Matthew McConaughey's career has gone from strength to strength since the 44 year old year old Texan took some time off from RomComs, in a move he called scary.
But that hiatus gave him the chance to take on more unusual and darker roles, including those in Killer Joe, Magic Mike and, most recently, Dallas Buyers Club - for which he's earned an Oscar nomination. And all signs point to the serious possiblity that he'll walk away with the honour at the ceremony in March.
But every actor has to start somewhere and while most will first remember McConaughey for his scene stealing ways in 1993's Dazed andConfused he actually made his debut a year earlier on TV show Unsolved Mysteries. The American series started in 1987, featuring re-enactments of popular mysteries and strangeness, also including stories of UFO abductions and other malarky.
Matthew McConaughey appeared in Season 5, Episode 12 with a role that required to be a) shirtless and b) not say a lot. He did both of these things admirably, as this GIF will totally explain.
I love the death acting at the end there. And the denim cut offs. Sexy.
The 24 year old basically did this thing for the next 15 years, then decided he was going to get himself an Oscar. Which he seems to have achieved. That's pretty awesome.