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Matthew McConaughey had his fair share of Hollywood start-up stories. Born and raised in Texas, he openly admitted that he didn’t want to embark, nor was he interested in his father’s oil business. McConaughey wanted to become an attorney but ultimately pursued his passion for acting instead. He first appeared on television commercials and a few student films until he met Richard Linklater, who cast him for the high school comedy Dazed and Confused.

The show was his big break, and he immediately became a fan-favorite, so much so that he was iconic for his catchphrase in the show, “All right, all right, all right.” McConaughey followed up with supporting roles in movies until he was capable of carrying lead roles. His work in the 2000s was dominated mostly by romantic comedies, and he appeared in the blockbusters, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and The Wedding Planner.