You know that Matthew McConaughey’s big breakthrough as an actor was as Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. But did you know Wooderson was originally intended as a very small part? After Linklater cast McConaughey in the role (and after McConaughey grew a mustache and longer hair to prove he wasn’t too handsome for the part), and the actor repeatedly impressed the director with his improvisations, Linklater beefed up Wooderson’s screen time considerably. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
McConaughey may be one of the most handsome movie stars on the planet, but in person he’s known for some of his more idiosyncratic qualities, like his personal distaste for deodorant and perfume. His body odor allegedly got so bad on the set of Fool’s Gold filming in the hot Florida sun that his co-star, Kate Hudson, complained until he started taking multiple showers each day. Well P.U., P.U., P.U.
‘You Think You Know Movies?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but this time we’ve got to lose to these Matthew McConaughey facts in 10 days. Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next.