And by that I mean pretty goddamn great. Matthew McConaughey was honored at an American Cinematheque gala and a bunch of his costars were on hand to celebrate the man and his work, including Kate Hudson, who stole the show with her dead-on impression of the Texas-born, naked bongo-playing actor. We see a lot of people mimic McConaughey’s infamous “alright, alright, alright” line from “Dazed and Confused,” but I love it when we get snippets of real-life Matthew moments, like when he encouraged Hudson to scuba dive by saying “it’s like Woodstock down there, baby.”
Matthew McConaughey sure is on a roll, isn’t he? The actor just won the Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club” and is practically guaranteed an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role on “True Detective,” not to mention blew critics away in ”Mud,” “Magic Mike,” and “Killer Joe” — so what’s next? Oh, just Christopher Nolan’s first post-Batman film, “Interstellar,” the trailer for which just dropped today. Dudes, I got chills. Astronaut Rust Cohle is going to save the Earth with science! [MTV]
The most memorable part of Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar acceptance speech, for me anyway, was when he confidently made the neither scientific nor factual statement, “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” The second most memorable part of McConaughey’s speech was that he, for the millionth time this awards season, quoted his “Dazed and Confused” character’s famous line, “Alright, alright, alright.” But it turns out that Matthew actually came up with Wooderson’s catchphrase himself, explaining its origins on “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.” I know this is going to come as a shock, but it turns out he was … high.
“I get in the car, I’m nervous, (it’s my) first scene on film. Right before we’re about to shoot, I’ve got friends in the car … and I’ve been listening to this live Doors album, and in between two of the songs, Morrison goes ‘alright, alright, alright, alright.’ So right before we’re about to go, I’m like, what is Wooderson about? He’s about four things: He’s about his car, he’s about getting high … he’s about rock and roll, and picking up chicks. And I go: I’m in my car, I’m high as a kite, I’m listening to rock and roll – action! — and there’s the chick.”
And the rest is history. I’m guessing that “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates” came about the same way. [National Post]
Have you been watching the phenomenal HBO show “True Detective”? Um, you should be. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both just slay as two detectives searching for a serial hill in Louisiana, a hunt that spans nearly two decades. McConaughey is especially solid as Detective Rust Cohle, a character with a dark side that has some pretty bleak thoughts about the world and humanity. I mean, Rust Cohle is not the type to play the bongos naked, you know? Anyway, those geniuses at NYMag.com’s Vulture blog put together this supercut of some of Rust’s most nihilistic spewings. All strung together, they’re really somethin’. I need a drink. Someone pass me a Lone Star. [NYMag.com]
“You put one of those [thongs] on, and you find that your body gets kind of inverted. I had to loosen up, because this is a guy who really lives in this thing, and I had to get really loose and [down] with it. I remember going — and I wasn’t the only one who did this — I had to walk out amongst the crew and have small-time, normal conversations. ‘Hey, what’d you have for lunch? Did you see the game this weekend?’ Go out and try to have some small talk in this thong without flinching. It was hard. I wasn’t [hard], but it was.”
Matthew McConaughey shares about his thong-wearing experience on the set of “Magic Mike” as a guest on “The Graham Norton Show.” And now I’m wondering what he means by “inverted.”That word choice is conjuring all sorts of weird images. [People]