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“Alright, Alright, Alright”: Find out Who Matthew McConaughey Stole His Signature Catch Phrase from

“Alright, alright, alright!”

All the best Matthew McConaughey impressions — as well as his own Oscars® acceptance speech — begin or end with his iconic catchphrase, “All right, all right, all right.”

Guess who he stole it from? Jim Morrison. Sounds about right.

McConaughey’s catchphrase originated in the film Dazed and Confused. While prepping for his role in that movie as David Wooderson, McConaughey listened to a live album of The Doors. In between songs, Jim Morrison chats/rambles/rants, as he is won’t to do, saying: “Alright, alright, alright, alright.” McConaughey described it as four times. It sounds more like six times to me. ( You be the judge.) 

At any rate, McConaughey shortened it to 3 “alrights” and a catchphrase was born that would one day usher in the McConaissance that we are now experiencing through the success of HBO’s True Detective and his Oscar® win for Dallas Buyers Club.

In a 2011 clip from George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Matthew McConaughey describes how it happened:

Now you know.

Photo Source: Pacific Coast News

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