Matthew McConaughey Reveals the Story Behind 'Alright Alright Alright'

Matthew McConaughey can't stop, won't stop saying "alright alright alright," a line he originally improvised in Dazed and Confused but has since adopted as his own personal catchphrase. But where'd it come from? Turns out he was inspired by Jim Morrison's chatter on a Doors live album. Too, too perfect.


McConaughey tells the story in the clip above (via UpRoxx). It's from 2011, but the CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight put it on YouTube after the actor's Oscar win.

With every word that comes out of his mouth, Matthew McConaughey reminds me more and more of one of those semi-itinerate preachers who talks a lot about a muscular, flesh-and-blood Jesus and baptizes people in creeks. Either that, or someone's eccentric Uncle Jerry.

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So sort of on topic:

My significant other and I were discussing this during the Oscars. Has Matthew McConaughey always spoken in public with, what I can assume, is his natural accent? We felt that during his realm in romantic comedy realm, he was more or less coached to not speak with such a deep drawl, but now that he's a more serious actor it is part of his persona.

Are we making shit up?

Edit: So I went and youtubed interviews and such from like 5 and 6 years ago. He has a southern accent, but it is certainly NOT anywhere as deep. He has some accent on some words, but he mostly speaks with an east coast accent.