- What do you do for recreation?
- Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.
Her life is in your hands, Dude.
The Big Lebowski
All this amuses Bridges, but it’s hardly what drives him.
Just what does is trickier to define. Not money. Not possessions. “It might surprise you how careless he is about the things of the earth, about fame and wealth and all that stuff,” [T Bone] Burnett says. “He is very detached from that. He’s created his own world.”
It’s a world that involves work, family, music, painting and Buddhism (he jokingly refers to the Coens as “the Koan brothers,” referencing the Zen technique of posing questions that have no logical answer). But it’s also a world as mysterious as that labyrinth in Santa Barbara.