You'll Love This: Watch Matthew McConaughey's 'Dazed and Confused' Audition Tape

You'll Love This: Watch Matthew McConaughey's 'Dazed and Confused' Audition Tape

Jan 13, 2015

"I sat down and started doing a little Wooderson and [Rick Linklater] said, 'Wait, you're not this guy.' And I said, 'No, but I know who this guy is.'"

That's how Matthew McConaughey describes his audition process for Dazed and Confused, which he was brand new to at the time. But it was the relaxed nature of director Richard Linklater that allowed McConaughey to slip into his memorable character -- an older guy who's still hanging around the high school kids because he can't shake loose the fact that he's not one of them anymore.

We've heard McConaughey tell variations of his audition story before, but we've never seen the actual audition. Well, now we have it. Watch as McConaughey becomes Wooderson for the first time, reading alongside the film's young star Wiley Wiggins. Not only do we get to see some of the first filmed footage of McConaughey as an actor, but we also get to see him utter one of his classic lines from the movie for the first time.

Check it out below...

 

And here's video of McConaughey talking about the audition process on the film.

 

Also, compare the audition to the actual scene in the movie.

 

 

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