Home of The Dude, Los Angeles plays a central role in The Big Lebowski. From Malibu to Venice, The Big L acts as an historical documentary, capturing the sould of L.A. in the early '90s, prior to the Rodney King riots. Some locations were renamed to fit the fictional world of the Dude. Here is a mix of the real world locations where the film was shot and areas of L.A. that are featured. Some locations sourced from Movie Locations Guide.
Scene: The Big Lebowski's house
Scene: Ralph's where the Dude buys some milk.
Scene: Crane Jackson's Fountain Street Theatre where a Dance Moderne is performed
Scene: Jackie Treehorn's home
Somewhere in Malibu
Scene: The Dude's dream world where Gutterballs takes place.
The Duder's head
Scene: Walter and The Dude discuss Bunny's missing toe while sippin' coffee.
"You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me."
Johnie's Coffee Shop
6101 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Scene: The Nihilists order lingonberry pancakes.
"I haff lingenberry pancakes."
Dinah's Original Pancake & Chicken House
6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City
Scene: The Dude picks up Walter outside Sobchak Security
"Thaaaat's right, Dude. The weight. The ringer can't look empty."
6757 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Scene: Walter tosses the ringer onto the bridge for the Nihilists to pick up.
"They hung up, Walter! You fucked it up! You fucked it up! Her life was in our hands!"
Holser Canyon Rd., Northeast of Piru