Few can argue that there was a more arresting presence on TV in 2014 so far than that of Rustin “Rust” Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey, in HBO’s anthology series True Detective. Rust’s “time is flat circle” comments (among so many other) captured the zeitgeist alongside the performance of his co-star Woody Harrelson (“what is ‘scented meat?’”) and the show’s exceptional writing and directing (by Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Fukunaga respectively).
But McConaughey’s role as Rust has also been an integral part of the “McConassaince,” which started with Magic Mike and Dallas Buyers Club, and has included films like Mud and presumably the upcoming Interstellar. Still, his turn in True Detective was one that really resonated with TV audiences in a way few expected. Might he do it again? Hit the jump for more.