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Matthew McConaughey won’t be the first actor to run for a US state’s governor position, so why not give it a go?

During a syndicated interview with Hugh Hewitt in the United States, 51-year-old Matthew McConaughey said that it wouldn’t be up to him, but hinted that he might consider running for the governor of Texas.

"It would be up to the people more than it would me."

Reuters reports that the Texas-born and raised actor hasn’t confirmed the fact that he’s considering a career in politics.

"Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.

I still question how much you can really get done in politics, and I don’t know if politics is my avenue to get what maybe I am best equipped to get done," he said.

McConaughey, who has just published a memoir titled Greenlights, won't be the first celebrity to run for office in the US political scene.

According to Reuters, other celebrities who have managed to successfully get into politics include Arnold Schwarzenegger who became the governor of California, Clint Eastwood became the mayor of Carmel, and don’t forget current US president, Donald Trump.

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