15 Best Movie Stoners of All Time

From Cheech and Chong to the Dude, the pantheon of screen potheads

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The Dude, 'The Big Lebowski' (1998)

L.A.'s laidback culture makes it the ideal pot town, and the city's cinematic patron saint is Jeff Lebowski, who uses copious amounts of weed as a daily supplement the way some locals pop vitamins. Our hero — who's totally cool with you calling him the Dude or El Duderino — rambles his way through a kidnapping plot whose off-kilter vibe is partly sparked by his mellow buzz and profoundly whatever's-clever worldview. Before Joel and Ethan Coen's stoner-noir classic, Jeff Bridges was merely known as an excellent character actor. After Lebowski, his onscreen persona was indelibly tied to this iconic role — you can see a little bit of the Dude's drugged-out bliss to everything from Tron: Legacy to his Oscar-winning turn in Crazy Heart. TG

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