Jeff Bridges Teases Return of His 'The Big Lebowski' Character in Super Bowl Ad

The Academy Awards-winning actor leaves a cryptic message in the caption of the short clip, writing, 'Can't be living in the past, man. Stay tuned.'

AceShowbiz - Jeff Bridges has got everyone excited after posting a clip which teases a mystery project on Twitter. The 69-year-old has raised a speculation that he will be reprising his role as The Dude from "The Big Lebowski" with his appearance in the short video.

The "Bad Times at the El Royale" actor wears his character's signature printed sweater and rocks stylish sunglasses as he enters what looks like a bar, which doesn't seem to be maintained well, as Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me" plays in the background. He lets out a chuckle to the camera as a tumbleweed rolls across the street, revealing the date of February 3, 2019.

Bridges captioned it with a cryptic message, "Can't be living in the past, man. Stay tuned." While he didn't mention what the project he's teasing, the date happens to be the same day Super Bowl LIII will take place, prompting many to assume that he's reprising the role for an ad that will be released during the biggest football event of the year.

Bridges' portrayal of The Dude in the Coen brothers' 1998 film "The Big Lebowski" has been arguably dubbed his most famous role. Also starring John Goodman, Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi, the crime comedy film has become a cult classic despite being a disappointment at the U.S. box office and receiving mixed reviews from critics at the time of its release.

It tells the story of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler who is mistaken for a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski. The millionaire Lebowski's trophy wife is kidnapped, and he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release; but the plan goes awry when the Dude's friend Walter Sobchak (Goodman) schemes to keep the ransom money.

The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2014, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." A spin-off centering on John Turturro's character Jesus Quintana, titled "Going Places", was filmed in 2017, but no release date is set just yet.

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