What Matthew McConaughey Just Said About Being American Hits The Nail On The Head

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Matthew McConaughey is proud to be an American.

Matthew McConaughey

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During a recent interview about his latest film “Free State of Jones,” which focuses on the Civil War, the 46-year-old actor said he is optimistic about the country’s future.

“America turns the page and evolves quicker than most places historically,” McConaughey said. “In that way I’m inspired, and it makes me happy to be, and honored, to be an American.”

“I’m not saying everything is just as they should be. But our ambition and our diligence to march forward for change, to test it out, to not give in to every new idea…where do we hang onto tradition, and where do we progress with new ideas, and ones that will hopefully stand the test of time?” (RELATED: Would You Take Penelope Cruz To Mexico And Dump Her? Because This Guy Did)

“That excites me about our country.”