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Inspirations Behind Film's Favorite Characters

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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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