Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

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Nov. 4th, 1969
Born in
Uvalde, Texas, USA

Matthew McConaughey's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
True Detective TV Show
True Detective
The Emmy Awards TV Show
The Emmy Awards
The Golden Globe Awards TV Show
The Golden Globe Awards
My Crazy Life TV Show
My Crazy Life

Main Movie Roles

2016 - Free State of Jones
2016 - The Sea of Trees
2014 - Interstellar
2013 - Dallas Buyers Club
2013 - The Wolf of Wall Street
2013 - Mud
2012 - The Paperboy
2012 - Killer Joe
2012 - Magic Mike
2011 - The Lincoln Lawyer
2011 - Bernie
2009 - Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
2008 - Fool's Gold
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - Surfer, Dude
2006 - We Are Marshall
2006 - Failure to Launch
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2005 - Sahara
2005 - Two for the Money
2004 - Paparazzi
2003 - Tiptoes
2003 - How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
2002 - Reign of Fire
2001 - The Wedding Planner
2001 - Frailty
2000 - U-571
1998 - The Newton Boys
1997 - Amistad
1997 - Contact
1996 - Lone Star
1996 - Larger Than Life
1996 - A Time to Kill
1995 - Boys on the Side
1994 - The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
1994 - Angels in the Infield
1993 - My Boyfriend's Back
1993 - Dazed and Confused

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Roy McDaniel
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
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Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor.

McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas located east of Dallas where he attended Longview High School. While in high school, he was voted most handsome in the Longview Lobo Yearbook. He lived for a year in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia, as a Rotary exchange student in 1988. McConaughey attended the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, where he joined Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity and lived at The Castilian residence hall. He began in fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a B.S. degree in Radio-Television-Film.

McConaughey began his acting career in 1991, appearing in television commercials, before being cast in Richard Linklater's film Dazed and Confused, which became a critical success, garnering largely positive reviews. After appearing in some smaller roles in Angels in the Outfield, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Boys on the Side, the television series Unsolved Mysteries, and as the male lead in the 'Trisha Yearwood' music video for the song Walkaway Joe, McConaughey's big break came as the lawyer "Jake Brigance" in the 1996 film A Time to Kill, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name.

McConaughey was cast in leading roles in many more movies: Contact, Amistad, The Newton Boys, EDtv, and U-571. By the early 2000s, he was frequently cast in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, both of which were successful at the box office. During this period, he appeared as a firefighter in the low-budget film Tiptoes, opposite 'Rene Russo', in Two For The Money as a protégé to Al Pacino's gambling mogul, and in Frailty, cast against type as a serial killer, opposite 'Bill Paxton'. On September 10, 2000, he appears as himself on the show Sex and the City on HBO, talking with Carrie Bradshaw played by 'Sarah Jessica Parker' about optioning her columns to make a movie.

His most interesting role was playing Denton Van Zan, an American warrior and dragons hunter in the futuristic thriller Reign of Fire (2002), where he co-starred with another young actor, 'Christian Bale'.

McConaughey starred in the feature film Sahara. He was also named People magazine's “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2005. In 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past in (2009).

Since 2010 he has moved away from romantic comedies and has had critically acclaimed roles in the films The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Bernie (2011), Killer Joe (2011), Mud (2012), Magic Mike (2012) and he will be seen as a gaunt man living with HIV in his upcoming movie Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The role required him to lose 38 pounds. He will next appear in HBO series True Detective.

McConaughey was one of the presenters at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony.

In early 2013, McConaughey was confirmed as the lead in Christopher Nolan's upcoming time travel science fiction film Interstellar, which is set for release on November 7, 2014.

McConaughey's foundation is called the J.K. Livin Foundation, which "is dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women".

McConaughey rescued various pets stranded after the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, in Sherman Oaks, California, he rescued a cat from two youths who had doused it in hairspray and were attempting to set the cat on fire.

McConaughey met Brazilian model and television performer Camila Alves in 2006. He proposed to Alves on Christmas Day 2011. The couple were married on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside. Together they have three children: son Levi Alves McConaughey (b. 2008), daughter Vida Alves McConaughey (b. 2010), and son Livingston Alves McConaughey (b. 2012).

  • Despite being a native Texan, he's a big fan of the Washington Redskins NFL team.
  • Big fan of 'Willie Nelson' (qv).
  • His favorite actor is 'Paul Newman (I)' (qv).
  • (July 2009) Traveled to France to support good buddy, Lance Armstrong, during the 2009 Tour De France.
  • Fan of 'John Mellencamp' (qv)'s music. Was seen wearing a tee shirt from Mellencamp's "Whenever We Wanted" tour in _A Time to Kill (1996)_ (qv).
  • Turned down a role in _The Jackal (1997)_ (qv).
  • Announced that he is auctioning his 1971 Chevy Stingray Corvette on Ebay, and donating all the money to Oprah's Angel Network Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief funds.
  • In 2006, he did an interview with 'Barbara Walters' (qv) and was very happy with the way it was conducted. As a 'thank you', he gave Walters a foot-rub.

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