Movie star Jeff Bridges almost turned down the iconic lead role in cult film The Big Lebowski because he didn't want his daughters to think he was condoning drug use. The actor played stoner THE DUDE in the hit film and admits that, although he loved the script, he feared his own kids would feel "weird" if they saw their dad puffing away and getting high on the big screen. He reveals, "My daughters were at a very impressionable age. I was just concerned for them that that character was going to make them feel weird at school. "I kind of ran it by them, and my middle girl, JESSIE, after a long pause, said, 'You're an actor, and we know what you do is pretend. When you kiss pretty girls on the screen, we know you still love Mom.' "They kind of gave their blessing. I appreciated that."