I really can’t understand those people who always want to find a sense in things. I think the Big Lebowski is a beautiful non-sense. Maybe Coen brothers’aim wasn’t the creation of a coherent comedy, with a linear structure and predictable laughs, but to create a gallery of characters having surreal features and throw them into a story that has the same development. And that doesn’t need a sense at all. Anyway if we look at the Dude, we see that he’s got the most mature, careful and full of sense way of thinking among all the characters and that he has to face all those weird situations despite himself, for that reason he’s not my favourite one. I do prefer those fucking mad freaks, like Walter (above all), Donnie, Jesus, the nihilists, all those meaningless people (looking them with the ordinary society’s eyes, off course). All actors give us very great performances, and, if I can say that, Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the biggest and most underrated actors of the last 20 years.
I’m really sorry for my awful english!