Matthew McConaughey is a mesmerising storyteller, and he's made a living captivating audiences down the decades. But there's one word you won't catch the actor uttering. Watch here:
In a video posted on social media, the Magic Mike star decried the word 'unbelievable'.
Now, for a lot of people that's a pretty inoffensive word. In fact, many people - such as Chris Kamara and Gary Neville - seem to like it quite a lot. Not McConaughey, though.
"Unbelievable - it's my least favourite word," he said.
"I think we should wipe it out of the dictionary."
So, why on Earth does the 52-year-old find this word so offensive that he wants it expunged from the English language?
"What's so unbelievable about tragedy, about triumph, about people that raise us up or let us down?" he asked. "It happens every single day.
"We shouldn't think that the most beautiful sunset, or the greatest play, or the greatest love of our life, or the greatest moment of euphoria is unbelievable - believe it. It's happening right in front of you in you.
"We shouldn't feel like the greatest tragedy, or death, or earthquakes, or natural disasters, or loss is unbelievable. It's part of life too, believe it. We see it happen every day.
"So, unbelievable, I don't buy. Awesome, horrible, incredible. I believe those. That's a good way to explain things, but unbelievable. Nah, it just happened. Believe it."
Fair dos Matthew, you've convinced me - though with that charisma he could convince me of just about anything.
In fact, he recently did convince me of a pretty unbelievable story, or hard to believe story, I should say.
As you can see, for a bloke in his fifties McConaughey sports an enviable head of hair, even though he'd started thinning before the turn of the millennium.
Indeed, as he recounts in his memoir Greenlights, the hair loss got so bad that he decided to shave his head.
But somehow - without hair transplants - it grew back.
"I get this topical ointment and I rub it into my scalp, once a day for 10 minutes," he told LADbible.
"I was fully committed, I was fully committed to it - no Propecia, no nothing, it was just manual labour.
"All I can tell you is it came back. I have more hair now than I had in 1999."
Astonishing. Dumbfounding. Unreal... But not unbelievable.
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Matthew McConaughey
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