Matthew McConaughey Rescues Baby Seal, Continues to Excel at Life

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With an Oscar win and a hit TV series, Matthew McConaughey has been having a pretty solid 2014 thus far.

Considering his famous love of chillin', you might expect the actor to take it easy for a while... but instead McConaughey somehow stepped his game up even more while surfing (of course) on a beach in Malibu recently.

According to the National Enquirer, the True Detective star saw a group of teenagers poking a baby seal with a stick to find out if it was injured.

Naturally, McConaughey paddled ashore (and, we'd imagine, shook the water droplets from his hair in slow motion) to inform the kids that the seal was just resting and waiting for his mother to return.

The best part of this report? "After a 20-minute lecture on sea life, the kids were so anxious to get away, that they didn't even bother to ask the star to pose for a photo."


Of course, McConaughey lost scary weight for Dallas Buyers Club and though he seems to have bulked back up in recent months, the kids may not have recognized the once ab-tastic actor. 

After all, it's hard to believe the mature, slimmed down McConaughey of today is the same star who once headlined such critical and commercial favorites as The Ghost of Girlfriends Past and Failure to Launch...actually, we're beginning to understand why those kids didn't recognize him.

We kid. Past failures aside, the Austin Drawler is killing it like no other actor in the game these days and now he's savin' seals and schoolin' younguns to boot. Long live the McConnaissance. 

Watch True Detective online at TV Fanatic to see why Matthew may well win an Emmy and an Oscar in the same year. Alright, alright, alright.


Matthew McConaughey Quotes

Levi was gonna stay home, but then he said, 'Dad, mom, I wanna go support mom's purses!' At 30 days old, he's talking about stuff like that!

Matthew McConaughey

To my father, who I know he's up there right now with a big pot of gumbo. He's got a lemon meringue pie over there, he's probably in his underwear and he's got a cold can of Miller Lite and he's probably dancing right now. To you, Dad, you taught me what it means to be a man.

Matthew McConaughey