Matthew McConaughey's speechless romance
16:30 30 December 2005
Matthew McConaughey loves communicating with girlfriend Penelope Cruz without words.
The heartthrob actor says his romance with the Spanish-speaking actress is particularly special because they sometimes have to speak to each other without words.
He revealed: "It's amazing how much better you can communicate when you get rid of all those damn words! You start behaving like you do with a child who can't speak yet - you do charades. And it really works.
He added to Britain's Now magazine: "I know a little bit of Spanish - I can get a noun and a verb - and then I act out the rest."
He added: "You're able to say what you mean by talking less. And then sometimes when you are talking, you don't say what you're meant to say and it becomes kind of poetic."
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