Matthew McConaughey Proves He Was Always Shirtless in Adorable Throwback Pic

by Madison Miller
Photo by: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for CinemaCon

As if we needed proof, Matthew McConaughey has always been naturally cool. It’s just in the Texas native’s nature.

The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor recently decided to grace the internet with a priceless childhood photo. The throwback picture features a young McConaughey with bright blonde hair. He is walking through the yard shirtless while enjoying a red popsicle.

He captioned the photo with a simple, “stay cool.”

I guess it’s what he’s been doing for the last 51 years in what seems to be a pretty effortless way.

He’s got the masterful ability to switch between swoon-worthy romantic comedies to exceptional dramatic roles. Early in his career, he rocked that shirtless, cool-dude vibe as a romantic lead. There’s no better example of this Matthew phase than in the 2006 movie “Failure to Launch.”

Matthew McConaughey and the Hollywood Bathing Feuds

Matthew McConaughey is a massive fan of all things Texas. He’s a staple at Texas Longhorns games and is even a professor at the University of Texas. On top of that, he is the owner of the Austin FC soccer team.

That means that McConaughey is more than used to the heat, possibly even partially immune. He recently got sucked into the strange celebrity bathing argument that’s been viral on the internet.

In the past, McConaughey has opened up about choosing not to wear deodorant and instead going for his all-natural scent. His co-star from “Tropic Thunder,” Yvette Nicole Brown, opened up in a recent interview with SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show regarding the famous actor’s smell.

“I remember that Matthew McConaughey said that he did not use deodorant and that he didn’t have an odor. So my first thought is, ‘I’m going to get as close as I can to him to see if he’s right.’ He did not have an odor. He smells like granola and good living. He has a sweet, sweet scent that is just him and it’s not musty or crazy,” Brown said.

Future Roles for McConaughey

Although he opts out of wearing deodorant, that doesn’t mean McConaughey opts out of showering or bathing at all. Regardless, “granola and good living” is just about the best description of the actor out there.

For the past few years, McConaughey has put a lot of focus on that good living. That means a lot of family time, alongside his wife Camila Alves and their three children.

It has not been officially announced or verified yet, but McConaughey is also rumored to be taking on a massive upcoming role. There is a new “The Batman” movie coming out in 2022 that will star Robert Pattinson as Batman. McConaughey is rumored to be taking on the role of the infamous villain Harvey Dent, the Attorney-turned-villain with half his face burned off. He is better known as Two-Face.

His most recent role was as Buster Moon in “Sing 2,” which is completed and yet to be released.