Matthew McConaughey joining Instagram might be the best thing to happen to the app since its inception nine years ago. For his 50th birthday on Nov. 4, the actor and self-described "pickle expert" - yes, it's written in his bio - trepidatiously announced his arrival in the form of a video shot in a brightly lit foyer. "This is my first venture into sharing myself and my views with the world, and I'm a little bit nervous about it," he said.
Wearing a shearling denim jacket and a backward baseball cap, Matthew proceeded to rattle off several existential thoughts about the nature of social media and the purpose of his account. The whole thing is perhaps what we'd imagine from one of his Ut Austin courses. It's True Detective with the X-Pro II filter serving as cinematographer. It's Interstellar except more decipherable. Simply put, it is peak McConaughey.