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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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Liam Neeson Is The Most Influential Celebrity Product Endorser. Apparently.


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Ever wondered who the most influential celebrity is? ‘Influence’ could mean many things in this context: in the movie or television industry, on politicians, in social media. But in terms of advertising clout – that is, the most effective celebrity at selling a certain product – then that person is Liam Neeson, apparently.

A recently conducted survey by Nielsen, a company which nominally tracks and analyses TV viewing figures but is moving into measuring public attitudes towards well-known figures, found that the Taken actor is the most likely celebrity to make somebody buy something. Whether that’s because he’s usually waving a gun in somebody’s face or about to punch them, we don’t know.

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First Boos And Now Applause For Matthew McConaughey's 'Sea Of Trees'


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Matthew Mcconaughey has completely reinvented himself since his shirt-on, shirt-off rom-com days, going on to star in darker and better-received dramas like Killer Joe, the acclaimed TV series True Detective, Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar and, of course, Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won his first Oscar. It looked like the man could do no wrong. 

Matthew McConaughey at The Sea of Trees premiereMatthew McConaughey's new film has gone down badly at Cannes

And then came the boos and laughter at the recent Cannes press screening of The Sea Of Trees, a spiritual drama in which he plays a suicidal man who has a life-changing encounter with a stranger in Japan's Aokigahara woods. As an A-list actor who's become much more used to praise in the last four years, McConaughey responded (we have to say, rather well) to the audience's negative reactions, saying, "Anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate".

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68th Annual CFF - 'Sea of Trees' - Premiere

Naomi Watts, Matthew Mcconaughey and Gus Van Sant - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of 'Sea of Trees' in Cannes, France - Saturday 16th May 2015

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Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts, Matthew McConaughey and Gus Van Sant
Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Shares His '13 Life Lessons' With University Of Houston Graduates


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Oscar winning actor Matthew Mcconaughey imparted some of the knowledge he’s learnt over the past 45 years with this year’s crop of graduates at the University of Houston last night. Delivering the ceremony’s commencement speech, McConaughey gave some sound advice for the graduates to take into the post college world, sharing what he called his ’13 life lessons'. Here’s what the master of the McConaissance had to say:

Matthew McConaugheyMcConaughey’s father played on the university’s football team.

1. Life is not easy.

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Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman Team Up To Star In & Produce 'Big Little Lies'


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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will star in and produce HBO's limited series, Big Little Lies. The series is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name. Writer David E. Kelley, who created such shows as Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, has written the screenplay for the upcoming series.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon will be starring and producing in Big Little Lies.

Read More: Reese Witherspoon Shares Picture With Her Daughter - Check Out The Remarkable Resemblance!

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Does 'Dallas Buyers Club' Ruling Change the Game for Piracy?


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A landmark court ruling could have lasting implications in the on-going fight against illegal downloading and file sharing. The federal court justice Nye Perram handed down the verdict in Australia in favour of film studio Dallas Buyers Club LLC, who own the rights to the Oscar winning movie starring Matthew Mcconaughey.

Dallas Buyers ClubDallas Buyers Club saw Jared Leto [L] and Matthew McConaughey [R] both winning Oscars

The studio had requested that iiNet (and several other Australian ISPs) divulge the identity of customers whose IP addresses were found to have shared the movie illegally. The company had identified a total of 4726 IP addresses that engaged in illegal activity and the ruling means that the company will now be given the contact details of the offenders and will be able to pursue them for compensation.

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Matthew McConaughey Teams Up With Jimmy Kimmel To Promote Local Austin Video Store


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Though they respectively constitute the cream of the movie and TV worlds, Matthew Mcconaughey and Jimmy Kimmel took some time out to boost the grassroots of the entertainment industry by teaming up to promote a local video store at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

McConaughey was a guest on Kimmel’s late night chat show, which is specially shooting on location in Texas for the week, and appeared wearing a ‘Vulcan Video’ T-shirt and a cap with his own trademark ‘alright’ catchphrase. The duo then unveiled three special TV shorts they had filmed to promote the store.

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Matthew McConaughey teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel to promote an independent video store

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21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

21st Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals

Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

21st Annual SAG Awards - Red Carpet

Matthew Mcconaughey - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015

21st Annual SAG Awards

Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]


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For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration. 

Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)

The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.

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Before The McConaissance He Was Just 'Dazed And Confused', As Matthew McConaughey's Audition Tape Surfaces Online


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Way back in 1993, Matthew Mcconaughey was just a student at the University of Texas looking for his big acting break. That break came when the then 24 year old was cast as David Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s coming of age comedy, Dazed and Confused. Now over 20 years later, the audition that started it all for McConaughey has made its way on to Youtube thanks to the Criterion Collection and lets just say, you wont be disappointed.

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey's Dazed and Confused audtion has taken us back in time

In the clip a blonde, shaggy haired McConaughey exchanges dialogue with an extremely fresh faced Wiley Wiggins asking him, “Have you got a joint?” As well as concluding “It would be a lot cooler if you did.”

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Jamie Dornan Wins Hearts With Glorious Beard At The Golden Globe Awards


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People just don't take the Golden Globes seriously anymore! The biggest winner has been pronounced by fans as 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' star Jamie Dornan's magnificent beard - though facial hair is yet to land an official category.

Jamie Dornan sports wonderful beard at the Golden Globes
Jamie Dornan sports wonderful beard at the Golden Globes

While Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory Of Everything' and Best Motion Picture went to Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood', fans of the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' franchise were celebrating a very different victory as Christian Grey actor Jamie Dornan showed up as a guest to the Golden Globe Awards sporting a particularly impressive beard.

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Golden Globes 2015 - A Reminder Of The Nominees


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Awards season is now picking up a head of steam, with the Golden Globes just around the corner. The ceremony is being broadcast on Sunday January 11th on NBC at 7pm, so here’s a little reminder of the front runners.

The nominations for 72nd edition of the annual awards show were announced on December 11th. The Michael Keaton-starring Birdman received the most film nominations with seven, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy category), Best Director and Best Performance for an Actor.

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Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, leads the way in the Golden Globes nominations with seven. The ceremony is on Sunday night.

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Matthew Mcconaughey

Date of birth

4th November, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83