25 Best Coen Brother Characters

From Barton Fink to the Dude, counting down Joel and Ethan's craziest, most unforgettable creations

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7. Maude Lebowski ('The Big Lebowski')

"Sex. The physical act of love. Do you like it?" They say opposites attract, so it's no wonder that the terminally chill Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski and the eminently severe Maude Lebowski (no relation!) can't keep their hands off of each other. An avant-garde artist who speaks like she fell out of a Thirties class drama and paints like she's trying to make Georgia O'Keeffe look prude, Julianne Moore's Maude is literally the woman of the Dude's dreams. She's also a glorious foil for the Coen brothers' laziest hero because she cares about the central mystery even less than he does. DE

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