Matthew McConaughey had an important message to share on Independence Day.

“Happy 244th birthday, America. We are going through some growing pains with this one, aren’t we?” McConaughey said in a video posted on his Twitter.

“But growing pains are good because how else are we going to grow the hell up,” he continued. “I think we need to look each other in the eye…we need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves ‘how can I be better?…how can I be more responsible?…how can I make sure we wear the damn mask?'”

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“That is how we make a collective change. That is how we get to next year’s birthday and birthdays beyond that and we start partying again. Looking around and saying ‘Oh, we always got work to do, we never arrive, but we improved,” he said.

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“That’s on me, that’s on you. It’s game time. Ding, ding, we are in the ring America, let’s quit messing about and get it done.”

Also offering similar advice on Independence Day is one of the stars of the movie “Independence Day”, Bill Pullman, who recorded a special PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain.

Pullman — a.k.a. “the most presidential actor of all time” — implores Americans to celebrate the Fourth of July by putting on a “freedom mask,” and he explained the meaning of the term.

“Because if all of America agreed to wear one of these going into public places, we’d be a little closer to being free to safely go back to places like bars, and restaurants, and schools — and most importantly, movie theatres.” Watch: