Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Matthew McConaughey’s Dazed And Confused Audition Emerges

Mac2.jpg
Mac.jpg
Got a script? It’d be a lot cooler if you did.
 
Such is the importance of film auditions, many of Hollywood’s most beloved actors wouldn't be quite as well-known today had they not ‘tested well’ for that big break. Or, yes, forgot to take along their script...
 
So then let’s all take a moment and thank our lucky stars that Matthew McConaughey was convincing enough in the audition process for coming-of-age classic Dazed & Confused, warranting him the role of David Wooderson and all the future Oscar glory that followed.
 
Well now thanks to a special Criterion release of the film, footage of that audition has now emerged, which shines a light on that key audition between McConaughey and director Richard Linklater, both unaware quite what cult status lie just around the corner.
 
Appearing much more fresh faced than his moustachioed ladies man did in the film, the young actor, complete with trademark grin, tests opposite Wiley Wiggins (Mitch Kramer in the film), and even gets to quote some of Wooderson’s now infamous lines.
 
Insightful, intimate and raw – it’s an astounding snapshot of cinema history. But then that’s the great thing about old audition tapes…we keep getting older but they stay the same age.
 
 

Related

615x330_dazed.jpg

The 30 best high school movies

bullit.jpg

The 13 Greatest Cars From Film

boyhood.jpg

Why you should all see Boyhood

rexfeatures_1602793a.jpg

30 Pieces Of Wisdom From Teen Movies

INO_KEITEL_C_PENN_CTK35776.jpg

The 30 Coolest Films Ever

More

This new Netflix documentary is quickly becoming a must-watch

It's like nothing you've ever seen before

by Tom Victor
18 Aug 2017

Seth Rogen spills 'Superbad' secrets to celebrate its 10th birthday

Wait... you changed your name to... McLovin?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

The best ever uses of songs in movies - as chosen by Reddit

What's your pick?

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

Samuel L Jackson: "If Donald Trump broke into my house, I'd shoot him"

We chat to the movie legend about hentai, yachting and killing the President

by Andrew Dickens
16 Aug 2017

Six possible posters for the upcoming Nigel Farage movie

How and why is this actually happening?

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

The 25 scariest movies on Netflix right now

Stream if you dare

15 Aug 2017

Ryan Reynolds reveals the best prank he's ever pulled

It's classic dad joke stuff

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Why 'Undisputed' is the best action movie franchise you've never seen

As an action fan, you owe it yourself to watch these movies

by Gary Ogden
11 Aug 2017

Watch the terrifying trailer for Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mother!'

It's the creepy new film from the director of Black Swan

by Gary Ogden
08 Aug 2017

An animated Transformers movie is coming to cinemas

Will it be a return to form?

by Gary Ogden
07 Aug 2017