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Flashback: Willie Nelson, Matthew McConaughey Team Up in 'Surfer, Dude'


Have you ever wondered what it might be like to hang out with Matthew McConaughey and Willie Nelson? Personally, they're both on my dream dinner party guest list. But while we may never get the chance to hang with two of the chillest celebrities in existence, we can still get a glimpse of what it might be like.

Back in 2008, two Texas treasures teamed up in the stoner comedy Surfer, Dude. They're both talented actors, but I get the feeling that neither of these roles were a huge stretch for our heroes.

McConaughey portrays Steve Addington, a surfer dealing with an existential crisis. It's a quintessential pre- McConaissance role, in which appearing shirtless was probably a pre-requisite. Nelson portrays Farmer Bob, a spiritual guide to McConaughey.

Written by S.R. Bindler and also starring Woody Harrelson (who would later co-star with McConaughey on HBO's True Detective), the movie was not a hit -- critically or commercially. But at least it brought two of our favorites together on screen, which is alright, alright, alright by us.

Even better? The pair are great friends in real life. Just this year, McConaughey even sent Nelson a special message for his birthday during the Red Headed Stranger's 4/20 virtual concert celebration.

Last year, McConaughey and fellow longtime Nelson friend Snoop Dogg even sang the country legend's "On the Road Again" on Carpool Karaoke.

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Nelson, who Snoop Dogg once said belonged on the Mount Rushmore of weed smokers launched his own brand of marijuana, Willie's Reserve, in Colorado in 2015.

The video below features a 2015 interview with the Red Headed Stranger on his plans for the business venture.

In 2012, recreational marijuana use became legal in both Colorado and Washington state. The legal decision 
drove Nelson to get into the business himself. The musician has been known for his open use of the drug throughout his long career.

The now 87-year-old says he believes that recreational marijuana use will become legal across the country in less than a decade.

For Nelson, money isn't a driving factor when it comes to Willie's Reserve. Instead, he hopes the move will help make marijuana usage more socially acceptable to the general population.

"It'll generate talk," Nelson explained, "which is more important than money."

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