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By Ree Hines

Before heating up theaters in "Magic Mike," before winning the Oscar for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" and long before bringing his big screen talent to the small screen in "True Detective," Matthew McConaughey was an unknown actor just looking for his big break.

(Warning: The following clip contains some language that could be considered not safe for work — or young ears.)

In 1993, he found it when he was cast as the laid-back and oh-so-quotable David Wooderson in "Dazed and Confused." A newly released audition clip reveals the moment McConaughey first took on the character that would define him for years to come.

In the short video, the actor auditions alongside his would-be co-star Wiley Wiggins as he goes on a mock quest for weed and wild times. There's even a moment where McConaughy delivers a rough version of what would become one of Wooderson's most memorable (and creepy) lines from the film.

DAZED AND CONFUSED, Matthew McConaughey, 1993, (c) Gramercy Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
Matthew McConaughey in "Dazed and Confused" (1993)Today

While musing over the current "freshman crop of chicks," he says, "That's what I love about high school girls, man. I keep getting older, but they stay the same age."

Alright, alright, alright!

The easygoing actor, once known for playing bongo drums while naked, has come a long way from "Dazed and Confused." He's earned raves for roles in "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Dallas Buyers Club."

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