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Uli Kunkel - The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski

They have Lebowski-Fest here now. They’re crazy. It’s crazy to see twenty Kunkels in the audience. I’ve played there twice, and next year I’m going to go again, and I’m going to sing a ‘Cut Off Your Johnson’ song. I’m writing the lyrics. On every movie set, someone always comes up to me and asks me to say I’m going to cut off their johnson. They’re nihilists. They don’t believe in anything. It’s funny to mock Germans. It’s nice to be able to legally harass them. I quite often write my own lines, but with the Coens you don’t have to. They’re so brilliant. The only thing I ever questioned was ‘Pancakes House’ in Fargo. I said, ‘Shouldn’t it be Pancake House?’ And they said, ‘Yes, but you always say it plural!’ So that was it. I think they got it from someone they knew. They go through everything very anally. They might change just one word here and there, on the third take or something. You’re like wow, big change guys, that’s much better!
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1 I never saw Star Wars
That line in Armageddon always bugged me: "You ever heard of Evel Knievel?" "No, I never saw Star Wars." If you've never heard of Evel Knievel, why would you associate him with a movie you never saw??! Either he's just making two totally unrelated statements for some reason ("I've never heard of him, and also I've never seen Star Wars"), or he HAS heard of Evel Knievel, and thinks he's a character from Star Wars, a movie he's never seen. More

Posted by sowasred2012 on Thursday May 9, 2013, 16:18

2 RE: What about...
Yeah Empire. Why didn't you ask him about every role in his entire career? How dare you just pick 10? You should have talked to him for at least 19 hours. You didn't even talk to him about his theatre work in Sweden in the 70's! What kind of show are you running! More

Posted by Osric on Monday May 6, 2013, 11:52

3 What about...
Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters, The Lost World : Jurassic Park, The Brothers Grimm, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Lock-Out... More

Posted by Toursiveu on Saturday May 4, 2013, 19:50

4 Armageddon
'yuri, you ever heard of evel keneval?' 'i've never seen 'star wars'' More

Posted by spark1 on Friday May 3, 2013, 14:47

5 Great actor
Yes, Fargo has the quintessential Stomare villain, but I also absolutely LOVE him in Minority Report. Such a seedy bastard. You feel like taking a shower after that whole sequence. Freakin' love that movie. More

Posted by Mr Gittes on Friday May 3, 2013, 12:44

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Great feature.. You should do a series of them on all the 27%ers. More

Posted by ash333 on Friday May 3, 2013, 09:53


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