True Detective‘s season finale is tonight and I’m pretty excited. Creator Nic Pizzolatto has assured that the season will end on a concluding note and not be open-ended like The Killing‘s widely reviled first season finale (which Pizzolatto also wrote). And True Detective‘s greatest strength is Matthew McConaughey’s role as Detective Rust Cohle. It’s just one of the string of great performances by McConaughey. So it’s an appropriate time to ask what’s your favorite role by the actor?
My favorite would be his breakout role as David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused. McConaughey’s only in the movie for a short time but he has many of the movie’s best scenes and lines (“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age”). But what about you?