Aug 14, 2012 12:50 PM by Stan Parker - Q2 News
BELGRADE - A trip to Montana ended with a eventful day for Maryland resident Nicholas Robison .
After an adventure in Yellowstone National Park, Nick's flight was set to leave from Gallatin Field airport at 6 a.m., but delays kept him a bit longer here in the Big Sky State.
So he was stuck waiting in the airport. Rumors eventually reached him that Jeff Bridges -- the star of The Big Lebowski, Tron, and more -- was cruising around the airport too.
"I had seen him sitting down by the gate next to mine but I wasn't going to bother him for a picture. Later on when I saw a few small groups getting pictures with him and realized that I'd feel I missed a great shot if I didn't get a picture with him," Nick wrote to us by email.
"I went up, told him I loved his work and asked if he wouldn't mind letting my girlfriend get a picture of us. He definitely had a grin when he saw the shirt I was wearing. He was quite nice."
Nick was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a stencil-style portrait of Bridges' character "The Dude" from the Big Lebowski.
The picture quickly reached the top spot on the link-sharing website, reddit -- no easy feat considering the thousands of readers that democratically choose which content reaches the front page.
If you couldn't tell by the shirt he was wearing, Nick is a die-hard Bridges fan."Back in college we would throw a Big Lebowski party every couple of months where we would get together and drink white Russians," Nick continued in his email to Q2.
White Russians are the drink of choice for Bridges' character in The Big Lebowski.
Bridges is a long-time resident of the Livingston area. For nostalgia, here's an interview Bridges did last year with the Montana Television Network in Bozeman.
Picture courtesy Nicholas Robison