Watch Matthew McConaughey's Amazing 'Dazed and Confused' Audition Tapes!

by Zach Seemayer 12:30 AM PST, January 13, 2015
Photo: Criterion Collection

To commemorate the Criterion Collection's release of Golden Globe winner Richard Linklater's classic comedy Dazed and Confused, a few of Matthew McConaughey's audition tapes were released from 22 years ago -- and they are the most '90s thing you have ever seen.

It's amazing to watch McConaughey fully embody the soul of his classic character Dave Wooderson -- an early-20s Texan slacker in a state of arrested emotional development who hangs out with high school students.

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And by "embody the character," we of course mean he's really just playing himself. But he's playing himself with such charm and charisma that he totally pulls it off.

In fact, the shaggy-haired McConaughey is so charming you almost forget how truly creepy it is when he delivers that famous line, "That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age."

While there is not a single instance of McConaughey's trademark, "All right, all right, all right," the audition tapes do feature two of his other most famous scenes from the movie. For comparison, check out the tape above, and those scenes in the final film below.

Since his big break in Dazed and Confused, McConaughey has gone on to become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, earning an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club this past year. He's also sold a ton of Lincolns ...or bulls, or something. Those commercials are confusing.

McConaughey has always had some pretty deep things to say. Check out our collection of some of the Oscar-winner's most profound red carpet aphorisms, below.