Name: Tom Esterline
Favorite Character: The Dude
Likes: Rugged Individuals, 70's Cars, Wild Turkeys, and Dogs
Dislikes: Big Government, Hippies, and Sheep
Arch Nemesis/Sworn Enemies: The United Nations
Favorite Sport: Bowling
Favorite Food: Steak
"I'll be there, man."
"Well, that's just like your opinion, man."
"Cowards, weaklings, bums!"
Best Bowling Score: 247
Favorite Bands: The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & The Creedence
Lebowski Fests Attended: 11 (4 Louisville, 3 Los Angeles, 1 New York, 2 U.K., & All Chicago Events)
Involved in Episodes: 17, Lebowski Fest 2008, 23 (bowling tip), Tom's NYC Fest Review
Tom, aka The Dude, is a staple at almost every Lebowski Fest. He has been to festivals all over the world including Los Angeles, San Franciso, Chicago, UK, Louisville, and NYC. Tom has a room full of trophies for winning Best Dude, Best Costume, and various trivia contest winnings. Besides owning a closet-full of Dude-sweaters, Tom also has a room dedicated to Lebowski memorabilia and even drives a green Gran Torino with some rust coloration. If you're ever at a Lebowski Fest or happen to see Tom tending bar at the Alley Cat on Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, be sure to say, "Hi," and tell him Chalupa sent you.