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Matthew McConaughey is a Movie Actor, and he was born on 4 November - 1969(54 years old) in Texas. Matthew McConaughey zodiac sign is Scorpio. More detailed information about Matthew McConaughey given below.
About Matthew McConaughey
Actor renowned for his roles in Dazed and Confused, Interstellar, and Magic Mike, among others. For his portrayal in Dallas Buyers Club, he won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Actor. He received even more acclaim for his portrayal of Detective Rust Cohle on HBO's True Detective.
He played a lawyer in the film A Time To Kill, where he defended the character played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Matthew McConaughey before fame
He appeared in a number of television advertisements and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in radio, television, and film. In the 1993 film My Boyfriend's Back, he made his debut as Guy #2.
Achievement of Matthew McConaughey
He portrayed a lawyer in the film A Time To Kill, in which he defended Samuel L. Jackson's character.
Net Worth 2020
Matthew McConaughey family life
From 1996 until 1998, he was in a relationship with actress Sandra Bullock. In 2012, he married model Camila Alves. Livingston and Levi are the couple's two boys, while Vida is their daughter.
Associations of Matthew McConaughey
He co-starred in Jennifer Lopez's film The Wedding Planner.
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Matthew McConaughey Timeline
Matthew David McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen "Kay"/"KMac" (nu00e9e McCabe), is a former kindergarten teacher and published author who taught him. She was originally from Trenton, New Jersey. His father, James Donald "Jim" McConaughey, was born in Mississippi in 1929 and raised in Louisiana, where he ran an oil pipe supply business; he played for the Kentucky Wildcats and the Houston Cougars college football teams. In 1953, Jim was drafted in the 27th round by the NFLu0027s Green Bay Packers. He was released before the season began and never played an official league game in the NFL.
McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas, in 1980, where he attended Longview High School. He lived in Australia for a year, in Warnervale, New South Wales, as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in 1988. He attended the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), where he joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He began in the fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. His original plan had changed as he wanted to attend Southern Methodist University until one of his brothers told him that private school tuition would have been a burden on the familyu0027s finances. He also had planned to attend law school after graduation from college, but he realized he was not interested in becoming a lawyer.
In 1992, he was cast as the boyfriend "Walkaway Joeu0027u0027, a music video for Trisha Yearwoodu0027s collaboration with Don Henley. Also that year, he acted in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Bob Balabanu0027s My Boyfriendu0027s Back premiered on August 6, 1993, where McConaughey made his first big screen appearance as u0027u0027Guy 2u0027u0027. On 23 September. Richard Linklateru0027s Dazed and Confused premiered. McConaughey played Wooderson in a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, Parker Posey, Adam Goldberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Nicky Katt, and Rory Cochrane. He was not originally cast in the film, as the role of Wooderson was originally small and meant to be cast locally for budget purposes. At the time of casting, he was a film student at the University of Texas in Austin, who went out with his girlfriend at the Hyatt hotel bar, where he approached casting director Don Phillips in the bar of the Hyatt. Phillips recalls, "The bartender says to him, u0027See that guy down there? Thatu2019s Don Phillips. He cast Sean Penn in Fast Times.u0027 And Matthew goes, u0027Iu2019m gonna go down and talk to this guy." Phillips also recalls that Linklater didnu0027t like McConaughey at first "because he was too handsome." During production, another character named Pickford, was meant to be a larger role. Due to the behavior of the actor playing Pickford with other cast members, his screen time was cut in favor of McConaugheyu0027s character, Wooderson. Linklater recalled "There was another actor who was kind of the opposite [of McConaughey]. He wasnu2019t really getting along with everybody. I could tell the actors werenu2019t responding to him." Much of the Wooderson role was improvised or written on the spot. Dazed and Confused was released on September 24, 1993 in 183 theaters, grossing $918,127 on its opening weekend. It went on to make $7.9 million in North America. The film received positive reviews from critics. The film generally gets favorable reviews. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 92% approval rating. The websiteu0027s critical consensus reads: "Featuring an excellent ensemble cast, a precise feel for the 1970s, and a killer soundtrack, Dazed and Confused is a funny, affectionate, and clear-eyed look at high school life." In her review for The Austin Chronicle, Marjorie Baumgarten gave particular praise to Matthew McConaugheyu0027s performance: "He is a character weu0027re all too familiar with in the movies but McConaughey nails this guy without a hint of condescension or whimsy, claiming this character for all time as his own".
In 1994, McConaughey acted im Angels in the Outfield, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, and Daniel Johnstonu0027 music video u0027u0027Life in Vainu0027u0027.
On February 3, 1995, Herbert Rossu0027 Boys on the Side premiered, where McConaughey acted. That year he also acted in Brian Coxu0027s Scorpion Spring, crime thriller.
On June 21, 1996, John Saylesu0027 Lone Star premiered. Its neo-Western mystery film set in a small town in South Texas. McConaughey is in an ensemble cast that features Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, and Elizabeth Peu00f1a. On July 24, McConaughey played the lawyer Jake Brigance in Joel Schumacheru0027s A Time to Kill premiering that day. The film is based on the John Grisham courtroom crime novel of the same name. In an ensemble piece McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey share the top billing. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 67%. The criticsu0027 consensus reads: "Overlong and superficial, A Time to Kill nonetheless succeeds on the strength of its skillful craftsmanship and top-notch performances". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A" on scale of A+ to F. In the U.S. it reached number one during its first two weeks and grossed over $108 million domestically, and an additional $43,500,000 was made internationally.At MTV Movie Awards, McConaughey won Best Breakthrough Performance. On the 1st of November, Larger Than Life premiered. In this road comedy film starring Bill Murray, and directed by Howard Franklin, where McConaughey played a supporting role. Also that year he acted in Glory Daze.
In 1997, McConaughey starred in the science fiction drama film Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Saganu0027s 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film. In the film, Jodie Foster portrays the filmu0027s protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The nations of the world fund the construction of the machine and an international panel is assembled to choose a candidate to travel in the machine. Although Arroway is a frontrunner to go, her hopes are scuppered by Christian philosopher Palmer Joss (McConaughey), a panel member whom Arroway met and briefly became romantically involved with. Contact premiered on July 1, 1997, at the Westwood Theater in Los Angeles, California. The film was released in the United States on July 11, 1997, in 1,923 theaters, earning $20,584,908 in its opening weekend. Contact eventually grossed $100,920,329 in the US and $70,200,000 in foreign countries, reaching a worldwide total of $171,120,329. On the basis of 66 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 65% of critics gave positive reviews. The critical consensus reads, "Contact elucidates stirring scientific concepts and theological inquiry at the expense of satisfying storytelling, making for a brainy blockbuster that engages with its ideas, if not its characters." On the 10th of December 1997, Steven Spielbergu0027s Amistad premiered, McConaughey was in the lead cast with Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, and Djimon Hounsou.
In 1998, The Newton Boys, co-written and directed by Richard Linklater was released. It is based on the true story of the Newton Gang, a family of bank robbers from Uvalde, Texas. The film stars McConaughey, the other Newton family members are played by Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent Du0027Onofrio.
In 1999, McConaughey acted in EDtv. Directed by Ron Howard, its an adaptation of the Quebecois film Louis 19, King of the Airwaves (Louis 19, le roi des ondes) (1994), with an ensemble that includes Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Landau, Rob Reiner, Sally Kirkland, Elizabeth Hurley, Clint Howard, and Dennis Hopper. The film was a box office bomb, grossing only $35.2 million from an $80 million production budget.
In 2000, U-571 a 2000 submarine film directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Weber, and Matthew Settle. The plot is fictional and portrays a World War II German submarine boarded by American submariners to capture her Enigma cipher machine. The film was financially successful and reasonably well received by critics.
McConaughey starred in the 2005 feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penu00e9lope Cruz. Prior to the release of the film, he promoted it by sailing down the Amazon River and trekking to Mali. That same year, McConaughey was named People magazineu0027s "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2005. In 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch and as Marshall head football coach Jack Lengyel in We Are Marshall. McConaughey also provided voice work in an ad campaign for the Peace Corps in late 2006. He replaced Owen Wilson in Ben Stilleru0027s Tropic Thunder after Wilsonu0027s suicide attempt. On January 21, 2008, McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: Itu0027s Whatu0027s for Dinner", replacing Sam Elliott.
McConaughey met Camila Alves in 2006. He and Alves became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married in a private Catholic ceremony on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside. Together, they have three children: a son born in July 2008, a daughter born in January 2010, and a second son was born in December 2012.
In 2012, McConaughey starred alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, based on Tatumu0027s early life, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. He returned to his East Texas roots, working again with director Richard Linklater on Bernie, playing district attorney Danny Buck Davidson. In June 2012, McConaughey was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2013, he portrayed Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. The role of a rodeo rider who discovers he has AIDS and struggles to get treatment required him to lose nearly 50 lb (22 kg). The film earned McConaughey many acting awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor u2013 Drama, and the Academy Award for Best Actor. His co-star Jared Leto won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making Dallas Buyers Club the first film since Mystic River (2003) to win both awards. He also featured in Martin Scorseseu0027s The Wolf of Wall Street as Mark Hanna, an early boss of Jordan Belfort. During this time, McConaughey recorded a public service announcement in Austin, Texas for the LBJ Presidential Library.
In April 2014, Time magazine included McConaughey in its annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World". In August 2014, the Lincoln Motor Company signed a multi-year collaboration with McConaughey for an ad campaign. The commercials, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), featured McConaughey as a storyteller driving around in Lincolnu0027s MKC crossover. Shortly after the commercials debuted in September 2014, they were parodied by Ellen DeGeneres, Conan Ou0027Brien, Jim Carrey, South Park, and Saturday Night Live. Overall sales for Lincoln increased by 25 percent one month after the ads debuted. The series of commercials starring McConaughey continued for several more years; during this period he also endorsed the MKZ sedan, MKX and Nautilus crossovers and Aviator SUV.On November 17, 2014, McConaughey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on 6931 Boulevard. Also that year, he shared star billing with Woody Harrelson in HBOu0027s crime drama anthology series True Detective. For his role as Rust Cohle, he won the Criticsu0027 Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, which he lost to Bryan Cranston and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor u2013 Miniseries or Television Film. With his first Oscar win and the critical acclaim received for True Detective, "McConaughey seems to be tapping into something essential, remaining himself while stretching, getting older while staying the same age." Critic Rachel Syme dubbed his recognition and performances while taking on more complex, dramatic roles as "The McConaissance".
McConaughey also played Cooper, a widowed father and astronaut, alongside Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, and Casey Affleck in Christopher Nolanu0027s science fiction film Interstellar (2014). After finishing Gus Van Santu0027s 2015 film The Sea of Trees with Ken Watanabe, in 2016, McConaughey starred in two films, Free State of Jones and Gold, and voiced leading characters in two animated films, Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing.In 2016, McConaughey was hired as creative director and celebrity spokesman for Wild Turkeyu0027s latest campaign, to bring in more women and more international customers.McConaughey started the just keep livin foundation, which is "dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women". On February 25, 2016, McConaughey received the Creative Conscience award from unite4:humanity for his work with his foundation.
McConaughey starred as Walter Padick in the 2017 Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, which received negative reactions from the critics. In 2018, he starred in the true life gangster drama White Boy Rick, which gained mixed reviews. In 2019, he headlined the erotic thriller Serenity, that also starred Diane Lane and Anne Hathaway. The film was panned by both critics and audiences after its release on January 25. McConaughey next had the starring role in Harmony Korineu0027s The Beach Bum, a comedy also featuring Zac Efron and Jonah Hill. The film was released on March 29, 2019. In late 2019, McConaughey appeared in the Guy Richie film The Gentlemen, playing fictional cannabis baron Mickey Pearson.
McConaughey is a lifelong fan of the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Redskins), having begun following the team because of Chris Hanburger and his support of the Indians in Cowboy and Indian Western Movies. He even claims to have attended the last Redskins game at RFK Stadium and first game at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium as well as the first one at the renamed FedEx Field. He is also a lifelong fan of the Texas Longhorns, the team of his alma mater. In 2019, he became a minority owner of Austin FC, a team in Major League Soccer scheduled to begin play in 2021.In 2019, McConaughey officially became a professor of practice for the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Moody College of Communication in his alma mater, UT-Austin; he had served as a visiting instructor since 2015. The first two sessions were about the filming of the movie Free State of Jones.
In 2020, McConaughey published his memoir, Greenlights.
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