Matthew McConaughey Has MTV To Thank For His Career Success
Before Matthew McConaughey became a serious actor with a beard, an Oscar and a range of role playing abilities, he starred as prom king to prom queens such as Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker.
He was the unmistakeably buff cheeky chap from Texas who surprised the world when it turned out that, actually, he could act pretty well. Would we have been as surprised, had we been aware of this piece of McConaughey acting gold?
This vintage piece of footage is from M-M’s audition for Dazed And Confused, a ‘coming of age’ comedy where he plays David Wooderson, a chap in his early 20s who hangs out with high school students.
Aged 23, M-M is a hot slice of early nineties tamale. We’ll forgive the curtains, because his face, drawl and general West Coast demeanour is making us hot under the collar and borderline depressed we weren’t around to witness this wonder in person.
What’s also crucial to note is Matthew’s choice of T-shirt. In true early nineties style, he’s celebrating the MTV of 20 years ago, with a Headbangers Ball T-shirt. The show, which unsurprisingly aired rock, grunge and later rap music videos, was one of MTV’s most popular.
So there you have it. We pretty much launched Matthew McConaughey’s career. You’re very welcome.