Best Actor Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is sitting on top of the world these days – and you’d be right to imagine that everything’s all right with him. With the McConaissance in full swing, people are finally noticing the actor for more than just playing the bongos naked – and his most infamous catchphrase “alright, alright, alright!” has now cemented a place in the pantheon of pop culture (sitting somewhere between “what’chu talkin’ ‘bout Willis?” and “d’oh!”).
McConaughey first uttered the line in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, and made fans happy by incorporating it into his trippy acceptance speech at the Oscars a few weeks ago. However, if you’re not sure where the actor came up with the idea of using it, he reveals the origins of the famous phrase in this 2011 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos. As it turns out, McConaughey owes a lot to the Lizard King himself, Jim Morrison.
Check out the clip of that interview below, then listen to McConaughey’s inspiration and compare the two. All in all, we think the actor did all right.
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