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9) The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

It’s hard to think of a seriously miscast actor in a Coen Brothers film; largely due to the fact that they pretty much have a pick-and-choose like power over Hollywood’s finest, but they have a wonderful talent for matching an actor to a role and vice versa. John Goodman; a man who has made more than one lasting impression in a Coen directed film has never impressed more than in The Big Lebowski.

Goodman’s chemistry with Jeff Bridges (who immortalised himself with The Dude) is what makes the film such a joy to watch but pretty much every actor with a line seems spot on. The permanently brilliant pair of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore shine in roles that are seemingly against type and Coen regulars John Turturro and Steve Buscemi steal nearly every scene they are in. Even Tara Reid makes a memorable cameo – possibly her best work.

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