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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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Report: Matthew McConaughey Eyed for Villain Role in 'Spider-Man' Reboot

May 21, 2015 06:41:37 GMT

has been targeted by Marvel Studios for a villain role in upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot. According to Point of Geeks, Marvel is eying Matthew to play Norman Osborn a.k.a. Green Goblin in the upcoming reboot.
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Matthew McConaughey Reveals He Considered Marvel and DC Movies

May 18, 2015 10:25:28 GMT

Following his successful performance in "", "" and "", has been high in demand. In an interview with Varietwhiy talking about his upcoming movie, "", he revealed that he had been eyed by Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. to star in superhero movies.
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Matthew McConaughey and Gus Van Sant Respond to 'Sea of Trees' Critics at Cannes

May 16, 2015 17:50:48 GMT

and director Gus Van Sant responded after their latest movie "" got lukewarm response at the Cannes Film Festival. It's reportedly the first film to receive boos from audience at this year's French film festival.
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First Footage of Matthew McConaughey's 'Sea of Trees' Unveiled

May 13, 2015 10:17:25 GMT

The first clip of Gus Van Sant's "" has arrived. It features 's character in a forest where he encounters a Japanese man played by .
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Matthew McConaughey to Star in Sony's 'The Billionaire's Vinegar'

March 27, 2015 01:55:49 GMT

Amidst the filming of his latest feature "", has scored one new project, namely "". The Sony Pictures film is based on the book by Benjamin Wallace, titled "The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine".
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Jimmy Kimmel and Matthew McConaughey Film Ad to Promote Vintage Video Store

March 18, 2015 05:01:46 GMT

brings his ABC talk show back to Austin, Texas this week for South by Southwest festival. Thanking local people who warmly welcomed the "" team last year, he wanted to give back by helping a local business to produce a TV commercial.
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First Look at Matthew McConaughey as Civil War Soldier in 'Free State of Jones'

March 10, 2015 06:00:39 GMT

STX Entertainment announced on Monday, March 9 that shooting on its upcoming film "" had been kicked off in New Orleans, Lousiana, and in the wake of the announcement, first photo of its leading actor in character has surfaced. The shot shows the hunk in the battle while wearing his civil war soldier ensemble.
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'SNL' Special Videos: Jim Carrey Impersonates Matthew McConaughey, Edward Norton Takes on Stefon

February 16, 2015 07:03:09 GMT

delivered his best take on on the "" 40th anniversary special. He appeared halfway through "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch where stepped in as host Alex Trebek.
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Matthew McConaughey Denies Owning Deer Hunting Ranch

February 05, 2015 07:58:20 GMT

landed in hot water after he was allegedly named as the co-founder of a "canned hunting" ranch in Texas. However, his representative has set the record straight, telling Mail Online, "Matthew McConaughey has no ownership in this ranch. Get your facts straight."
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Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett to Present at Oscars

February 04, 2015 21:07:23 GMT

The first presenters of the upcoming 87th annual Academy Awards are announced. Last year's big winners , , , and are all enlisted to present awards at the Oscars on February 22.
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Brad Pitt Is in Talks for Angelina Jolie's 'Africa', Matthew McConaughey Joins 'Born to Run'

January 29, 2015 03:02:40 GMT

is eyeing another collaboration with his wife . According to a Wednesday, January 28 report by TheWrap, the "" star is in talks to appear in Jolie's "". He is set to lead the biopic, playing a paleo-archaeologist named Richard Leakey who fought elephant poachers in the 1980s in Kenya.
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Matthew McConaughey's Audition Video for 'Dazed and Confused' Surfaces

January 13, 2015 08:19:15 GMT

An audition tape from Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" featuring emerged online about two decades after the movie was released. The Criterion Collection uploaded the video on YouTube on Monday, January 12. In it, the Oscar-winning actor can be seen delivering some lines alongside two actors.
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Matthew McConaughey Cruises Los Angeles in New Lincoln Ads

December 30, 2014 04:27:37 GMT

is back with two new commercials for Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The new ads, which were shot by Nicolas Winding Refn in Los Angeles, will air during college football games on January 1, 2015.
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Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron Announced as Voice Cast in 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

December 23, 2014 04:40:47 GMT

Laika has announced their new project and its stellar cast members. The studio, which is behind "", said on Monday, December 22 that they would be working on a new animated feature called "". It will be the directorial debut of Laika President and CEO Travis Knight.
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Matthew McConaughey Gets a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

November 18, 2014 01:56:18 GMT

has been honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wearing a grey suit, white shirt, black shoes and no tie, the Oscar-winning actor was joined by his wife Camila Alves and their three adorable children, Levi, Vida and Livingston, as he received the 2,534th star on Monday, November 17.
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Matthew McConaughey in Talks to Star as Civil War Leader

November 06, 2014 00:32:26 GMT

"" could be 's next starring vehicle. The Oscar-winning actor is in talks to star in the Civil War movie, which is also eying "" helmer Gary Ross to direct.
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Matthew McConaughey Talks Comic Book Movie Amidst 'Doctor Strange' Rumor

November 05, 2014 08:19:42 GMT

expresses his interest to do comic book movie. The "" actor who was rumored being eyed to lead Marvel's "" says he would love to take on a superhero role only if he feels he can add something to it.
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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway Premiere 'Interstellar' in L.A.

October 27, 2014 06:01:31 GMT

Stars turned up at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles, Hollywood on Sunday, October 26 to celebrate the premiere of "". Lead actor attended the event accompanied by his model wife Camila Alves.
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Anne Hathaway Recalls Embarrassing Night at Matthew McConaughey's House

October 23, 2014 07:16:14 GMT

paid tribute to who was honored with the American Cinematheque Award on Tuesday night, October 21 at L.A.'s Beverly Hilton Hotel. The 31-year-old actress said she became friends with Matthew while filming "".
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Matthew McConaughey Doesn't Want Redskins Name to Change

October 22, 2014 03:49:54 GMT

opens up about being a fan of the Washington Redskins in the November edition of GQ. The Oscar-winning actor, who graces the front page in a denim shirt and gray pants, sports a huge smile in the photo as he talks about various topics including his family and his rom-com movies in an interview.
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Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey Lined Up for 'Dr. Strange'

October 15, 2014 04:17:17 GMT

"Dr. Strange" casting rumors heat up again after dropped out of negotiations to portray the Sorcerer Supreme. , , and are reportedly among the candidates to headline the pic.
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Matthew McConaughey Delivers Inspiring Speech to Texas Longhorns Football Team

October 03, 2014 02:12:18 GMT

delivered an inspiring mid-practice speech to Texas Longhorns football team over the weekend. In a new video posted on Longhorn Network's official YouTube channel, Matthew can be seen leading the team on his famous chest-thump-singing.
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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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