John Goodman as Benjamin Button playing Walter Sobchak

One of my fun things to do while watching movies is to imagine the different characters played by one actor, in different films and television shows, to actually be connected.  John Goodman, who played Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski (1998), is in an upcoming film titled The Monuments Men (2013).  Can you catch the bit in the trailer below where an older Goodman is playing soldier in WWII?  I can clearly hear Walter Sobchak in the back of my head saying, “You know Dude, I myself dabbled with pacifism at one point. Not in Nam, of course…”

Feel free to ask if it’s not apparent or you just want to chat about it.  The Dude Abides.