Oh I scoffed at Matthew McConaughey back in the days before his performance in The Lincoln Lawyer amazed a lot of folks, me included. Before that, I thought he was just one more Hollywood pretty boy beefcake. In McConaughey's defense, his incredibly good looks worked against him most of the time until he finally got enough years under his belt to be able to project some gravitas into his roles.
I can't remember exactly right now, but a few years back, I think it was Maxim did a fairly in depth interview with MM .. he came across as quite eccentric .. not completely a loon, but a bit off center .. the kind of guy I'd like to have a beer with .. I think so many male actors that have the looks almost have to accept roles that are more style than substance initially, at least until they can financially be more picky .. Pitt, would be another example ..
"Mud" is a great small budget MM film and showcases his talent well .. "Dallas Buyers Club" and his role in "The Wolf of Wall Street" .. 3 roles, 3 completely different characters and a great job on all ..
Vince Vaughn would be hard to accept as a "True Detective" .. simply because he is, errrr .. Vince Vaughn
Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?