Ever wonder where Matthew McConaughey's signature catchphrase "alright, alright, alright," came from? Well, if you're familiar with the classic film Dazed and Confused, you might be privy to the fact that when McConaughey played David Wooderson in the movie, those were the first words he ever said on-screen. But, there was an inspiration behind it all.
In an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos from the distant past of 2011, McConaughey reveals the origin of the iconic phrase: Before filming his scenes in Dazed and Confused, McConaughey was listening to a live recording by The Doors in which front-man Jim Morrison screams "alright" four times at the start of the song (a total of ten times during the intro).
Questioning what Wooderson is about, McConaughey comes to the conclusion that he's about four things: his car, getting high, rock n' roll, and picking up chicks. The camera rolls and McConaughey has a moment of clarity.
"I'm in my car. I'm high as a kite. I'm listening to rock n' roll," McConaughey says. "There's the chick, 'alright, alright, alright,' three out of four."
Check out the interview above, then listen to the song that inspired the man's catchphrase below.