Stoners, Tokers, and Stereotypes: A Decade of Weed on Screen

Back in March 2018, The Big Lebowski turned 20 years old. Written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Jeff Bridges as “The Dude,” an unemployed loser who spends his spare time drinking White Russians, bowling, smoking weed, and doing a lot of nothing. The plot follows our spiritual hero embarking on a journey to replace his rug, which was damaged after a dangerous case of mistaken identity.

It’s a cult classic, melding humor with crime noir, charming characters, and a semi-aimless hero. The Big Lebowski is often regarded as the best stoner comedy of all time, more at