As one of the millions of people affected by the ABC-Cablevision pow-wow on Sunday night, yes it is actually true...
The Dude Abides.
Here is evidence why Jeff Bridges is actually "The Dude"... as The Big Lebowski showed us — the viewing audience — in this Dude's heart, the man behind the character, said in his own words raising his statuette to the heavens he said:
I want to thank my mum and dad for turning me on to such a groovy profession. My mum and dad loved showbiz so much. This is honoring them as much as it is me.