The Profile Dossier: Matthew McConaughey, Hollywood's 'Whiskey Philosopher'
“Every hero doesn’t do this great big hero thing. They do the simple thing over and over… and they stick to it.”
Joe Rogan put it best: Actor Matthew McConaughey has "whiskey philosopher wisdom."
It's the type of wisdom you hear at a bar in Texas at 2 a.m. from a guy like McConaughey who recounts his wild life stories that all somehow have an underlying life lesson. That's what his new memoir, Greenlights, promises — little pearls of wisdom found in stories that only McConaughey can tell.
McConaughey, who has starred in movies like Dallas Buyers Club, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Wolf of Wall Street, exiled himself to the desert for 52 days in a house with no electricity so he could finish writing his book.
"I grew up in a family of storytellers," he says. "I love lyrics. I love bumper stickers. I love slogans. I love to deconstruct a big conversation down to a one-liner."
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