Matthew David McConaughey (/məˈkɒnəheɪ/; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. McConaughey first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming of age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993). He went on to appear in films in a variety of genres including the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), the legal thriller A Time to Kill (1996), Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Amistad (1997), the science fiction drama Contact (1997), the comedy EDtv (1999) and the war film U-571 (2000).
In the 2000s he became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (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), and Magic Mike (2012). He achieved further success in 2013 for portraying a homophobic cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama and an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, among other awards and nominations.
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, with 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, with Bill Paxton, who also directed.
McConaughey starred in the feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz. Prior to the release of the movie, he promoted it by repeating some trips he took in the late 1990s, including sailing down the Amazon River and trekking to Mali. That same year, McConaughey was 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. McConaughey also provided voice work for an ad campaign of the Peace Corps in late 2006. He replaced Owen Wilson in Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder after Wilson’s suicide attempt. On January 21, 2008, McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner", replacing actor Sam Elliot. In June 2010 it was announced that McConaughey is teaming up with Marc Hyman to develop a scripted comedy for TV channel FX based on material from J. R. Reed.
McConaughey was one of the presenters at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony. In 2012, he starred alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, based on Tatum’s early life, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. He returned to his East Texas roots, by working again with director Richard Linklater on Bernie, the story of a small-town funeral director, played by Jack Black, who kills the town’s grande dame, played by Shirley MacLaine. McConaughey played real-life district attorney Danny Buck Davidson, who had prosecuted the real Bernie Tiede in 1998. McConaughey’s mother, KayMac, played one of the town gossips in the film. The film premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival and hit theaters in April 2012. In June 2012, McConaughey was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He played Ron Woodroof in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. The film gathered wide critical acclaim and has earned McConaughey many acting awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The role in the film required him to lose 38 pounds. During this time, he recorded a public service announcement in Austin, Texas for the LBJ Presidential Library. He will next appear in HBO series True Detective. 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 and then-girlfriend Camilla Alves in 2010.
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."
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