Most attractive people would look significantly less attractive, perhaps even unattractive, if they were to put on 70 pounds and lose most of their hair. This holds true for attractive human Matthew McConaughey, who tested this very scientific theory for his new film Gold.
McConaughey, who typically has luscious locks and a super fit bod (remember when he used to go running shirtless on the beach, like, everyday?), looks like the sort of sweaty, unpleasant accountant who might get too drunk and hit on you inappropriately at a work function. Anyway, IMDb lays out the synopsis as: “an unlikely pair venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold.” This unlikely pair is a regular fella (McConaughey) and a geologist (Édgar Ramírez). The film also features Bryce Dallas Howard – that lady who looks like Jessica Chastain but isn’t Jessica Chastain.
But what’s strange is that Gold is not based on a true story, meaning turning its handsome star into the pudgy poster child of middle class America was simply a peculiar choice made by either director Stephen Gaghan or maybe McConaughey himself (he seems to enjoy physical transformations as much as Johnny Depp). Either way, it gets hot in Indonesia, so let’s hope fat, bald McConaughey doesn’t take his shirt off.