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Oscar-winning star Matthew McConaughey recently evoked how and when the iconic “alright, alright, alright” line was born.
The 50-year-old star opened up about his professional and personal life in the new book “Greenlights,” where he talks about the iconic line that later became a phenomenon in his illustrious career. In his book, Matthew shared that the “alright, alright, alright” was born after putting in a scene in the 1993 movie “Dazed and Confused” that was not in the initial script, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
In this particular scene, he said that director Richard Linklater recommended his character, David Wooderson, who would try to pick up Cynthia, played by Marissa Ribisi. The “True Detective” star revealed that he got “anxious” when he was not given lines since his first time was on a movie set.
“Now, there were no lines written, and this was my first time on a film set. I’d never done this before. Anxious, I started going back in my head, which my man is. A film that my character had only three scripted scenes in, a film that I ended up working on for three weeks,” McConaughey revealed.
While trying to think about f what to say, McConaughey reflected on his character’s personality. His triple “alright” was then inspired by the three things his character loved: music, his car, and “getting high.”
The “Interstellar” actor said he is amazed that the line is so popular even to this day. McConaughey said those were the first three words that he uttered on the “first night of a job” that he thought was just a “hobby” for him.
“28 years later, those three words still following me everywhere. People say them. People steal them. People wear them on their hats and T-shirts. People have them tattooed on their arms and inner thighs. They are the very first words I said on the very first night of a job I had that I thought might be nothing but a hobby but transformed into a career,” McConaughey said in the book.
The actor said the iconic line winning the best actor trophy at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014 for his “Dallas Buyers Club performance.”
In his memoir, McConaughey also talked about the infamous “naked arrest” scenario that took place in 1999 and shared that he was taken into custody for “disturbing the peace, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest.”
“It was time for a jam session. What I didn’t know was that while I was banging away in my bliss, two Austin policemen also thought it was time to barge into my house unannounced, wrestle me to the ground with nightsticks, handcuff me and pin me to the floor,” the actor wrote in the book.