Cool Videos: Matthew McConaughey’s alright audition for Dazed and Confused

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Last night, we saw Richard Linklater win Best Director and Best Picture for his movie BOYHOOD along with Patricia Arquette picking up a trophy for her role in the film. This also gave an opportunity to see several of Linklater’s prior collaborators applaud the director they have come to know and admire. Jack Black (SCHOOL OF ROCK, BERNIE) was there as was DAZED AND CONFUSED veteran Matthew McConaughey.

McConaughey, in the middle of a resurgence in his career, was smiling from ear to ear at the director who helped give him his start in the industry. Today, The Criterion Collection posted the actor’s audition for his memorable role in Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED. The video shows McConaughey’s trademark, laid back approach to the character which is amazing to see now twenty-two years later.

Check out the video below and see if it makes you feel alright, alright, alright.

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