Tom started coming to Lebowski Fest ten years ago. He won several “Best Dude” awards in the costume contest, and started volunteering to go along to each festival, which took him all over the country, and to England. I asked if different costumes reflected different personalities– whether there’s a marked difference in general between people who dress as The Dude and people who dress as Walter, The Dude’s belligerent Vietnam veteran bowling buddy played by John Goodman. “No, because a lot of Walters are really nice,” Tom said. “And some Dudes– well some Dudes are less ‘Dude’ than The Dude.” “Mostly it just depends on who you look like,” he added. “Like you, I think, could pull off the landlord.”

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Tom started coming to Lebowski Fest ten years ago. He won several “Best Dude” awards in the costume contest, and started volunteering to go along to each festival, which took him all over the country, and to England. I asked if different costumes reflected different personalities– whether there’s a marked difference in general between people who dress as The Dude and people who dress as Walter, The Dude’s belligerent Vietnam veteran bowling buddy played by John Goodman. “No, because a lot of Walters are really nice,” Tom said. “And some Dudes– well some Dudes are less ‘Dude’ than The Dude.”  “Mostly it just depends on who you look like,” he added. “Like you, I think, could pull off the landlord.”