Matthew McConaughey Hilariously Reacts to 'Dazed and Confused' Audition Tape


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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Matthew McConaughey starred in the 1993 comedy film, Dazed and Confused. Not only was he a blonde-haired smooth talker back then, but his hilarious present-day reactions to his early role prove that his iconic personality was a hit even back in the 90s.

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For the first time since he auditioned in 1992, McConaughey took a trip down memory lane by watching his old audition tape. Matthew reminisced on a role that he said was only ever supposed to be a "Little summer job." But, little did he know, the small part would quickly turn into a massively successful career.

"You thought you might just have a little three-day job for a summer hobby. Twenty-eight years later, I've still got a little summer job that turned into a career," he said figuratively to his younger self. In the video, he had a smile from ear to ear. While watching the clip, he remembered small details about his role.

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For example, one of Matthew's iconic lines actually came as a result of playing David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused! While he had many quotable lines in the flick, his simplest still rings in the ears of many. Picture this: McConaughey rolls up in a car and says in his trademark voice: "Alright, alright, alright."

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As it turned out, that sentence was "The first three words [the actor] ever said on film," McConaughey explained to NBC News. Apparently, there was no script written for a scene with Matthew in his 1970 Chevelle, so, when he heard "Action!" called, he looked up and said his infamous line.

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Dazed and Confused director Richard Linklater admitted that Matthew wasn't initially a green light for the film. But, his ad-libbing talent and ability to transform into the character Linklater was looking for made for a memorable audition. One that McConaughey couldn't help but giggle at all these years later.

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With his hands clasped under his chin and a look in his eye of genuine happiness, he exclaimed, "Nice!" after the audition tape ended. He then recalled how nearly 3 decades earlier, the little gig he thought would be a short stint soon became his life and career. Alright, alright, alright, McConaughey, we see you!