Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

  • Highest Rated: 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Surfer, Dude (2008)
  • Birthday: Nov 4, 1969
  • Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas
  • With a rangy handsomeness that makes him look as if he would be equally comfortable branding cattle, Matthew McConaughey found fame shortly after making his screen debut in Richard Linklater's 1993 Dazed and Confused. After being cast in two high-profile 1996 films, Lone Star and A Time to Kill, the actor was soon being hailed as one of the industry's hottest young leading men, inspiring comparisons to such charismatic purveyors of cinematic testosterone as Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.A product of Texas, McConaughey was born in Uvalde on November 4, 1969 and raised in Longview. The son of a substitute teacher and a former member of the Green Bay Packers, he excelled in sports as a high school student and was voted "Most Handsome" by his senior class. After graduating, McConaughey spent some time working in Australia and then returned to the States to attend the University of Texas at Austin. It was there that he met producer and casting director Don Phillips, who introduced him to director Linklater, and, after directing from UT in 1993 with a degree in film production, McConaughey was cast in Dazed and Confused. Although his role as Wooderson, a slacker old enough to know better, was relatively small, McConaughey succeeded in winning a degree of immortality with lines like, "That's what I like about high school girls: I keep getting older, they stay the same age." After Dazed, McConaughey took on a number of supporting roles in films of varying quality, appearing in everything from 1994's Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre to 1995's Boys on the Side, in which he was cast as Drew Barrymore's straight-arrow cop boyfriend. The latter film won him some notice, heightened a year later when he was cast in John Sayles' acclaimed Lone Star. McConaughey made a distinct impression in his small but pivotal role as the town's beloved late sheriff, Buddy Deeds, and was duly given his first leading role in Joel Schumacher's 1996 adaptation of John Grisham's A Time to Kill. Although the film met with lackluster reviews, McConaughey managed to attract favorable attention, holding his own against Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, and Sandra Bullock.Finding himself elected to the throne of Hollywood Golden Boy, a status cemented by his appearance on the cover of the August 1996 Vanity Fair, McConaughey paradoxically followed his initial success with a string of small, largely unseen films before landing a starring role as a property lawyer in Amistad, Steven Spielberg's 1997 slave epic. The same year, he also starred in Contact, playing a New Age theologian in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Carl Sagan's best-selling novel. After again collaborating with Linklater in 1998 on The Newton Boys, in which he starred alongside Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, and Vincent D'Onofrio as the remarkably photogenic family of titular robbers, McConaughey banded together with off-screen pal Bullock on her directorial debut, the short Making Sandwiches, the same year. For all the hype surrounding the beginning of his career, by the time he was cast in the lead role of Ron Howard's EdTV, McConaughey had receded somewhat from the public eye, with many critics noting that despite his talent and physical attributes, the actor seemed to have trouble finding roles that would do him justice. But McConaughey's turn as the laid-back everyman who becomes an overnight celebrity when he allows his life to be broadcast on TV proved a relative success, with the actor winning praise for his endearingly dopey performance. The film itself garnered a number of positive reviews and gave a decent box office performance, and by the end of that year, McConaughey had his name attached to a number of projects, including those of his own production company, J.K. Livin'. In October 1999, McConaughey achieved notoriety of a different sort, when he was arrested for resisting transport after the Austin, Texas police responded to noise complaints about his late-night naked bongo-playing; drug

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Box
Office

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85% Friedkin Uncut Actor 2019
55% The Beach Bum Moondog 2019
20% Serenity Baker Dill 2019
77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Actor 2019
59% White Boy Rick Richard Wershe, Sr. 2018
16% The Dark Tower Man in Black $50.7M 2017
43% Gold Producer Kenny Wells $7.3M 2017
72% Sing Buster Moon $270.4M 2016
15% The Sea of Trees Arthur Brennan $20.6K 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings Beetle $48.1M 2016
94% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Actor 2016
46% Free State of Jones Newton Knight 2016
72% Interstellar Cooper $158.8M 2014
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Actor 2014
79% The Wolf of Wall Street Mark Hanna $91.4M 2013
93% Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodruff $23.8M 2013
97% Mud Mud $21.6M 2013
No Score Yet Thunder Run Actor 2013
45% The Paperboy Ward Jansen $0.7M 2012
79% Killer Joe "Killer" Joe Cooper $1.9M 2012
80% Magic Mike Dallas $113.8M 2012
88% Bernie Danny Buck $6M 2012
No Score Yet Man In The Glass: The Dale Brown Story Actor 2012
84% The Lincoln Lawyer Mick Haller $58M 2011
27% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Connor Mead $55.2M 2009
No Score Yet Made in China Himself 2009
0% Surfer, Dude Steve Addington 2008
81% Tropic Thunder Rick Peck $110.5M 2008
11% Fool's Gold Ben 'Finn' Finnegan $70.2M 2008
No Score Yet Return of the Thundering Herd Actor 2007
49% We Are Marshall Jack Lengyel $43.6M 2006
24% Failure to Launch Tripp $88.7M 2006
No Score Yet Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel Story Actor 2006
22% Two for the Money Brandon Lang $22.9M 2005
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Al Bean $32.6M 2005
38% Sahara Dirk Pitt Executive Producer $68.7M 2005
17% Paparazzi Himself (uncredited) $15.6M 2004
29% Tiptoes Steven 2004
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Ben Barry $105.8M 2003
No Score Yet Festival Pass with Chris Gore Actor 2002
42% Reign of Fire Denton Van Zan $43M 2002
74% Frailty Fenton Meiks $13.1M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Troy $3.1M 2001
16% The Wedding Planner Dr. Steve Edison $60M 2001
68% U-571 Lt. Andrew Tyler 2000
No Score Yet Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth Actor 2000
64% EDtv Ed 1999
63% The Newton Boys Willis Newton 1998
77% Amistad Roger S. Baldwin 1997
63% Contact Palmer Joss 1997
11% Larger Than Life Tip Tucker 1996
No Score Yet Scorpion Spring El Rojo 1996
No Score Yet Glory Daze Rental Truck Guy 1996
66% A Time to Kill Jake Brigance 1996
94% Lone Star Buddy Deeds 1996
74% Boys on the Side Abe 1995
14% Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Vilmer 1994
33% Angels in the Outfield Ben Williams 1994
91% Dazed and Confused David Wooderson 1993
14% My Boyfriend's Back Guy #2 1993

TV

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No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2014
78% True Detective
2014
Producer Rustin Cohle Rust Cohle
  • 2019
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2015
  • 2003
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
2007
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
91% Eastbound & Down
2009-2013
Roy McDaniel
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Guy's Big Bite
2006-2016
Guest
  • 2010
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Himself
  • 2000
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998

QUOTES FROM Matthew McConaughey CHARACTERS

Newton Knight
From this day forward we declare the land of Pascagoula swamp to be a free state of jones.
Cooper
Newton's third law. You gotta leave something behind.
Cooper
We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Connor Mead
Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn't happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less
Brand
Cooper you were thinking about getting home! I was trying to do the right thing!
Cooper
And you tell that to Doyle.
Cooper
You sent people out there looking for a new home?
Prof. Brand
The Lazarus missions.
Cooper
That sounds cheerful.
Prof. Brand
Lazarus care back from the dead.
Cooper
Sure, but he had to die in the first place.
Cooper
I love you forever and I'm coming back.
Cooper
I know what Morse code is Murph I just don't think your bookshelf is trying to talk to you.
Cooper
Mankind was born on Earth ... it was never meant to die here.
Cooper
Come on Tars!
Prof. Brand
We need the bravest humans to find us a new home.
Cooper
But the nearest star is over a thousand years away.
Doyle
Hence the bravery.
Brand
There's the mountains!
Brand
Towards the mountains!
Cooper
Those aren't mountains, they're waves.
Cooper
Everybody ready to say goodbye to our Solar System?
Romilly
To our galaxy.
Doyle
You can't just think about your family now. You have to think bigger than that.
Cooper
I am thinking about my family and millions of other families.
Cooper
I have kids, professor.
Prof. Brand
Get out there, and save them.
Cooper
Dr. Mann there's a 50/50 chance your gonna kill yourself.
Dr. Mann
Those are the best odds I've had in years.
Young Murphy
So, how did it go?...
Cooper
Got you suspended.
Young Murphy
What?!
Cooper
I have an itch, heading back to base!
TARS
Cooper, we are...lined up.
Cooper
Initiating spin!
CASE
It's not possible.
Cooper
No. It's necessary.
Cooper
Parents are the ghosts of their children's future. I can't be your ghost anymore Murph.
Cooper
So how do you plan on saving the world?
Brand
We're not meant to save the world. We're meant to leave it.
Cooper
We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Cooper
We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Cooper
Murph, I love you, forever.
Cooper
We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.
Cooper
We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Brand
Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Cooper
We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Cooper
We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.
Brand
Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.
Rayon
I'm Rayon.
Ron Woodroof
Congratulations... fuck off and go back to your bed.
Jake Brigance
Now Imagine She's White.
Ron Woodroof
You enjoy your life, little lady. You only got one.
Ron Woodroof
Stop staring at her breast. You've started look normal.
Ron Woodroof
Welcome to The Dallas Buyers Club.
Ron Woodroof
There ain't nothing out there that can kill Ron Woodroof in 30 days.
Ron Woodroof
I like your style Doc
Ron Woodroof
I like your style, Doc.
Ron Woodroof
Fuck off!
Ron Woodroof
Get the fuck out of my bed!
Dr. Eve Saks
None of those drugs have been approved by the FDA.
Ron Woodroof
Screw the FDA. I'm going to be DOA.
Mark Hanna
It's his first day on Wall Street give him some time.
Mark Hanna
OK, first rule of Wall Street - Nobody - and I don't care if you're Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet - nobody knows if a stock's going up, down or f-ing sideways, least of all stockbrokers. But we have to pretend we know.
Ron Woodroof
I swear it Ray , god sure was dressin the wrong doll when he blessed you with a set of balls.
Ron Woodroof
I prefer to die with my boots on.
Mark Hanna
How many times a week you jerk off?
Ron Woodroof
Sometimes, I feel I'm fighting for a life that I just ain't got the time to live. I want it all to mean something.
Tucker
You ok?
Ron Woodroof
You rattled my brain
Ron Woodroof
You rattled my brain.
Tucker
What brain?
John F. Kennedy
I'll be looking forward to working with you the next four years.
Jacqueline Kennedy
Eight years
Jacqueline Kennedy
Eight years.
Tip Tucker
You don't do that to me! You don't do that to Tip Tucker and his Tip-Top Trucking!
"Killer" Joe Cooper
She's my retainer!
Chris Smith
Deal's off. You're gonna have to eat this one.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
You know I'll kill you.
Chris Smith
Go fuck yourself.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Do you want me to wear your face?
Denton Van Zan
Don't be a fool. We do this easy... or we can do this real easy.
Denton Van Zan
Don't be a fool. We do this easy or we can do this real easy.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Now suck this.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
I mean all she did was suck his cock and try and steal your money. It could have been worse.
Ansel
How?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Well... no, I suppose that's about as bad as it gets.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
That poor, miserable bastard set his own genitals on fire just to teach his girlfriend a lesson. I guess he showed her. I wonder if she ever got over it.
Dottie
Was he all right?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
No. No, he was not all right. He set his genitals on fire.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
"What did you think this is, Let's Make a Deal? This is serious business you're fucking with here, boy.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
You insult me again, and I'll cut your face off and wear it over my own.
Chris
What do you mean? Hey, man, you talking about my sister?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Is that who she is?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Tuna casserole! May I serve?
Dottie
How are you gonna kill my mama?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
That's not appropriate dinner conversation, Dottie.
Dottie
It is if you poison her.
Randy "Pink" Floyd
Have you seen Jodi around?
Wooderson
No she left your ass.
Randy "Pink" Floyd
Well you win some you lose some.
Wooderson
Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some fuckin' muscle.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Hey! What do you think?
Ansel
I don't!
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Where you aware of this Ansel?
Ansel
I'm never aware...
Ward Jansen
Better be late and be right than be first and be wrong... boy!
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Do you want me to cut off your face and wear it?!
Wooderson
What do you reckon you're gonna do?
Randy "Pink" Floyd
I don't know man I'll probably end up signing it, I just don't wanna give in so easy.
Wooderson
Man it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. Ya know, if it ain't that piece of paper, it's some other choice they're gonna try to make for you. You got to do what Randall "Pink" Floyd wants to do, man. And let me tell you this; the older you do get, the more rules they're gonna TRY to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man. L-I-V-I-N.
Slater
Man, if you're gonna sign that paper, man, you should throw a little grass in the middle, man, roll it up, and sign the joint, man. That's gonna tell 'em somethin'.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
I mean, she did was suck his cock and try to steal your money.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
I mean all she did was suck his cock and try and steal your money. It could have been worse.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
it could have been worse.
Ansel Smith
How?
Ansel
How?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Well... No, I suppose that´s about bad as it gets.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Well...
"Killer" Joe Cooper
No, I suppose tha´s about bad as it gets.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Whose Dick is that?
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Who's dick is this?
Mickey Haller
You know what I'm afraid of now? Evil, pure Evil.
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Dark or white?
Jake Brigance
I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Two men jump out and grab her. They drag her into a nearby field and they tie her up and they rip her clothes from her body. Now they climb on. First one, then the other, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when they're done, after they've killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, they decide to use her for target practice. They start throwing full beer cans at her. They throw them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then they urinate on her. Now comes the hanging. They have a rope. They tie a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she's pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don't find the ground. The hanging branch isn't strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So they pick her up, throw her in the back of the truck and drive out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitch her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. Now imagine she's white!
"Killer" Joe Cooper
Who's dick is this? Is this your dick, Ansl?
Rick Peck
You muh-muh-make me hah-pay.
Wooderson
Wooderson: Alright, alright, alright.
Wooderson
Alright, alright, alright.
Wooderson
Wooderson: That's what I love about these High School chicks man, I get older, they stay the same age.
Wooderson
That's what I love about these High School chicks man, I get older, they stay the same age.
Joe Cooper
Tuna casserole!
Dallas
The law says you cant touch, but I see a lot of Law...Breakers ;)
Dallas
The law says you cannot touch, but I see a lot of lawbreakers up in this house.
Rick Peck
It was like pistol whipping a blind kid.
Dallas
You are the husband they've never had, you are the dream guy they've never came along
Dallas
You are the husband they've never had, you are the dream guy they've never came along.
Dallas
Fact is, the law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonigh
Dallas
Fact is, the law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonight.
Danny Buck Davidson
Frozen like a popsicle.
Jack Lengyel
ls that the Ohio Valley Coal line? The same one that went off the tracks near Akron last winter?
Red Dawson
Yep. That's the one.
Jack Lengyel
Back on track.
Wooderson
That's what I love about these High School chicks man, I get older, they stay the same age.
O'Bannion
Hey Slater give me drugs man!
Wooderson
..get some from your mother man...
Wooderson
Get some from your mother man...
Wooderson
Alright,AlrightAlright
Wooderson
Alright, alright, alright.
Wooderson
Hey man, you got a joint?
Mitch Kramer
Uhh, no; not on me man.
Wooderson
It'd be a lot cooler if you did.
Wooderson
I love those redheads man.
Steve Addington
These guys arn't exactly committed to long care...
Steve Addington
"I'm not an ass clown, in a green room". - S.A.
Steve Addington
I'm not some ass clown in a green room.
Wooderson
"that's why I love them high-school girls, I get older, they stay the same age"
Wooderson
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
Palmer Joss
You could call me a man of the cloth, without the cloth.
Mickey Haller
Client 1: Dont worry I got it (your money) Haller: Exactly, you got it and I dont.
Mickey Haller
Exactly, you got it and I dont.
Mickey Haller
I can't wait to show up the next morning so I can kick your ass!
Wooderson
Alright, alright, alright.
Wooderson
Hey man you got a joint?
Mitch Kramer
No man not on me.
Mitch Kramer
No man, not on me.
Wooderson
It be a cooler if you did.
Studio Executive Rob Slolom
Welcome to the goodie room!
Les Grossman
You paying attention? I'm talking... G5, Pecker! That's how you can roll. No more frequent flyer bitch miles for my boy! Oh yeah! Playa... playa! Big dick playa!
Studio Executive Rob Slolom
Swinging past ya knees!
Les Grossman
Big di*k, baby!
Studio Executive Rob Slolom
Yep
Les Grossman
[turns off the music] Or... you can grow a conscience in the next five minutes and see where that takes you.
Rick Peck
Let me get this straight. You want me to let my client of 15 years, one of my best friends, die in the jungle alone, for some money and a G5?
Les Grossman
Yes
Rick Peck
I got the TiVo!
Rick Peck
How's the adoption thing going?
Tugg Speedman
Not good.
Rick Peck
At least you get to choose yours. I'm stuck with mine.
Rick Peck
[about Speedman] They're going to kill him!
Les Grossman
And we'll weep for him... in the press, set up a scholarship in his name, eventually - and I'm talkin' way, way down the road - we file an insurance claim.
Les Grossman
And we'll weep for him... in the press. Set up a scholarship in his name, eventually, and I'm talkin' way, way down the road, we file an insurance claim.
Studio Executive Rob Slolom
Preferably before the end of the fiscal year. Actually, the claim alone would net us more than the movie would lose.
Rick Peck
You can't be serious?
Les Grossman
You kick in the door to my house all ants in your pants, sucking my left nut to get a TiVo scrap for the 3rd runner-up "sexiest man alive" 1998... And you're asking if I'm SERIOUS?
Les Grossman
You kick in the door to my house all ants in your pants, sucking my left nut to get a TiVo scrap for the 3rd runner-up 'sexiest man alive' 1998... And you're asking if I'm SERIOUS?
Les Grossman
What do you need, Peck?
Rick Peck
What do YOU need, Les? Glasses?
Les Grossman
What?