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Matthew McConaughey (born 4.11.1969) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, known for 'Dazed and Confused', 'True Detective' and 'Interstellar'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Matthew McConaughey has a net worth of 75 million USD.

Childhood: Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, to Mary and James McConaughey. Matthew youngest of three brothers, and his father, James, ran an oil an oil pipe supply firm and owned a gas station, as well as having once played football for the Green Bay Packers.

McConaughey's parents divorced and remarried a number of times, with their sons raised as Baptists. McConaughey took part in a student exchange program while at school, and spent a year living in Gorokan, New South Wales, Australia.

Career: Matthew McConaughey's acting career started out in 1991, where he started out as a television commercial actor while also studying at the College of Communication at The University of Texas in Austin. In 1993, McConaughey was cast in the film 'Dazed and Confused', as well as making an appearance in in Trisha Yearwood's music video for her song 'Walkaway Joe' in the same year. Following these appearances, McConaughey was cast in roles for films like 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre:

The Next Generation', 'Boys on the Side' and 'Angels in the Outfield'. McConaughey's big break came in 1996, when he was cast in 'A Time to Kill' alongside Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. Following this role, McConaughey was given leading roles in 'Contact', 'Amistad' and 'EDtv'.

In 2000, McConaughey started appearing in romantic comedy movies like 'The Wedding Planner' and 'How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days'. He broke the mould by appearing as a serial killer in the film 'Frailty'. In 2008, McConaughey filled in for Owen Wilson following his suicide attempt in the Ben Stiller action comedy 'Tropic Thunder'.

Deciding that he had found himself in a typecast situation after starring in a variety of romantic and action comedies, McConaughey appeared in 'Magic Mike' in 2012, before making an Oscar-winning turn in the 2013 film 'Dallas Buyers Club'. After losing 38 pounds for the role, McConaughey won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Drama and an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Matthew McConaughey starred alongside Woody Harrelson in HBO's 'True Detective', earning mass critical praise for his portrayal and a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, however this went to Bryan Cranston for the final series of 'Breaking Bad'. Between the Academy Award and the strong dramatic turn in 'True Detective', critics hailed his career turn as "The McConaissance", and in 2014 he starred in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'.

Personal Life: In 2006, McConaughey began dating Brazilian model and television presenter 'Camila Alves'. In 2008, the couple had a son, Levi Alves McConaughey, and a daughter, daughter Vida Alves McConaughey, in 2010. On 25th December 2011, the couple became engaged, with a private marriage taking place in Austin, Texas, on 9th June 2012. In the same year, they had a third son together - Livingston Alves McConaughey.



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The Time Matthew McConaughey Got Busy Philipps' Name Ridiculously Wrong


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Actress Busy Philipps has just revealed details about her hilariously awkward first meeting with Matthew Mcconaughey. Apparently, he got her name very, very wrong and earned her a nickname that will stay with her for the rest of her life. But, obviously, he's totally forgiven.

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He's not the first star to get someone's name wrong (John Travolta and Adele Dazeem, anyone?) and he definitely won't be the last, but that doesn't make it any less funny that the 47-year-old 'Dark Tower' star got Busy Philipps identity COMPLETELY wrong the very first time they met. 

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Idris Elba at the New York premiere of 'The Dark Tower' held at the Museum of Modern Art - Manhattan, New York City, United States - Monday 31st July 2017

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Matthew Mcconaughey signs autographs for fans as he leaves a Dark Tower press junket - New York, United States - Sunday 30th July 2017

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Idris Elba And Tom Taylor Make Quite The Team In 'The Dark Tower' Trailer


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The full trailer for Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' has finally been unveiled, seeing Idris Elba, Matthew Mcconaughey and Tom Taylor in the lead roles. It's a dark blend of fantasy, sci-fi and traditional western, which is what makes it one of the most exciting films of the year. 

Idris Elba and Tom Taylor team up for 'The Dark Tower'Idris Elba and Tom Taylor team up for 'The Dark Tower'

Idris Elba plays the formidable Gunslinger in Nikolaj Arcel's adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling series of novels, with Matthew McConaughey as the evil Man in Black and Tom Taylor as the Gunslinger's unlikely 11-year-old quest partner Jake Chambers. 

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The Dark Tower Teaser Trailer


Jake Chambers is an 11-year-old boy who has been having visions of a strange other world in his dreams, characterised by a formidable tower, a man in black and another man known as the gunslinger. These disturbing premonitions aren't something that his therapist can help him with, however, and soon he is sucked into a new dimension; an Old West themed realm called Mid-World that was once populated by knights known as gunslingers and is now slowly dying. It's there he meets the supposed last gunslinger named Roland Deschain and with him embarks on a quest to find the tower in End-World, unlock its secrets and use it to save both his world and Jake's. Meanwhile they have an adversary working against them; the man in black aka Walter Padick is a powerful sorcerer who wants to destroy the tower and therefore unleash hell on both worlds.

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What To Expect From Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' [Pictures]


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The forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series is coming this summer starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Idris Elba, but it's not your regular kind of adaptation. The movie will act as something of a sequel to the book series, with some familiar characters and an all new story.

Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in The Dark TowerMatthew McConaughey and Idris Elba star in 'The Dark Tower'

We really hope this idea of continuing a novel saga in film catches on - 'Harry Potter' is kind of halfway there. 'The Dark Tower' continues on from events in the seventh and final book of Stephen King's saga of the same name (though a prequel was released in 2012 entitled 'The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole' that was meant to become the fifth novel); a series which he has more than once described as his magnum opus.

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Edgar Ramirez: 'Matthew McConaughey Is The Best Partner'


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Sometimes working with a major Hollywood star can be a daunting experience, not least because they may not be the person they seem on TV. But for Edgar Ramirez, he didn't have a bad word to say about his 'Gold' co-star Matthew Mcconaughey, who he repeatedly describes as 'generous'.

Edgar RamirezEdgar Ramirez thinks Matthew McConaughey is very generous

There's not a lot to dislike about McConaughey; off-screen he's always come across as meek and polite, and his commitment to his work has always been shown visibly in his various drastic transformations over the years - most recently with 'Gold' in which he gained 45 pounds to play businessman Kenny Wells. To work with him, then, was even better than Ramirez could have imagined.

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Corey Stoll Says Capitalism Is The Core Of Gold


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As it is released in Britain following an impressive box office showing in America, Gold actor Corey Stoll has described what the film is about and his experiences shooting it, saying that it is “about capitalism”.

Gold tells the story of an unlucky, desperate prospector named Kenny Wells [Matthew Mcconaughey] in search of a payday, who teams up with geologist Michael Acosta [Edgar Ramirez] on a quest to find gold in the uncharted Borneo region of Indonesia.

40 year old Stoll, famous for roles in ‘House of Cards’ and Ant-Man, says Gold is really about “capitalism in all its forms – both in terms of how it has defined America and our relationship with the rest of the world, how it has brought us closer to the world and in conflict with it, and how it defines how we see ourselves.

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Gold Is The Kind Of Movie Matthew McConaughey Wants To Watch


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Actors choose to work on movies in many different ways and for many different reasons, but for Matthew Mcconaughey, he chose the Bre-X mining scandal drama 'Gold' because it's hands down his favourite sort of film to go and watch at a movie theatre.

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'I read this over three years ago and it was one of the few scripts, luckily, that I read that automatically I said, 'I have to do this, I have to be this guy, Kenny Wells'', he said. 'I love the movie, it's the kind of movie that I wanna go see. It's the type of thriller, it's the type of drama, it's got the right type of character that I wanna go see. If I've got a choice of 20 pictures, this is the one that I'm gonna go see. My favourite kind of movies to watch.'

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Matthew Mcconaughey Ate Irresponsibly To Prepare For Gold


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After winning an Oscar playing a real-life person in Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew Mcconaughey once again made a dramatic physical transformation to play an actual prospector in Gold. Although this time the role required him to gain instead of lose a lot of weight.

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McConaughey believes that you have to take into consideration both the facts and the rumours when you play a real-life person on-screen. In Gold, his character is Kenny Wells, based on the Canadian businessman David Walsh. "The facts don't really tell the story," McConaughey says. "Sometimes there's more truth in an impression of a character than there is in the actual close-up and understanding of a character. So I looked at my own life, at the David Walshes that I knew growing up."

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Matthew Mcconaughey seen arriving at the ABC studios for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th January 2017

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Camilla Alves and Matthew Mcconaughey at the 'Gold' Premiere held in New York City, United States - Saturday 21st January 2017

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Matthew Mcconaughey seen wearing a long winter coat leaving his hotel in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 20th December 2016

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Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer


Kubo is a young boy who lives with his mother. Kubo has always been influences by his vivid imagination and he's able to use magic spells to bring his stories to life to entertain the local towns folk. One night the winds change and Kubo finds himself being haunted by surrounding and characters that he's seen before - monsters, witches and devil like creatures from his stories. 

With little other option, Kubo's mother casts a spell on Kubo and sends him on a mission to find his father's armour. She doesn't leave her son alone though, she also brings a protector to life whose sole purpose is to protect the little boy. The only thing is Kubo's protector doesn't look human, she's a monkey who won't take any nonsense from the young boy. 

As they journey together, Kubo and Monkey meet another companion called Beetle. Monkey is reluctant to take in the new cohort but the boy is taken in by Beetles tales and knowledge of his father. Armed with his magical shamisen (a musical instrument) Kubo must battle demons and ancient gods to resolve the mystery of his father's life and death.

Sandra Bullock Reveals How George Clooney Once Acted As Her Wingman


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Sandra Bullock has revealed how George Clooney once acted as cupid and helped her find a boyfriend. On Monday (26th October), Bullock appeared at the L.A. premiere of her new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, when she detailed how Clooney once helped with her love life.

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock at the L.A. premiere of Our Brand Is Crisis, October 2015.

Read More: Sandra Bullock: I Wanted Our Brand Is Crisis Director David Gordon Green On Board For 'Selfish Reasons'.

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Matthew Mcconaughey

Date of birth

4th November, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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Matthew Mcconaughey Movies

The Dark Tower Teaser Trailer

The Dark Tower Teaser Trailer

Jake Chambers is an 11-year-old boy who has been having visions of a strange other...

Gold Movie Review

Gold Movie Review

Based on a true story, this lively and sometimes outrageous adventure is packed with twists...

Sing Movie Review

Sing Movie Review

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar...

Free State of Jones Movie Review

Free State of Jones Movie Review

Since its true story is still so timely after some 150 years, we can forgive...

Gold Trailer

Gold Trailer

Gold is more than a valuable commodity for Kenny Wells, to him it's an obsession....

Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review

Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review

From Laika (The Boxtrolls), this is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated animated films in...

Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer

Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer

Kubo is a young boy who lives with his mother. Kubo has always been influences...

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Sing Trailer

Sing Trailer

Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life...

Free State Of Jones Trailer

Free State Of Jones Trailer

The brutal reality of war is those who often die and put their lives on...

Interstellar Movie Review

Interstellar Movie Review

Brainy blockbuster maestro Christopher Nolan heads into deep space with this epic adventure, which is...

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and...

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21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

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