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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.
The critically-acclaimed anthology series may return for a third season, with the first two episodes already written.
Upon the release of its first season in 2014, 'True Detective' became an instant smash hit, impressing critics and the general public with its gritty and unique style of storytelling. Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey were the pair who led the series' first outing as frenemies Marty and Rust, tasked with investigating the murder of a prostitute in what looked like a ritualistic killing.
Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell in 'True Detective' Season 2
The story that then played out was unlike anything anybody had seen on television in the past, captivating audiences across the globe and ensuring that millions tuned in throughout the weeks to see exactly what would come of the tale.
Continue reading: 'True Detective' Season 3 In The Works With David Milch
Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in the adaptation-sequel to 'The Dark Tower'.
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 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.
Continue reading: What To Expect From Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' [Pictures]
Ramirez couldn't have asked for a better partner on 'Gold'.
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 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.
Continue reading: Edgar Ramirez: 'Matthew McConaughey Is The Best Partner'
Stoll spoke about the themes of 'Gold', out in UK cinemas now, plus the experiences of working with Matthew McConaughey.
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.
Continue reading: Corey Stoll Says Capitalism Is The Core Of Gold
Based on a true story, this lively and sometimes outrageous adventure is packed with twists and turns that the audience never sees coming. It's a complex series of events that sometimes gets a bit bogged down in the under-explained details, but the characters are fantastic. And at the centre, Matthew McConaughey shines in a role that requires him to completely change the way he looks.
It's set in the late 1980s, as the fast-talking salesman Kenny (McConaughey) is trying to raise funding in Reno for a project he has been dreaming about for decades: prospecting for gold in Indonesia. He is sure there's a fortune in those mountains, but everyone else is dubious. And even as he's on the verge of losing everything, his wife Kay (Bryce Dallas Howard) quietly stands by him. In desperation, he gets on a plane to Jakarta, pitching his idea to local adventurer Michael (Edgar Ramirez), who escorts him into an area populated by head-hunters. When the companies back in America hear that they've found gold, there's more money than Kenny and Michael can count. But the FBI suspects it's a scam.
McConaughey is magnetic as the balding, overweight Kenny, a guy who simply won't take no for an answer. He is convinced that there's gold in the rainforest, even though no one has ever seen any, and his optimism is infectious to both the other characters and the movie's audience. This makes all the men in suits opposite Kenny look rather dull by comparison. Howard gives her role a powerful kick of emotion, although Kay is sidelined by the plot. And Ramirez gets some terrific scenes as the Indiana Jones-style explorer. All of these people seem to be caught up in a flood of events they have no control over, and the film races along without pausing for breath.
Continue reading: Gold Review
There's nothing better than that for an actor.
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.
Matthew McConaughey stars in 'Gold'
'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.'
Continue reading: Gold Is The Kind Of Movie Matthew McConaughey Wants To Watch
It wasn't easy to go back to eating like a healthy person.
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.
Matthew McConaughey stars in 'Gold'
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."
Continue reading: Matthew Mcconaughey Ate Irresponsibly To Prepare For Gold
The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.
It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,
Continue reading: Sing Review
McConaughey gave his usual diet a break to play unlucky businessman Kenny Wells in 'Gold'.
Matthew Mcconaughey allowed himself to overly indulge by eating and drinking whatever and, whenever he wanted in preparation for his role in Stephen Gaghan’s crime adventure Gold.
The 47-year-old plays down and out businessman Kenny Wells, who’s let himself go physically, but refuses to give up on his dreams, believing he can still strike it rich. Speaking about his preparation for the role, McConaughey said: “He’s a guy who has a liquid lunch and liquid dinners a lot and has kind of let himself go, but has a huge amount of energy.
Matthew McConaughey’s weight ballooned to 211 pounds for Gold
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey's Weight Rocketed To 211 Pounds
Since its true story is still so timely after some 150 years, we can forgive this film for being somewhat dull in the way the events are recounted. Solid acting helps give the characters some soulfulness, and the issues are things society is still grappling with. Writer-director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) may struggle to maintain the momentum of the story with his fragmented script, but he recreates the period beautifully and makes sure that the ideas resonate.
It's set in 1862 Mississippi, as the American Civil War is in full force and medic Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) finds it increasingly difficult to serve in the Confederate Army. In addition to the rampant racism, he realises that this is little more than a class war: poor men fighting to help the rich maintain their wealth. So he abandons his post and returns home, where he assembles a ragtag militia from escaped slaves and deserters. Together, they claim that Jones County is a free state. Their battles with military forces and angry locals continue long after the war ends. But Newton and his second wife Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) keep fighting against the state's blatantly racist laws.
This story is intercut with another series of events 75 years later, as a descendant of Newton and Rachel fights a courtroom battle in which he's criminally charged with marrying a white woman, even though he's only one-eighth black. This sideroad has nothing to do with Newton's story, other than to connect it loosely to America's civil rights protests in the 1960s, so it drastically slows down the entire movie. There's a lot happening with Newton, but filmmaker Ross never quite lets a scene build up some momentum before cutting away to something else.
Continue reading: Free State Of Jones Review
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