Matthew McConaughey is essentially a human soundboard.
The actor’s verbal habits and smooth, sibilant ‘s’s have produced many impersonations. However, without uttering a word, McConaughey’s voice is recognizable even through his grunts, laughs and guttural hums.
YouTube channel “Owenergy” has collected clips of the actor just “making noises,” and mashed them together into a video totaling more than 10 glorious minutes of the actor. From his low, gravelly hums to his wailing screams, McConaughey showcases his vocal range beyond his signature catchphrase “Alright, alright alright” — of which the YouTuber has also created a compilation.
The video also spans much of McConaughey’s filmography.
It shows clips from the actors’s rom-com days, including excerpts from “The Wedding Planner” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Additionally, the video features segments from gritty stripper film “Magic Mike” and the even grittier crime series, “True Detective,” in which the actor plays troubled detective, Rustin “Rust” Cohle.
The montage ends with a famous clip from “The Wolf of Wall Street,” in which McConaughey’s character Mark Hanna, during a lunch meeting with Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), begins pounding his chest and humming a low tune.
The actor’s upcoming films include “White Boy Rick,” a drama that follows the events surrounding Richard Wershe Jr., who became the FBI’s youngest ever informant. McConaughey stars as Wershe’s father. And we’re hoping he’s got some new sounds up his sleeve for that one.