Watch Matthew McConaughey's Long Lost Dazed and Confused Audition Tape

by Abby Schreiber

Over 20 years ago, a flaxen-haired, bronze-skinned young man wearing a black MTV Headbanger's Ball t-shirt walked into a casting room and shot an audition tape that would launch a career and a thousand memes. Criterion released this little-seen footage of a 23-year-old Matthew McConaughey auditioning for his Dazed and Confused role David Wooderson after supposedly meeting the film's casting director inside a Hyatt bar. McConaughey oozes confidence -- the kind that only a ridiculously hot, early twentysomething dude could have -- and it's no wonder he went on to land the part and, of course, many, many more. Take a peek at the tape, above.

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