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Matthew McConaughey Is Still Real Bummed About Not Getting to Be in Titanic

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Matthew McConaughey really wanted to play Jack in Titanic, and he was pretty sure he nailed his audition, too. Imagine his surprise when he, Matthew McConaughey, lost out to that little dweeble from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. From Page Six:

“I went and auditioned for [‘Titanic’],” the “White Boy Rick” actor said during an interview on Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast. “I wanted that. I auditioned with Kate Winslet. Had a good audition. Walked away from there pretty confident that I had it. I didn’t get it. I never got offered that.”


McConaughey joked though, “And as I’ve said before not even half jokingly if it’s true, if that was an offer and it didn’t come to me, I’ve got to go back and go, ‘I’ve got to meet in an alley with that agent.’”


He also turned down the role that eventually went to Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential. Being Matthew McConaughey is harder than I thought!

[Page Six]

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In this photo, it looks more like the ocean is wondering whether she’s okay?

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Cracked has a compelling theory that Jack Dawson is actually a trans male, and somehow I don’t think that theory would exist if McConaughey had gotten the part, so I’m really glad he didn’t because the theory is more interesting than the movie.