make ’em, man.” The Tron star went on, “I’m so happy they’re all about preserving these amazing films — Lebowski being one of them. And the fact that Julian’s auction is making it possible for all you guys out there who love their favorite movies to get a little piece of that,” he added.
The auction follows the film’s 25th anniversary earlier this year. A percentage of the funds raised from the auction will be dedicated to backing the No Kid Hungry campaign by Share Our Strength. Meanwhile, Jeff Bridges actively serves as a national spokesperson for No Kid Hungry.
Other Legendary Costumes Go to Auction Alongside Jeff Bridges’ ‘Big Lebowski’ Robe
The auction will showcase a rare collection of the film’s complete storyboards, spanning from its beginning to the end, meticulously crafted by artist J. Todd Anderson. These storyboards, created using brush, pencil, pen, and ink on standard bond paper, offer a glimpse into the intricate scenes of the film.
The auction’s centerpiece is unquestionably Bridges’ iconic “The Dude” costume. This ensemble features a light brown knitted fleece bathrobe, an off-white cotton Jockey t-shirt, and stylish sunglasses. Of course, fans must abide by a steep price point for the costume.
Anticipated to garner bids ranging from $30,000 to $50,000, this ensemble represents a rare opportunity for collectors. Additionally, Bridges has generously autographed donated items, including film replica bowling pins adorned with his unique doodles, a bowling ball from the production set, and various other memorabilia.
The Big Lebowski lots will be featured on the third day of the Julien’s Auctions and TCM Present: Hollywood Legends event, happening from December 14th to 17th in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensLive.com. The sale will include Marilyn Monroe’s iconic outfit from There’s No Business Like Show Business and Audrey Hepburn’s elegant Givenchy Haute Couture attire from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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