“Just based on that alone you should win it because that’s a sacrifice, and some of these other guys made no sacrifice at all. Some of them plumped up!”When McConaughey laughed, Kimmel asked whether he had considered what to say should he triumph at the Oscars.
“If I start with 'alright, alright, alright and thank you' I really can’t go wrong,” the 44-year-old said, referring to the first words he ever said on film as a stoner in 1993’s Dazed and Confused. “Then it’ll swing back somehow to the “ just keeping livin' story”.
The True Detective actor started the Just Keep Livin foundation, which helps empower teenagers to lead active lives, after losing his father while shooting Dazed and Confused. His character’s line, “you just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N”, struck a chord with the actor when he was struggling with grief.
If all goes to plan and McConaughey wins Best Actor on Sunday 2 March, he will have a hard job topping his memorable Golden Globes speech, as Kimmel noted. “The Golden Globes speech? What did I say? I had a great time…” the actor said, modestly, about his praised act of public-speaking.
“There’s a magic place we as actors strive to get to and we don’t always get there but when we tough it it’s magic,” he said in another impassioned speech.
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"I was literally and figuratively hungry," he told Kimmel. "I was able to surround myself with everything Ron Woodroof."
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