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Adam Dunn is in a new Matthew McConaughey movie

Feb 20, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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Matthew McConaughey has a new movie coming out this summer called “Dallas Buyer’s Club” that, according to IMDB, tells “the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.”

McConaughey dropped 50 pounds for the movie, which co-stars Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, and … White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn. Seriously.

Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago writes that Dunn makes his acting debut as a bartender and “got involved in the project because an associate was one of the producers.” He spent two days filming the scenes, but doesn’t have any speaking lines.

Dunn, much like Charlie Chaplin before him, doesn’t need to speak to captivate an audience.

  1. number42is1 - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    I heard he hit on Jennifer Garner but he struck out! no? sorry 😦

    • ptfu - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      They should go for a walk. It’s Dunn’s best way of reaching first base.

  2. cur68 - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I take it this isn’t a comedy? Well, whatever. So long as Dunner keeps his shirt on all will be well.

  3. historiophiliac - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    I don’t understand. He’s a bartender but he doesn’t speak? Do you order w/ signs? Are they official Sox signs? If so, do we all get in trouble for stealing them if we just want something on tap?

    • Old Gator - Feb 20, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      They tell the story of the newly hired bartender at a Dublin bar next to a school for the deaf. The owner informs him that one finger means a beer, two a whiskey. That’s all he needs to know. Okay. Five o’clock, school’s out, the bar fills with the hearing and speech impaired students. At first it’s easy – one finger for a beer, two for a whiskey. One, a beer. Two, a whiskey. One, a beer….and so on for an hour or so. Then one of the students flashes a hand signal the bartender doesn’t know. Then another. And another. Soon they’re all making signals the owner didn’t teach him. Nonplussed, the rookie bartender calls the owner in a panic. Since he lives upstairs, he gets right down to the bar and scopes out the scene. “Oh no,” exclaims the owner to the new bartender. “You’ve gotten them drunk! Now they’ll be singing all night!”

  4. sportsdrenched - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Are you sure he didn’t get confused with Toby Keith?

  5. bolweevils2 - Feb 20, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    I don’t think I’d be willing to lose 50 pounds (for a guy like McConaughey who wasn’t fat to begin with) even if it did let me hang around with Jennifer Garner and make a few million. That can’t be good for you. (Well, unless you’re 50 pound overweight to start with)

    • wihalofan - Feb 20, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      And you wouldn’t shave your beard to play for the Yankees?

      • Old Gator - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM

        Nope. I might consider shaving it to hang around Jennifer Garner, though.

  6. hushbrother - Feb 20, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    He could be another Tor Johnson.

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