I Hope Matthew McConaughey Wins An Oscar For Playing A Burnout Named ‘Moondog’ In His New Movie ‘The Beach Bum’

by 2 years ago


Look, Matthew McConaughey already has an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club. I’m sure he has an entire trophy case in his Malibu mansion of other awards, from his Emmy for True Detective to his Independent Spirt Award for Killer Joe and Magic Mike. Don’t forget his People’s Choice Award in 2006 for Favorite Male Action Star in Sahara, the 2005 flick where journeys to Africa to track down a lost ship full of Confederate treasure. The ship is called the Texas, because of course it is.

All I’m trying to say here is that Matthew McConaughey probably has room for another Oscar. Based on the trailer alone, McConaughey pretty much already deserves one for his new role as Moondog in Harmony Korine’s latest movie, The Beach Bum.

Moondog is the story of a sunkissed, South Florida wook burnout who “only knows how to live life by his own rules.” Think Jimmy Buffett meets Owsley Stanley, with lots and lots of LSD and a touch of Hunter S. Thompson.

Seems like living the wook life catches up to ole Moondog right when the gettin’ gets good.

Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Martin Lawrence and Jonah Hill all make appearances in the movie.

I hope there’s a naked bongo scene, just because McConaughey gonna McConaughey. And the trailer music? The funky, down-low crescendo from a ’70s disco-era version of 2001 a.k.a.Also Sprach Zarathustra? Gives me chills, man. Chills.

I can’t wait.

Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's publisher and founding partner, overseeing partnerships and content on all channels in Los Angeles. A graduate of Penn State, he loves live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. He can be reached at brandon@brobible.com

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