Dazed and Confused is one of the most popular films of our time and when the film landed in 1993, writer-director Richard Linklater could hardly have guessed that his film would become so ingrained in the societal fabric of pop culture.
It's one of those movies that everybody has seen. Yet, we found 13 things that you probably didn't know about the shoot of the Texas-set film that stars Matthew McConaghey in the role that launched him.
Like would you believe the word "man" is said hundreds of times? Yeah, what else did we uncover?
Click through and discover our 13 fun facts about Dazed and Confused.
Alright, Alright, Alright Origins
Matthew McConaughey improvised that line and it was inspired by a live The Doors album where lead singer Jim Morrison said Alright, Alright in between songs.
Beck Likes Redheads
The redhead who McConaughey’s Wooderson is so taken with, she’s married to musician Beck in real life! She's also Giovanni Ribisi's sister!
Mitch Kramer and His Nose
Mitch Kramer, played by Wiley Wiggins, you might notice touches his nose quite a bit. We figured it was a nervous tick. But, what do you call a thing that happens 42 times?!
Speaking of repetition, the F-bomb was dropped 59 times and “man” is uttered 144 more times than that!
Slater’s Long Hair Was Fake!
Rory Cochrane played the most famous stoner, Slater, and although it looked real enough -- his long hair was a wig. He had said that although Austin had evolved a lot in the years between when the film takes place and when they filmed it, long hair was still getting “looks,” so he sported a wig instead.
Dazed and Confused & Led Zeppelin
Of course the film title is taken from the iconic Zep song, and the band is even mentioned in Slater’s rant about there’s no way Jason Bonham played a one hour drum solo “on strong acid, man.”
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