Check Out Matthew McConaughey’s Original Audition Tape For ‘Dazed And Confused’
Since Matthew McConaughey
won an Academy Award for Best Actor, he has been everywhere. From Lincoln commercials to Jim Carrey parody's on Saturday Night. 2014 was most definitely McConaughey's year.
But, before landing the role on 'Dallas Buyers Club'
, Matthew McConaughey had a small role on 'Dazed and Confused
'. Several years ago, McConaughey was a young 23 year old aspring actor who had met the casting director of Dazed and Confused
at a Hyatt bar where McConaughey's friend used to bartend and give him free beer.
That apparently led to this Dazed and Confused
audition tape, released today by the Criterion Collection. Matthew McConaughey stars alongside Wiley Wiggins. It is completely obvious that McConaughey was perfect for the role of Wooderson.
Following Dazed and Confused
, McConaughey drove to Hollywood to become an actor, and defying absolutely every actor story you’ve ever heard, booked two consecutive parts at his very first two auditions.
For his second, for Angels in the Outfield (starring a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the part was for a baseball player. So McConaughey bought an old baseball hat at a 7/11, and walked in the room with the sun streaming in behind him, looking like a bronze Texas God-king. The director asked, “Have you played any ball?” “For 12 years,” McConaughey told him. “You’re hired,” said the director. [via>
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Matthew McConaughey has had an amazing career and it looks like it will continue to skyrocket. He is currently working on 'Free State of Jones
' which is currently filming in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you are interested in working alongside Matthew McConaughey, click here and apply for an extra role today
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