Watch Matthew McConaughey's First Acting Gig in 'Unsolved Mysteries'

February 28, 2014 By:
Watch Matthew McConaughey's First Acting Gig in 'Unsolved Mysteries'
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Matthew McConaughey is the front-runner to win the Oscar for Best Actor this Sunday. If he does, it’ll be a well-deserved win, but let’s not forget what his first acting gig was: a reenactment on "Unsolved Mysteries."

Yes, that's him. 

ON "UNSOLVED MYSTERIES."

 

Thanks to the "True Detective" that is The Internet for this discovery.

Because it is basically Oscar-worthy.

 

Just stop what you're doing and watch Matthew’s debut. It’s nothing short of incredible.

McConaughey is such a recognizable figure that when he shows up in the clip, we audibly went, “WHAT THE HELLLLLL.” And thanks to his turn as Rust Cohle, he’s especially at the top of his game right now, so it’s jarring to watch him in this. It…doesn’t even look real.

Also, cut-off denim shorts.