See Matthew McConaughey Celebrate His Birthday In The Weirdest Way

Matthew McConaughey celebrated his 53rd birthday on social media with a bowl of Fruity Pebbles.

By Gareth Skarka | Published

Matthew McConaughey recently turned 53, and posted to Instagram to share his long-awaited birthday morning ritual: eating a bowl of Fruity Pebbles. The Oscar-winning actor posted a picture of himself, shirtless and smiling with a nearly-empty bowl of the sugary cereal, and a large open box nearby. “Waiting all year for my birthday breakfast… I was not paid by Fred or Barney for this post  #noad,” the native Texan wrote.

At 53, the actor shows no sign of slowing down. In June 2022, Matthew McConaughey spoke at the White House briefing following the tragic school shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and gave his opinion on gun laws in the U.S. A year prior, the actor confirmed he was considering running in the 2022 Texas gubernatorial election but later released a video on his official Twitter stating that he would not run for office.

Outside of his political efforts, Matthew McConaughey is full steam ahead on his acting career. As reported in a GFR exclusive, the actor is currently being considered by Universal to star in an adaptation of Doctor Jeckyll and Mister Hyde.

The actor’s most recent project, the girls’ soccer movie Dallas Sting, was recently cancelled only six weeks away from start of production, after an investigation into the film’s true story uncovered disturbing allegations. There are no specifics about what was uncovered, but it seems to have to do with the basis for the story itself and not the film production. The film was inspired by the true story of a Dallas girls’ soccer team who traveled to China and defeated some of the best women’s teams in the world. Matthew McConaughey was cast as Coach Bill Kinder, who led the team to victories over Australia, Japan, China, and finally Italy in the championship game.

Most recently, McConaughey lent his voice to the lead character in 2021’s Sing 2, directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet. In the film, Buster Moon— the koala voiced by McConaughey — and his singing group put on a show in Redshore City, where they try to win over an entertainment mogul by enlisting the help of a reclusive rock star. The film currently has a 98% audience score at RottenTomatoes.

Matthew McConaughey has other ventures underway as well. As noted in a interview with People Magazine, McConaughey’s award-winning bourbon, Longbranch, is entering a partnership with Walden Retreats to offer fans an “immersive bourbon-infused experience on the outskirts of Austin.”

“I know how much that’s done for my own health, mentally, spiritually and physically in my own life,” he says of time spent in the outdoors in Texas. “It’s hard to find that time these days in the world, in the lives we live. So if you can combine a luxury experience, plus an open invitation to get outdoors, or go take a walk in the middle of the night, or whatever it’s going to be, that’s a true five-star experience in my mind.”

No word yet on whether the ranch retreat will include bowls of Fruity Pebbles.