Never before, though, have we known where McConaughey's tag line came from. Of course, the phrase first appeared on film when McConaughey did, as the character of Wooderson in Richard Linklater's high-school slacker epic. But, given the improvisational nature of the Dazed and Confused, we always thought that McConaughey simply used a phrase he'd been saying since his youth. Can't you just imagine a teen McConaughey running around East Texas, smoking behind the gym, and saying "alright, alright, alright"?
As it turns out, the origins of the phrase are far more thought out and considered. Here, in this 2011 interview that's recently surfaced online, McConaughey reveals from whence the "alrights" came in a display that really speaks to who he is — a serious, hardworking actor with the soul of good-time boy. Click, watch, and enjoy.
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