Jeff Bridges Salutes the Dude’s Favorite Beverage in Short Film for Kahlúa

Ivan Zacharias directs 'The White Russian'

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As the Dude's favorite cocktail, the White Russian was Jeff Bridges's ever-present co-star in The Big Lebowski. And now, Bridges is giving back to Kahlúa with a short film for the brand.

He's not in character as the Dude, alas, but there's still plenty to like about the gritty yet goofy period piece by Lucky Generals in London and Stink director Ivan Zacharias, in which white quite literally meets Russian in the middle of the desert—with a whole lot on the line.

"As a short film entirely inspired by a simple classic cocktail, this story is creative, enigmatic and beautifully shot," the Academy Award winner told

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
Publish date: September 2, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT