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Jeff Bridges Channels The Dude to Call for Peace in Donald Trump’s America

”As the Dude might say, ‘This aggression will not stand,'“ Oscar nominee tells CNN

Jeff Bridges sounded an awful lot like his “Big Lebowski” character in a recent call for peace in the age of Donald Trump.

“We point fingers at people, we point fingers at Trump, he points fingers at people,” Bridges told CNN. “How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust spec in space, you know? Things are finite here, you know. How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can, you know?”

Sadly, there’s no video of the actor returning to his roots, but the CNN interview made sure to note, “Bridges sounds like a more spiritual version of ‘The Dude’, the character he famously played in ‘The Big Lebowski.’ He speaks of zen and peace and quotes Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and calls for patience and understanding among all Americans.”

Bridges, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in “Hell or High Water,” went on to say that we need to give those with different opinions the benefit of the doubt.

“That’s what I think is needed today, to kind of put a check on ourselves and knowing what’s right or wrong and being so sure that Trump is an asshole and that he’s going to be terrible and all this,” he said.

“You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it,” he continued.

“As the Dude might say, ‘This aggression will not stand,'” he concluded.