Sometimes it’s easy to forget that before he was a serious actor with a serious actor Oscar and a serious actor beard, Matthew McConaughey was just another handsome twenty-something from Texas. Of course, everything changed once he landed his breakout role in Richard Linklater’s 1993 film Dazed and Confused, in which he played slightly-creepy stoner David Wooderson.
Now, thanks to a new release from the Criterion Collection, we can all enjoy McConaughey’s original audition tape for that part. Watch the clip, which features quite a bit of fake driving, above. Then, watch the full scene as it appeared in the film:
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