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Matthew McConaughey has come a long way from uttering his most famous words in “Dazed and Confused.” In addition to blockbuster and critically acclaimed works like his delightful bit in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “True Detective” where he co-starred with Woody Harrelson, McConaughey has nabbed acting’s highest prize, an Academy Award for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

All of which is to say, McConaughey treats his craft seriously. So much so, that when he was prepping for his role as a gentlemen’s club owner in “Magic Mike,” he visited gentlemen’s clubs to get a better feel for the industry.

While that may not seem crazy on its head, the impressive thing is how to-heart he took his studies.

“Then I noticed that night that in the role I was playing, Dallas, who is the owner of the club, I’m like going, ‘You know what, if I ran this joint, I would have someone at the door marking what kind of car every woman pulled up in,’” McConaughey told Graham Bensinger (h/t Johnell Gipson at Showbiz CheatSheet).

Any club owner knows meticulous attention to detail is a prime ingredient in the recipe for success and it seems that shone through in McConaughey’s research.

“I want to know if they’re pulling up in a Mercedes, or a Subaru,” McConaughey said. “The reason Dallas wants to know where the lady that pulled up in the Mercedes is is because I want my best man, my best dancer—who’s the Channing [Tatum, McConaughey’s costar in “Magic Mike”] character—to zero in on her. Zero in on her because where we make the big bucks is the solo dances later. And you get her back there, that’s when we’re getting those Benji Franklins out.

“I’m making marks.”

Check out the original interview with Graham Bensinger here!

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