In Interstellar, blight has caused humankind to regress to an agrarian society, and Cooper’s (Matthew McConaughey) simple white T-shirt, work jacket, and jeans suggest he’s done the same. But his pilot’s watch hints that he’s still hanging onto his greater ambitions.
In the HBO series True Detective, Detective Rustin Spencer “Rusty” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) is brought in as partner of Detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) to solve a ritualistic murder in rural Louisiana. Dress up as either the buttoned-up 1995 Cohle or the broken-down 2012 version who’s now a suspect.
David Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) is a 20-something-year-old who still hangs out with high schoolers in Dazed and Confused. But for him that’s “alright, alright, alright” because even though he gets older, the high school girls stay the same age.
Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is a gruff rodeo cowboy who became a hero on the AIDS front. Forming the Dallas Buyers Club, Ron worked to smuggle non-FDA approved drugs to help treat those who couldn’t afford the medications at the time.