25. Mickey Haller, The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
We're getting folksier here. A good sign.
24. Mickey Pearson, The Gentlemen (2020)
Another Mickey! Same vibes.
23. Ward Jansen, The Paperboy (2012)
Again, we're in similar territory here. Straightforward -- see that one syllable first name, two syllable last name -- but with a twist. You don't meet Ward Jansens every day. (Zac Efron also doesn't get peed on by Nicole Kidman every day but that's neither here nor there.)
22. Jake Brigance, A Time To Kill (1996)
Straightforward and melodic. This is a John Grisham character, yes, but also feels timeless. Is McConaughey a real person or is he a being from our collective consciousness?
21. El Rojo, Scorpion Spring (1995)
This is incredibly silly, and yet, can't you imagine McConaughey's twang pronouncing "rojo" incorrectly?
20. Denton Van Zan, Reign of Fire (2002)
A true McConaughey name should feel like warm sand on your toes and smell like freshly chopped wood. But Denton Van Zan is the rejected pseudonym of a wannabe heavy metal superstar. It's still weird enough to work for McConaughey.