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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Matthew David McConaughey

Birth Date :

November 04, 1969

Birth Place :

Uvalde, Texas, USA

Spouse :

Camila Alves (model, since 9-Apr-12)

Claim to fame :

As Jake Brigance in "A Time to Kill" (1996)

Biography


Hollywood might have the awards scorers like Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino or pure entertainers like Seann William Scott and Jason Biggs. But between those two layers there was a need for something to fill in the middle, some actors who were not only lightly amusing but also astonishing at the same time. Simply charming in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (2003) but was dumbfounding in "A Time To Kill" (1996) Matthew McConaughey easily slipped under this category.

Born November 4, 1969 in a small town of Uvalde, Texas, he was raised in a conservative catholic family. His father Jim McConaughey was an ex pro footballer and a gas salesman while his mother Kay was a substitute teacher. Refusing to get involved in his father's business after his graduation from Longview High School, Longview, Texas in 1988, he moved to Australia only to do odd jobs, such as dish washing and scooping chicken dung. He finally made up his mind to return to U.S. and entered University of Texas. He was one step away from becoming a lawyer but immediately felt something was missing. After reading Og Mandino's book which emphasized on "do it now", without further hesitation he quickly turned to film directing. From 1991 onwards, he started to dig his artistic talents by posing for commercials especially beers and also acting for students' film projects. To gain qualifications from his school, he directed a short film titled "Chicano Chariots" in 1992 and graduated the following year. Soon after the graduation he was seeking jobs in which he had become so fond of. Drinking beer in a hotel bar in Austin, he never thought that his destiny was about to change.

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New 'Interstellar' TV Spots Explain Matthew McConaughey's Mission

September 30, 2014 03:10:03 GMT

Until about recently, Christopher Nolan's "" was anything but a mystery. However, new extended TV spots that aired in Australia gave more than their predecessors and early trailers in terms of what's happening on Earth and what 's mission really is.
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Video: Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs Matthew McConaughey Car Ad

September 23, 2014 06:34:05 GMT

has inserted herself into a car commercial which was dropped earlier this month. The funnywoman shared the new clip on YouTube on Monday, September 22, jokingly telling her audience on "" that she had been "cut out" of the original clip.
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Matthew McConaughey Confirmed Not Returning for 'Magic Mike XXL'

September 18, 2014 04:16:28 GMT

Rumor regarding 's unlikely return to "" sequel is indeed true. Speaking to IndieWire, director Gregory Jacobs confirms Dallas' absence from the upcoming second movie called "".
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Matthew McConaughey Faces Bull in Lincoln Video Campaign

September 05, 2014 06:34:44 GMT

Three Lincoln MKC spots starring have landed online. In one ad entitled "Bull", the Oscar-winning actor seemingly channels his "" character, detective Rust Cohle, as he sits in his car, waiting for a big bull to move out of his way.
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Matthew McConaughey Announced as Lincoln's Spokesman

August 22, 2014 07:42:32 GMT

The Lincoln Motor Company has tapped as their new spokesman. In a press release on Thursday, August 21, the company said that the Oscar-winning actor would appear in digital and TV campaigns for the brand for the next two years.
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Matthew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston, Halle Berry to Present at Emmy Awards

August 12, 2014 03:33:14 GMT

The first bacth of presenters for the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards has been announced. Producer Don Mischer revealed on Monday, August 11 that , and would be on hand to present awards at the upcoming event.
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'Interstellar' New Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Searches for New Planet

July 31, 2014 03:15:53 GMT

The "" trailer that caused chatters at the San Diego Comic-Con due to the spectacular visuals shot by Christopher Nolan has finally been unleashed online. It features and as they blast into space to search for a new planet where the human race can inhabit.
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Comic-Con: Matthew McConaughey Debuts New Trailer for 'Interstellar'

July 25, 2014 04:30:00 GMT

"" wowed the crowd during Paramount presentation at the Hall H Thursday, July 24 at San Diego Comic-Con. Main actor and director Christopher Nolan surprised the attendees by showing up unannounced at the panel. They treated the audience to a breathtaking trailer for the movie.
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Matthew McConaughey Eying Role in Edwin Wilson Story

July 22, 2014 01:07:32 GMT

"" could be 's next starring vehicle. The Oscar-winning actor reportedly is circling the Black List script by Andrew Cypiot and was even involved in the process of looking for a director.
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Matthew McConaughey Likely Won't Return for 'Magic Mike' Sequel

June 20, 2014 05:02:56 GMT

may not return for the upcoming "" sequel. , who played a strip club DJ and drug dealer in the first installment back in 2012, dropped the bomb in a new interview with Dish Nation.
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Matthew McConaughey Open to Doing More 'True Detective'

June 06, 2014 06:36:27 GMT

It seems that may have had a change of heart about starring in another season of "". Previously saying that he wouldn't return to the second installment of the crime drama series, he recently said that he'd "be open to doing another one."
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2014 TCA Awards Nominees Include 'Breaking Bad', 'True Detective'

May 28, 2014 07:51:41 GMT

The 30th Annual TV Critics Association Awards has announced this year's nominations. Among contenders in the list is AMC's "" which had ended its five-season run last fall.
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Video: Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Matthew McConaughey Read Mean Tweets on 'JKL'

May 23, 2014 03:24:51 GMT

made more celebrities read mean tweets about themselves on his show. didn't seem to be bothered by the tweet which read, "There are people who think Julia Roberts is hot!? Her gigantic mouth looks like it will devour an elephant in one bite."
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Video: Brad Pitt Tosses a Beer to Matthew McConaughey From Balcony

May 20, 2014 08:43:30 GMT

showed friendly gesture over the weekend when he saw standing in a balcony across the street. On Saturday, May 17, Pitt and McConaughey were standing in their respective balcony in New Orleans when 's other half noticed the actor. He then waved to catch the "" star's attention.
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Matthew McConaughey to Make Another Baby With Camila Alves

March 05, 2014 14:19:31 GMT

There's a reason why and his wife Camila Alves did not stay long at the Oscars afterparty. The "" star wanted to celebrate his Oscar win by adding another baby in the family.
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Matthew McConaughey Not Returning for 'True Detective' Season 2

March 03, 2014 14:49:26 GMT

The Sunday, March 9 finale of "" would be the last episode that stars in. The actor, who won an Oscar that day for his role in "", is not returning for the HBO series' second season.
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Oscars 2014: Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett Win Best Actor and Actress

March 03, 2014 05:00:22 GMT

, who won last year's Best Actress but missed out this year's Best Supporting Actress, took the stage at the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2 to announce Best Actor. won it, following his co-star who already got Best Supporting Actor earlier at the event.
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Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lawrence Dazzle on Red Carpet

March 03, 2014 00:58:07 GMT

, , and Olympic figure skaters and Tara Lipinski were among the early stars to arrive at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. They were on duty to cover the red carpet fashion for such media outlets as E! and Access Hollywood.
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2014 Indie Spirit Awards Full Winners List

March 02, 2014 01:13:16 GMT

"" is paving its way toward Oscar victory. The period drama came as big winner at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards which was held Saturday, March 1 morning in Santa Monica, California.
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Matthew McConaughey Is Suicidal Man in 'Sea of Trees'

February 05, 2014 03:58:09 GMT

"" star has scored a new project which will be helmed by the acclaimed director Gus Van Sant. He is to star opposite in "" as a suicidal man who flies to Japan to die among the trees.
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2014 SAG Awards: 'American Hustle' Takes Top Honor

January 19, 2014 03:39:45 GMT

The 20th annual SAG Awards wrapped up with the announcement of "" as Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. spoke on behalf of the cast ensemble, giving praise to the movie's director, David O. Russell. "He is an actor's director!" Cooper gushed. "He is the reason why we all wanted to become actors as children."
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2014 Oscar Nominees Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity'

January 16, 2014 14:54:51 GMT

The 86th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 16 morning. "" joins the usual suspects, "", "" and "", in the Best Picture category which includes also "", "", "", "" and "".
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'Dallas Buyers Club' First Trailer: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto Unrecognizable

August 28, 2013 01:49:43 GMT

and give their all into their roles in "", a based-on-true-story movie in which the former stars as an HIV-infected Texas electrician, while the latter is featured as a cross-dressing prostitute. The two actors go to extreme lengths, and the first trailer gives fans proper looks at how both of them change.
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Reese Witherspoon Is Asked to Wait for Matthew McConaughey in New 'Mud' Clip

April 20, 2013 06:04:29 GMT

A new clip for Jeff Nichols' upcoming drama "" has been released via Moviefone. Instead of the title character, the new video specifically focuses on his lover Juniper, played by , who's desperately waiting for her man to come.
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Matthew McConaughey Hides From His Dark Past in First 'Mud' Trailer

January 17, 2013 01:40:38 GMT

A first trailer for Jeff Nichols' new drama "" has been debuted. It sees hiding from his dark past by living in a stranded boat on a tree. One day, two young boys find him and slowly but sure they become friends.
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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Name Their Newborn Son Livingston

December 30, 2012 03:41:18 GMT

One day after news about the birth of their third child broke out, and Camila Alves took to Twitter and WhoSay to share their joy of welcoming the new addition to their family. They also revealed the gender and the name of the newborn.
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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Welcome Their Third Child

December 29, 2012 01:23:31 GMT

Congratulations are in order for and his wife Camila Alves. TMZ reported the "" actor and the brunette model, who got married in June this year, welcomed their third child on Friday morning, December 28.
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Kelly Clarkson Is Svelte Diva in New Video 'Catch My Breath'

November 13, 2012 02:06:07 GMT

First season winner of "", , released the new clip for her track "Catch My Breath" on Monday, November 12. The song is the lead single from the chanteuse's first best-of compilation album titled "" due to hit stores on November 19.
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Matthew McConaughey Sparks Concern Over His Extreme Diet for 'Dallas Buyer's Club'

November 13, 2012 01:36:25 GMT

didn't hesitate to undergo a very extreme diet to support his role as an AIDS patient in "The Dallas Buyer's Club". The "" actor prompted concern after he was spotted looking more skeletal than ever on the set of the movie in New Orleans on Sunday, November 11. He was accompanied by his kids and wife Camila Alves, who showed her growing baby bump.
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Trey Songz Scores First No. 1 Album on Hot 200 With 'Chapter V'

August 30, 2012 04:41:42 GMT

R&B singer is getting the hype on his music career as Nielsen Soundscan announces that his latest creation "" lands at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 with 135,000 units sold. He has every reason to celebrate right now since it marks his first-ever chart topper on the list.
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