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Instead of writing out the role, Ben Stiller has opted to replace Owen Wilson with Matthew McConaughey for the uncredited cameo in TROPIC THUNDER that Wilson was forced to pull out of, after his recent troubles. McConaughey managed to free up one week to head over to Hawaii to film the role, and I really can't think of a better replacement than him. He shares the laid-back surfer boy charm possessed by Wilson, and even though Owen's got an uncanny chemistry with Stiller, Matt should have no trouble filling the role. Considering McConaughey is the replacement, you can pretty much guess what kind of character this will be: the charming, relaxed and confident actor, since the movie is about a bunch of actors shooting a war movie, who end up fighting a real war. McConaughey has the upcoming adventure comedy FOOL'S GOLD with Kate Hudson as well as SURFER DUDE, which must have been written for him.
Extra Tidbit: Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Jack Black, costar with Stiller in this film.
Source: Variety

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5:42PM on 10/20/2007

dude.

Did you know owen wilson is a skater..

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Did you know owen wilson is a skater..

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5:28PM on 09/19/2007
i think he should just start dancing on the beach with palm fronds.
i think he should just start dancing on the beach with palm fronds.
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11:32AM on 09/19/2007

Interesting

With Owen out, I was disappointed, but this is actually a great replacement. We all know what he did for "Dazed and Confused"
With Owen out, I was disappointed, but this is actually a great replacement. We all know what he did for "Dazed and Confused"
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