Matthew McConaughey is known for a number of things: his romcoms, his coming of age films and his off-kilter humour. But above all else: he is known for his line “alright, alright, alright” from 1993’s Dazed and Confused.
His character, David Wooderson, only had 3 lines in the entire film. But became a cultural phenomenon. As it turns out, this line was a completely unscripted moment from Dazed and Confused.
McCounaughey was picked up from a bar to do this role, and it turned out to be the movie that launched his very successful and lucrative career
“It’s 1992. I’m in Austin Texas in college, not even thinking about being an actor at this point. I go to this bar and I get introduced to this producer.
He says ‘Well, I’m doing this movie and you might be right for this part.’
‘We’re doing this drive-through scene tonight, and I know you’re not supposed to work, but you think Wooderson might be picking up on the red headed intellectual ‘
‘Next thing I know, I’m in a car, getting ready to shoot the very first scene of my film acting career, unscripted.’
‘So I’m thinking, ‘Who is Wooderson? Who is my man? You know, what’s he about?’
‘Wooderson’s about four things: he’s about cars, weed, rock ‘n’ roll, and chicks.’
‘At this point I hear over the intercom, ‘Action!’ And I look up across the drive-through at this red headed intellectual and I say to myself, ‘Buddy, you got three out of four. Alright, alright, alright!’
The show marked the first time McConaughey had returned to host since 2003.
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