Matthew McConaughey's Audition for First Movie Role Surfaces & It's More Than Alright (VIDEO)

Matthew McConaugheyThose of you who saw Matthew McConaughey win his Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club probably remember him drawling "Alright, alright, alright," as he grasped his golden statue. And those of you who saw his debut movie, 1993's Dazed and Confused, as well as those of you who know how to Google, knew that's where the line came from. Now his audition for the movie has surfaced on YouTube and it's ... alright, alr -- okay, you get it.


In the movie, about high school slackers and stoners in the 1970s, Matthew plays Wooderson, a manchild who has long since graduated, but keeps hanging around the high school crowd so he can pick up young chicks.

Check out the audition, in which he utters the immortal words, "That's what I love about high school girls ... I keep getting older but they stay the same age." (Though I like his delivery in the movie better.)

DANG. Young Matthew McConaughey was frighteningly good-looking! In fact, even the director, Richard Linklater, at first thought MM was too pretty for the role of such a loser. So he had him grow out his hair and 'stache.

Lots of the cast of the low-budget movie went on to have big acting careers, including Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, and Renee Zellweger (who didn't even get a credit!).

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It wasn't until filming started that Matthew himself came up with the "Alright, alright, alrrright" line.

Would you have pegged him for a future movie star?


Image via Criterion Collection/YouTube

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