Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ (1993) paints the perfect portrait of what it looks like to be a Texas small-town teen in high school in the ‘70s. A classic ‘stoner’ comedy of teenagers breaking free into mischief of hazing, drinking, drugs and sex. Linklater is also known for his films ‘Waking Life’ and ‘Before Sunrise’.
With only a beer commercial and music video scene on his portfolio, Matthew McConaughey’s first big break as an actor was in ‘Dazed and Confused’. As a fresh graduate from University of Texas, McConaughey accidently met the casting director of ‘Dazed and Confused’, Don Phillips, by chance at a party.
The special cast featured multiple pre-famous era of actors such as Milla Jovovich, Anthony Rapp, Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, and Parker Posey, alongside many more faces that are now highly recognizable such an Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger who was an uncredited extra in the film.
Dazed and Confused
director RICHARD LINKLATER
director of photography LEE DANIEL
cast MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, BEN AFFLECK, JASON LONDON, MILLA JOVOVICH and WILEY WIGGINS
words ELLEN GRACE