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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live': Jeff Bridges Wants Grandkids to Call Him by ‘Lebowski’ Name (Video)

Unfortunately, his 2-year-old granddaughter can only pronounce something unflattering

Jeff Bridges embraces "The Dude" — a.k.a. Jeffrey Lebowski — his character from the cult classic, "The Big Lebowski."

In fact, the actor identifies with the character so much that he told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night he insists his grandkids call him "Dude-pa."

The only problem: His 2-year-old granddaughter Gracie can't quite pronounce the full thing, so she calls him "Doody." Not that Bridges is too offended by that. He's an eternal optimist.

His wife, Susan Geston,  goes more simply by "Noni." That one is hard to turn into a feces reference.

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Unlike most actors, Bridges doesn't shy away from his semi-iconic 15-year-old stoner role. Even his band — the Abiders — is named after a "Lebowski" reference, Bridges revealed later in the segment to Kimmel.

Here's the clip:

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