Actor Matthew McConaughey has ruled out running for Texas
of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.
The Academy Award winner said in a video that political leadership was not a route
he was choosing to take “at this moment.”
Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can
be most useful in this life going forward. Useful to myself, useful to my family and to
the most amount of people,” McConaughey, 52, explained in a three-minute
Instagram video on Sunday, November 28.
While the Magic Mike star found political leadership to be “a humbling and inspiring
path to ponder,” he ultimately decided that it is “a path that I’m choosing not to take
at this moment.”
The Oscar winner added that he would “continue to work and invest the bounty I
have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses, and foundations that I believe are
leaders, establishments that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in
life, organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while also generating
prosperity. That’s the American dream.”
The Lincoln Lawyer actor also reflected on what he learned while studying the
current political system.
“That we have some problems we need to fix. That our politics needs a new purpose.
That we have divides that need healing. That we need more trust in our lives,” he
shared in the video. “I’ve learned that freedom comes with responsibility and that
great leaders serve.”