Monday, March 3, 2014

Matthew McConaughey Thanks God (Video)

Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for Best Actor for Dallas Buyer's Club.

Here's his acceptance speech:

(WARNING: He thanks God.)

Yes, speaking to his Hollywood peers and the television audience, he thanked God.

Isaac Guzmán, TIME, felt the need to translate - Explaining Matthew McConaughey’s Confounding Acceptance Speech.

What exactly did he mean by all that?

After winning for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyer’s Club, Matthew McConaughey launched into a semi-bizarre tale about his inner life. Here is what we learned:

1. He needs someone to look up to, something to look forward to and someone to chase.

2. He wants to thank God, who he looks up to. God is all about gratitude.

3. He wants to thank his family, who he looks forward to. His deceased father, he believes, is celebrating with a big pot of jumbo and a can of Miller Lite. His mother, still with us, taught him how to respect himself.

4. The person he chases is himself, 10 years into the future. He knows he will never catch up, but he wants to find out who that guy will turn out to be.

5. To all of that he says “Amen,” ”Alright, Alright, Alright” and “Keep on Livin’.”

Guzmán's tone is mocking. He's condescending.

McConaughey's remarks really weren't all that confusing. Basically, God and family are important to him. He's devoted to them. He's grateful to them. His life and his work is for them. He wants them to be proud of him.

I don't think that's bizarre at all.

Alright, alright, alright.


Wisconsin connection: Matthew McConaughey's father played for the Green Bay Packers.