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    Why Was Matthew McConaughey Once Arrested Naked?

    Matthew McConaughey’s 2020 autobiography ‘Greenlight‘ unveiled curtains on his personal and family life. The actor’s autobiography revealed his involvement in the strangest Austin news story of the 1990s. The Oscar winner was arrested nude on the evening of 1999 for disturbing the peace in the neighborhood.

    Matthew McConaughey is the actor who stood out from the Hollywood stereotype with his down-to-earth personality and fun-loving lifestyle. A little more fun lifestyle led to his arrest in 1999. The actor is known for his roles in romantic comedies including ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, ‘The Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past’, ‘The Wedding Planner’ and ‘Fool’s Gold’. Breaking the image of a guy-next-door, he went on towards more dramatic roles in critically acclaimed projects including ‘Mud’, ‘Lincoln Lawyer’, and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ for which he won the Academy Award.

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    What Got Matthew McConaughey Behind The Bars Naked?

     Matthew McConaughey

    ‘The Wedding Planner’ star revealed the events which got him arrested in the year 1999 in his autobiography ‘Greenlight‘. Matthew McConaughey summarised the events in this book recalling he was naked, playing bongos, and high on marijuana when the police officer arrested him. McConaughey described the night in question as a jam session, with the star deciding to undress, open up his windows, and “smoke a bowl” while listening to “the beautiful African melodic beats of Henri Dikongué play through my home speakers.”

    Matthew McConaughey further wrote, “What I didn’t know was that while I was banging away in my bliss, two Austin policemen also thought it was time to barge into my house unannounced, wrestle me to the ground with nightsticks, handcuff me, and pin me to the floor”. McConaughey recalled, “Before I’d taken three steps up the wall, the Cornhusker body-slammed me back down onto the brick footpath”, further adding that six police cars arrived almost immediately, while his neighbors gathered outside of their houses to see what the commotion was all about.

    The actor was fined $50 for the hilarious, yet unfortunate incident which immediately made headlines locally and internationally. McCoanoughey jokes that two days later, BONGO NAKED t-shirts were all over Austin.

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    Surprising Revelations From Matthew McConaughey’s Memoir ‘Greenlight’

     Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Greenlight‘ takes the readers on the journey from the actor’s childhood, a career in Hollywood, and marriage to Camila Alves. It is an autobiography but also a memoir, but moreover it reflection and collection of the actor’s amazing anecdotes. ‘The True Detective’ actor experienced a dysfunctional childhood with an over-the-top complicated relationship between his parents Kay and Jim.

    After a twisted and complicated childhood, Matthew finally got his big break in the 1993 film ‘Dazed and Confused‘. He also revealed facts about his past relationship and sex life. He wrote, “I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was 15. I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex. Today, I am merely certain that I hope that’s not the case”.

    The Oscar winner also revealed that he was once molested by a man when he was just eighteen years old. Finally, at the end of his memoir, McConaughey revealed that he had a list of 10 goals from  1992 that he had accomplished, mainly the three big ones, including ‘winning an Oscar for the best actor, finding the woman for me, and becoming a father.‘”

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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