Then:The actor played David Wooderson, an older guy who hadn't quite moved on from high school. "The film kind of took off to another level when Matthew came aboard," Linklater said. "You could tell that [he] was someone special," Wiggins added. Now: Also a father of three – and recently married to longtime love Camila – the former Sexiest Man Alive has found success in dramas, rom-coms and comedies. According to Linklater, McConaughey decided to skip law school in favor of acting after filming Dazed.