Blustery character actor David Huddleston, whose career peaked with his performance as testy Republican philanthropist Jeffrey Lebowski in Joel and Ethan Coen‘s The Big Lebowski (’98), died two days ago at the age of 85. Huddleston’s career began around ’70 or thereabouts. He acted in many films and TV shows, but I honestly don’t remember any stand-outs except for the Lebowski thing. Sorry.