Dazed & Confused
I saw this movie as teen, the right age to appreciate the theme and the cool 70s imagery of America’s youth. McConaughey plays a twenty something guy called David Wooderson. Hanging around with kids many years younger than himself and driving a black 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS he calls Melba Toast, Wooderson uses the legendary muscle car as jailbait.
In Wooderson’s own words: “Let me let you know what Melba Toast is packin’ here, all right. We got 4: 11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We’re talkin’ some fu*kin’ muscle.”
EDtv sees McConaughey as being a slacker employed in a video store. After managing to impress TV producer, Ellen DeGeneres, he makes the cut to appear in the reality Tv program, where they film him 24/7. After a number of days within the life of Ed, the audiences demand more, though he’s not an instant hit.
Whether you like him or not, you can’t help but love this beaten up 1966 Dodge Charger.
Failure To Produce
Failure to produce is a 2006 rom-com featuring McConaughey as being a 35-year-old man living with his parents. He shows no great desire for leaving the comfortable lifestyle either if it isn’t bad enough. So what’s a mother’s boy doing driving a retro 1973 Porsche 911?
The Lincoln Lawyer
The name is in the title with this one. Not am I only a fan of car movies nevertheless i also follow car fiction. The Lincoln Lawyer is actually a 2005 novel by Michael Connelly featuring a standard L.A. ambulance-chasing lawyer. He’s smooth, instead and smart of utilizing public transportation in order to meet show and clients up at court, Haller has his driver, Earl on his payroll. Whilst Earl drives Haller around Los Angeles, the street-savvy lawyer uses the back of his Lincoln Town Car as his office – here he makes phone calls and completes paperwork. In fact, Haller likes the automobile so much, they have a few more hidden in an empty building.
The 1986 Lincoln Town Car in black is one hell of a barge, and do you notice the plate? NTGUILTY
With this black comedy McConaughey plays the role of Joe Cooper, a police detective who moonlights as a contract killer. He wears a black cowboy hat, cowboy boots, dark leather and shades gloves. The automobile of choice is really a government issue dark grey Dodge Charger – this car somehow manages to suit both professions rather well.
Dallas Buyers Club
This movie gained McConaughey a Golden Globe award for optimum actor and an Academy award nomination (Update – Matthew McConaughey just won the Oscar for Best Actor inside a Leading Role). As you can see from your picture transformation above, this is a serious movie and McConaughey put in a critical effort in nailing the role – I haven’t seen such weight loss since Christian Bale in The Machinist.
The movie is dependant on the real life events of Ron Woodroof, an electrician and rodeo cowboy with a reckless attitude and lifestyle – drinking, drug and smoking abuse. He’s a standard homophobic and racist Redneck, and after a visit to hospital for an injury, he gets told he is HIV and has around 30 days to have.
We watch Ron move from denial and anger to acceptance and actually helping others like him. Ron started the rollercoaster ride in a cool Mid 70s Dodge Monaco, and later in the movie we notice him lose his mind in an early 80s GMC Sierra V8 truck.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider
McConaughey got another gorgeous co-star for good measure if being asked to star alongside the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson inside a commercial for Dolce & Gabbana isn’t enough. Directed by Martin Scorsese in NYC’s West Village, the D&G shoot saw McConaughey drive this stunning Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider. Involving the two, I’d be hard pushed to create a choice, although I’d probably end up with the Italian girl.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
When he isn’t in front of a camera, McConaughey likes to make it old school with his 1981 Chevy Camaro. Apparently, he’s been in love with and drooled over this car since his teens, and it wasn’t until hispartner and Camilla, gifted him one, that he got to actually own one. The Z28 includes a 5.7L, V8 beneath the hood, and despite being average when compared with modern cars, it was way ahead of its time with power windows, power locks and cruise control. What better colour for a V8 muscle car than black?
GMC Yukon XL
McConaughey is acknowledged for his great body and it is often spotted doing outdoor activities to stay fit. While not too cool in status, the GMC Yukon possesses a great heritage dating as far back as 1936. It’s not only spacious but it’s also built with superb interiors and top-quality instruments and gauges. A 320-bhp 5.8-L V8 powers the monster, and its 335 lb-ft of torque makes it an excellent towing vehicle.
If McConaughey has to endure a long journey, he likes nothing better than jumping within his metallic black Lincoln MKX. Similar to the Yukon in becoming a quality SUV boasting luxury and high-tech features, the Lincoln differs in overall size. Despite being powered with a smaller engine than the larger Yukon – a 3.7-L V6 – it creates 305-bhp, only 15 less – this simply means a better power-to-weight ratio, perfect for clipping on the highway.