Actor and famed bongo enthusiast Matthew McConaughey may never be moving to Milwaukee, but he has suddenly found himself in the middle of a lot of Brew City neighborhood chatter – all thanks to a new meme making the internet rounds.
Originating in an Instagram story from Alex Mross before circulating around Facebook (the earliest post we found there came courtesy of Holden Wright), the meme gathers nine very different McConaugheys from across his life and acting career – from generally studly McConaughey to young long-haired McConaughey from "Dazed and Confused" to mustachioed in "Dallas Buyers Club" and "White Boy Rick" to balding in "Gold" to ... whatever the heck was going on with him in "The Beach Bum" – and matches him up to a Milwaukee neighborhood. For instance, athleto-bro McConaughey got matched up with Marquette, while visor-glasses hipster "Beach Bum" McConaughey was labeled Riverwest.
Alright, alright, alright, Milwaukee – so which McConaughey are you? And are all of these McComparisons accurate?
Plus, obviously the meme doesn't include all of the cities nor all of the various McConaugheys out there across his career. There is no "Wolf of Wall Street" McConaughey, sad "Interstellar" McConaughey, Rust Cohle from "True Detective" McConaughey, 'roided up McConaughey from "Reign of Fire" or WTF Lincoln commercial McConaughey. So there's plenty more juice left in this meme.
So have fun, Milwaukee. Is it silly, ridiculous and kinda dumb? Sure. But it's Monday – and it's certainly more entertaining than "Failure to Launch."
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.