On HBO's True Detective, Det. Rusty Coehle is a withdrawn genius with personal demons. He's a tortured soul who lost his child and saw his marriage slip away from him. That's all to say, it's a dark and heavy role for Hollywood's biggest bro, Matthew McConaughey.
Over the years, McConaughey's developed a peculiar persona—one part rowdy cowboy, one part soul surfer, one part yogi. It's something that, no matter what role he plays, he can never seem to escape. Here's the proof: the most Matthew McConaughey lines from Matthew McConaughey in True Detective. Some trigger words to look out for: "brother," "all right," and "god damn."
Episode 1: "The Long Bright Dark"
"Look, I consider myself a realist, all right? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist."
"People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world exists. Might as well be living on the fucking moon."
"It's all one ghetto, man. Giant gutter in outer space."
Episode 2: "Seeing Things"
"I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that."
Episode 3: "Locked Room"
"If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward then, brother, that person is a piece of shit."
"Been that way since one monkey looked at the sun and told the other monkey, 'He said for you to give me your fucking share.' People... so god damn frail they'd rather put a coin in the wishing well than buy dinner."
"Just gotta look a man in his eyes. It's all there."
"World needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door."
Check back in at the end of the season for the second and final installment.
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