Matthew McConaughey took fans back more than 30 years on Thursday with a throwback photo he posted on social media.
Nowadays, Matthew McConaughey is one of the most recognized and successful actors in the world. He is perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club.
But as many fans know, the Academy Award-winning actor got his start back in 1993. McConaughey is remembered still to this day for playing Wooderson in Dazed and Confused. Everyone knows McConaughey’s famous one-liner from the film, “Alright, alright, alright.” Those words still follow him around everywhere.
Meanwhile, McConaughey took his fans for a ride back before his time on Dazed and Confused. The now-50-year-old posted a shirtless throwback photo from 1988, making him just 19 years old in the snap. In it, the iconic actor is enjoying a cold beverage and rocking a pair of cowboy boots.
“1988 #greenlightsbook” McConaughey wrote alongside the photo.
Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Greenlights’ Book
Just last year, Matthew McConaughey penned his autobiography. And McConaughey’s Greenlights is not your typical celebrity tell-all. His memoir is filled with incredible stories, some Texas wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way.
Matthew McConaughey fans made sure to let him know that they have been reading and/or listening to his book. And they are loving it.
“We listened to your audiobook on our road trip and it was awesome!” one fan replied. “You kept us awake and we loved following along your journey of life! Thank you.”
“I’m about to go through my second listen of #greenlightsbook it’s SO great!” another follower commented.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a real Matthew McConaughey tweet if one fan didn’t chime in with, “Well, alright, alright, alright!”
The actor’s book is all about “catching the greenlights” in life. He says that his various life experiences have helped him find a reliable and satisfying way of living.
“I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries for clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair, how to have less stress, how to have fun, how to hurt people less, how to get hurt less, how to be a good man, how to have meaning in life, how to be more me.”
McConaughey calls his book a “guide to catching more green lights, and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.”