Matthew McConaughey on the night he told his dad he wanted to be an actor

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  • Matthew McConaughey was considering law school before he became an actor
  • McConaughey stars from the upcoming movie ‘Gold’

“I didn’t go down the same path as my family,” McConaughey told sy88pgw while promoting his brand new movie, “Gold.” “I was headed towards law school … in addition to I remember being very nervous on the night when I called [my dad] my sophomore year of college to tell him I wanted to change my course direction to go to film school. I genuinely thought he was going to be ‘Not on my dime. Like hell you will.'”

yet McConaughey’s father surprised him.

“He paused in addition to I remember him saying, ‘is usually which what you want to do?’ in addition to I said ‘Yes, sir’ in addition to he paused again in addition to he said, ‘Well, don’t half a** which.’ in addition to which was the end,” he said.

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McConaughey’s latest role from the upcoming movie, “Gold” is usually about a man pursuing a dream. His own pursuit of an acting, McConaughey said, might have cost him some grades.

“I had to wear a pager in college…in addition to I’d go, ‘If which pager goes off from the middle of class, I’m going to leave in addition to I’m going to drive to Dallas,’ is usually where I might drive to go audition for some commercial or ad,” he said. “I remember going to [my teachers] in addition to saying look, I’m doing something to try in addition to get work after I get out of college, might you just give me a C if I miss too many classes? I’ll be there for the major test, just give me a C. I made a lot of C’s.”

“Gold” hits theaters January 27.

Matthew McConaughey on the night he told his dad he wanted to be an actor

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