TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In a Twitter video posted Sunday evening, actor Matthew McConaughey effectively ruled out a 2022 run for governor.

The actor thanked those who supported a run, saying “as a simple kid born in the little of Ulvade, Texas, it never occurred to me I would one day be considered for political leadership. It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder.”

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However, the actor said, “It is also not a path I am choosing to take at the moment.”

Instead, McConaughey continued, he will “continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses, and foundations that I believe are leaders, establishments that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life, [and] organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while also building prosperity.”

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“That’s the American Dream.”

McConaughey also encouraged Texans to not expect politicians to “do anything for us unless we choose to do for ourselves.”

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While McConaughey’s statement rules out a 2022 rule, it also leaves room for the actor to enter the political field at some point in the future.

CBSDFW.com Staff