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Matthew McConaughey was Little Mr. Texas and OMG he's cute (PHOTOS)

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See a young Matthew McConaughey in the moment his parents knew he'd be famous

Some stars are just destined for fame.

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Matthew McConaughey appears to be one of them — he recently revealed one of his first moments in the spotlight and, OMG, it is adorable.

The Oscar-winning actor was being honored by friends, family and other stars as the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award Tuesday in Beverly Hills when he shared the adorable memory with Extra — his first award as a child was Little Mr. Texas!

Well, sort of. That's the story if you ask McConaughey's mom, anyway.

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"Little Mr. Texas," she explained, showing off a picture of McConaughey in an adorable little cowboy hat showing off his trophy. "Isn't that cute? He won an award — Little Mr. Texas."

See a young Matthew McConaughey in the moment his parents knew he'd be famous

Photo credit: Matthew McConaughey/whosay

According to McConaughey himself, however, that's not quite how the story actually goes.

"Oh, I was runner-up," he laughed. "If you ask my mother, she likes to say I won, but I didn't win. See, I thought I won for 20 years and then one day, I blew up that picture and I was like, 'Mom, it says runner-up.' She's like, 'Uhhh.'"

Well, either way, McConaughey sure made an adorable little cowpoke. And he went on to talk about what it's like to raise a few cowpokes of his own — the actor has three kids, 6-year-old Levi, 4-year-old Vida and 2-year-old Livingston.

"They're just starting school," McConaughey told Extra. "They love that... more than I did."

He goes on to dish about how weird it is to have tailor-made tuxes for his kids — McConaughey didn't get his own first tailor-made tux until he was 27! — and writing in his diary to try to figure out what to say during his acceptance speech for the Cinematheque Award.

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Check out the video of the entire interview here and then tell us how cute baby McConaughey is in the comments.

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