Man Wakes From Coma Thinking He's Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Man wakes up from coma horrified to find out he's not Matthew McConaughey

A British man who fell into a coma after a serious car accident recalls the worst part of waking up from a coma was finding out he wasn't Matthew McConaughey. Rory Curtis, 25, was reportedly hit by six cars after slamming into a truck in 2012. According to the Mirror, he suffered brain damage during the 45 minutes it took for firefighters to free him from the wreckage. He fell into a coma and woke up six days later believing he was an Oscar winning actor. "In my head I thought I was Matthew McConaughey," he told the Mirror. "When I went to the toilet I went to look in the mirror and I was shocked because I didn't look like him, I didn't know what I was looking at."
"Then slowly over time it eventually clicked and I thought 'He is an actor, what am I on about?' But at times I was in hospital thinking I can't wait to get out of here and back to filming movies."
"I was sitting there spouting a foreign language from my hospital bed acting all French in their sort of arrogant yet sophisticated way. It wasn't me at all," he said. "The accident changed my outlook on life. I can't leave the house now without telling everyone I love them and giving them a hug." What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.