Before the Oscars, before the eye-catching Magic Mike and even before his famous “all right, all right, all right”, Matthew McConaughey was just a 20-something-year-old with a southern drawl trying to make it alongside the Hollywood big shots.
And it was the 1993 classic movie Dazed And Confused that landed him there.
Matthew played the role of the laid-back David Wooderson, an early-20s Texan slacker who continues to hang out with high-school students.
At the time it was only McConaughey’s third acting credit ever, just after his less momentous role as Guy #2 in a low-budget horror film, My Boyfriend’s Back.
This week, Criterion uploaded a video of Matthew’s audition to YouTube for the first time and it is just 90s gold.
The short clip shows the Oscar winning actor running lines with Wiley Wiggens, the teen actor who starred as Mitch Kramer, and goes on to show his audition for the infamous high-school girl line from the 22-year-old movie: "That's what I love about high-school girls, man. I keep getting older, but they stay the same age".
Watch the full audition here:
And here’s the fully produced scene:
Spot the difference!
It's all right, all right, all right.