Nearly fifteen years after Richard Linklater and I started talking about turning a TEXAS MONTHLY story into a major motion picture, it’s finally hitting the big screen, with a little help from Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine—and a seventy-year-old retired hairdresser from Rusk named Kay Baby Epperson.
May 1, 2012 | by Skip Hollandsworth | Film
Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, is one of Texas’s most well-known actors. He’s famous for his roles as Wooderson, in “Dazed and Confused”; Dallas, the male stripper in “Magic Mike”; and a bigoted man dying of AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club” (for which he won an Oscar). He’s also famous for being extremely handsome and for the time he was caught playing the bongos naked.