In this exclusive clip from The Men Who Stare At Goats, Jeff Bridges is a new-age guru schooling the Army in psychic warfare. Based on one journalist's account of a real military project, this flick is destined for cult status.
Bridges is channeling the weirdo genius that made "the Dude" in The Big Lebowski such a terrifically memorable (and quotable) character. Starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, The Men Who Stare At Goats is about a longterm Army project to bring psychic powers into combat - especially in the War on Terror.
Here we see Bridges' character trying to teach rough-edged military types about how love and wholeness will allow them to become "warrior monks" who will end all war. I love the way all the men are clutching at bouquets of flowers as they consider the possibility of walking through walls and predicting the future in order to rid the world of Al-Qa'ida.
The Men Who Stare At Goats hits theaters November 6.