21 Facts About Matthew McConaughey

1. Matthew McConaughey gives a pregame speech that rouses even Bevo to action.

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2. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are teaming up for what could be one of the most exciting drama series in recent memory.

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3. Matthew McConaughey stars as new head football coach Jack Lengyel who was brought in to rebuild the team.

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4. Matthew McConaughey really wanted to play Jack in Titanic, and he was pretty sure he nailed his audition, too.

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5. Matthew McConaughey has revealed that he auditioned for the part of Jack in James Cameron's 1997 mega-hit Titanic.

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6. Matthew McConaughey sat down for an interview about his career where he revealed that he nearly landed one of the 1990s most iconic heartthrob roles in "Titanic.

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7. Matthew McConaughey really wanted to play the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic opposite Kate Winslet, but he wasn't ever offered the role.

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8. Matthew McConaughey has revealed that he auditioned to play Jack in Titanic, a role made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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9. Matthew McConaughey revealed he thought he'd get the role of Jack Dawson in the now-classic 1997 romance drama when he tried out for the.

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10. Matthew McConaughey felt 'pretty confident' he'd be cast as Jack in 'Titanic'.

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11. Matthew McConaughey really wanted to be the king of the world.

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12. Matthew McConaughey recently recalled this story, saying: I went and auditioned for that.

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13. Matthew McConaughey could have been Jack in 'Titanic' but he lost out to Leonardo DiCaprio.

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14. Matthew McConaughey is teaching classes at his alma mater, UT-Austin, the first session of which was about the filming of the 2016 film Free State of Jones.

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15. On February 25, 2016, Matthew McConaughey received the Creative Conscience award from unite4:humanity for his work with his foundation.

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16. In 2016, Matthew McConaughey was hired as creative director and celebrity spokesman for Wild Turkey's latest campaign, to bring in more women and more international customers.

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17. In 2012, Matthew McConaughey starred alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, based on Tatum's early life, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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18. On January 21, 2008, Matthew McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: It's What's for Dinner", replacing Sam Elliott.

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19. Matthew McConaughey provided voice work in an ad campaign for the Peace Corps in late 2006.

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20. Matthew McConaughey starred in the 2005 feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz.

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21. In the late 1990s, Matthew McConaughey was cast in leading roles in more movies, including Contact, Amistad, The Newton Boys, EDtv and U-571.

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