Watch Kluber embrace blonde wig, heavy cynicism in ‘True Detective’ audition

'Smile? There's no reason to smile.'

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Time is a flat circle in which 28-year-old Indians hurler Corey Kluber just keeps striking dudes out … forever.

According to Kluber, who’s tallied a 2.41 ERA and nearly 10 K/9 so far this season in breakout campaign, some people think that the pitcher’s emotionless demeanor resembles Rust Cohle’s (Matthew McConaughey) from HBO’s popular new series "True Detective."

So, Kluber played along and appeared in an "audition tape" for "True Detective", reading a few of Cohle’s lines that sound only a bit less horrifying from Kluber’s lips, not McConaughey’s.