Well alright, alright, alright. The Criterion Collection recently released a video of McConaughey’s audition for Dazed and Confused to commemorate the movie’s Criterion release, and WOW. I had forgotten what a little cutie patootie Matthew McConaughey was! Check it out after the jump (complete with fake driving of a fake car).
From Time magazine:
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that before he was a serious actor with a serious actor Oscar and a serious actor beard, Matthew McConaughey was just another handsome twenty-something from Texas. Of course, everything changed once he landed his breakout role in Richard Linklater’s 1993 film Dazed and Confused, in which he played slightly-creepy stoner David Wooderson.