Is Walter a Vietnam vet?

Is Walter a Vietnam vet?

Walter Sobchak (born June 20, 1945) is a Vietnam War veteran, and The Dude’s best friend and bowling teammate. His experiences from the Vietnam War have left him mentally unstable and paranoid.

Who is Walter Sobchak based on?

John Milner
The character of John Milner from the 1973 George Lucas film American Graffiti was inspired by Milius, who was a good friend of Lucas while they were at USC film school. Likewise, the character Walter Sobchak in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, made by his friends the Coen brothers, was partly based on Milius.

Was The Dude a veteran?

You might have a hard time picturing “The Dude” as a member of the United States military, but Jeff Bridges is no stranger to working hard for the government. His first brush with the military came in his freshman year of high school when he attended a military academy, which he hated. …

What was Walter’s gun in Big Lebowski?


Gun Character Title
M1911A1 Walter Sobchak The Big Lebowski
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Dehling One Night at McCool’s
Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced Bones Darley Death Sentence
Colt Python Bones Darley Death Sentence

How does Donnie die in The Big Lebowski?

During the scuffle, Donny suffers a heart attack and dies. Walter and The Dude claim his ashes from a funeral parlor. Before scattering Donny’s ashes from a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Walter delivers a eulogy that turns into a diatribe about Vietnam.

What religion is Walter in The Big Lebowski?

Walter was raised Polish Catholic but converted to Judaism when he married his ex-wife Cynthia (whose “Pomeranian” Thurston he babysits throughout the film, while she and Marty Ackerman are in Honolulu). He is a proud Vietnam veteran, possibly with PTSD, who watched his buddies die face-down in the mud.

What happened Bunny Lebowski?

He’s broke, so he stole money from the charity for himself, claiming Bunny was kidnapped and he was paying her ransom. There was no money in the briefcase to begin with. The German nihilists used the supposed kidnapping to try and extort money from the Big Lebowski. Case closed.

Was Donny a ghost in The Big Lebowski?

One popular The Big Lebowski fan theory suggests that Steve Buscemi’s character Donny was in fact a ghost the whole time. The fan theory posits that Donny was one of Walter’s (John Goodman) war buddies who tragically died in Vietnam.

What happened to the money in the Big Lebowski?

Jeffrey Lebowski gave the Dude the case saying it had a million dollars but the thought is it didn’t have anything at all, and he had withdrawn the money from the foundation and kept it for himself.