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The famous faces on the property ladder

Jeff Bridges Pour yourself a white Russian dude, The Big Lebowski’s house is for sale.

The one-bedroom bungalow in Venice, California is on the market for a cool $2.3m.

Jeff Bridges starred as the dude in the cult Coen movie of 1998 and if you fancy his laid back lifestyle, then this could be the place for you.

In the film Lebowski enlists the help of his bowling buddies after he agrees to take up a one-time job to pay off a debt.

There are six one-bedroom bungalows for sale here, and The Big Lebowski’s historic one-bedroom abode sits on a 10,000 sq ft-plus lot with blocks to the beach.

The famous pad has had a makeover since the movie, which has pushed up the price.

A major renovation has seen a new sewer line and roofing installed since the film was made.

Estate agent Winston Cenac says the house features spacious side yards and a lushly, landscaped gated courtyard.

He told LA Weekly: “It’s a gorgeous little compound. Some of the tenants are decorators, so on the inside the units just look primo.”

But could the dude afford it?

“There’s no way,” he said. “In the movie the whole compound is very rundown.”

Bill Murray

One lucky house-hunter will be able to relieve some of the Ghostbusters magic... if they buy Bill Murray’s former Palisades palace.

The huge mansion, now owned by Didi Conn who played Frenchie in Grease and her Oscar-winning composer husband David Shire, the asking price is just under £3m.

As well as being a restored 19th century abode expect the fireman pole from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie which runs from a recording studio upstairs down to the New York home’s garage. The pair are hoping buyers will dig deep for their home which has 5,100 sq ft of space in a colonial style with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an amazing garden.

David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are on their first ‘proper’ holiday since he became premier.

The couple are staying in an Italian villa and with all |this talk of cost-cutting, the PM is paying for his summer break.

The Camerons have chosen a rustic 18th century villa in the lush Italian hills for their sojourn. The region was a favourite with former PM Tony Blair, dubbed Tuscan Tony, who came under fire for accepting free stays in villas.

However, Downing Street aides stressed the Camerons are picking up the tab for their getaway.

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