Ten years from now, I don’t know how many people are going to be talking about Alan Arkin’s supporting performance in Argo, but I’m fairly certain the buzz will still be hot for Matthew McConaughey’s hot-as-slimey-f*** turn as Dallas in last summer’s skin-sin flick Magic Mike.
Oscar has a habit of overlooking anything deemed “fluff”–or in this case, perhaps “fluffer”–and that’s a dog-gone snobby shame. So with the Academy Awards nominations announced today without a mention of the Texas hot shot, we at GuySpy thought we’d remind readers of what an amazing job McConaughey did.
As the over-the-hill owner of the male strip club, McConaughey bared his bod and his barely there soul, playing the creepiest and most entertaining sideshow barker since Joel Grey’s Oscar-winning turn as the Emcee in Cabaret. You hated him, you felt for him, you wanted him almost as much as he wanted himself. No matter what you thought of the film, his Dallas was so big you left the theater wanting more of Dallas, and even less.
Thanks, Matthew. That’s entertainment.
Magic Mike info.