The Big Lebowski

Movie Artwork
“That Creep Can Roll”, 2021, charcoal and pastel pencils on toned grey paper, 9″ x 9″

“Fuckin’ Quintana, man.” John Turturro’s scene-stealing turn as the, erm, eccentric bowling pederast The Jesus was my pick to illustrate the Coen Brothers’ psychedelic, hilarious 1998 stoner noir The Big Lebowski. In an endlessly quotable film full of indelible characters, Jesus and his stoic, straitlaced partner Liam linger so long in the mind that Turturro felt compelled to revisit the character two decades later in the disappointing The Jesus Rolls. That film’s financial failure did nothing to dim the electricity of that first performance though.

Sold.