Matthew McConaughey has opened up about how he put himself forward for the role of Bruce Banner, AKA The Hulk.
Matthew McConaughey who turned 50 this month has starred in various roles throughout his career in Holly would but most notably Dallas Buyers Club and Magic Mike amongst others. He is most known for his romantic comedies but has also played a villain in Stephen King’s Dark Tower. His more recent work has earned him varying degrees of critical and commercial success.
McConaughey was recently interviewed by Josh Horowitz for his Happy Sad Confused podcast and spoke out about how he was a huge fan and would have liked to have played the role of Bruce Banner. During the interview, Horowitz discussed the Incredible Hulk TV show with McConaughey who briefly spoke about how he put himself forward for the role but was turned down by the studio.
Horowitz: You never got your chance to play Bruce Banner, or David Banner in the show, did you?
McConaughey: No, I didn’t.
McConaughey: Wanted it.
Horowitz: Did you throw your hat in the ring? Did you say, “I’m game if you guys are?”
Horowitz: No kidding?
McConaughey: They said, “No, thank you.”
Horowitz: Can’t get’em all, I guess.
What are your thoughts? Would Matthew McConaughey have made a good Hulk? Could he have portrayed the same ferocity that Edward Norton brought to the role or the intelligence side of Banner that Mark Ruffalo shown? Would he have done a better job than both or been more of a Jolly Green Giant? I guess we will never know…
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