The first rule of Lebowski Club is: You do not f--- with the Jesus. Unless you're John Turturro.
The Big Lebowski was released more than 16 years ago, but the passage of time has done little to diminish its status as a cult classic. As a result, any actor who appeared in the film is inevitably asked about getting Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and the rest of the gang back together for a sequel. On Saturday, Turturro confirmed that, at the least, he would be interested in reprising his role as hairnet-wearing, F-bomb dropping, bowling ball-licking, crazy gangsta of the lanes Jesus Quintana.
"If I can get the permission I need, I'd like to return to that role," the 57-year-old actor said, clearly trying to fool the bigs in the league office (or at least the Cohen Brothers) into giving him a green light. His declaration is far from a guarantee — nor does it make clear whether the project would be a sequel, a spinoff or mere bush-league psych-out stuff — but after 16 years, any sign of hope has to be good for Lebowski fans.
And perhaps we may get closure on Quintana's open-ended metaphysical question: "What's this day of rest shit?"