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Inspirations Behind Film's Favorite Characters

The Dude from 'The Big Lebowski'

The Coen brothers took inspiration for their character Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski from film producer and political activist Jeff Dowd, a member of the anti-Vietnam War group known as the "Seattle Seven," who supposedly drank White Russians in his spare time. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

(Photos: AP Photo, Frazer Harrison/Getty)

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