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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Cast and crew including Matthew Mcconaughey seen shooting 'The Dark Tower' on location at Madison Park, NY. The Dark Tower is Nikolaj Arcel's onscreen interpretation of Stephen King's popular book series. New York, United States - Thursday 30th June 2016

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Actor Matthew Mcconaughey leaves a hotel with his son Levi Alves McConaughey in Manhattan. New York, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Matthew McConaughey Thinks The Story Behind 'Free State Of Jones' Ought To Be Heard


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After winning his Oscar two years ago, Matthew Mcconaughey has enjoyed picking unexpected projects like his new movie, Free State of Jones. This is the true story of Newt Knight, a southerner who led a group of escaped slaves and poor white farmers in a rebellion against the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

Free State Of JonesFree State Of Jones stars Matthew McConaughey

It's a story he had never heard before. "And most people I talked to had not either," he says. "I was introduced to Newt Knight via the script that Gary Ross spent the last 10 years writing. It's an amazing story about this man who fought to defend his own freedom and his neighbours' freedom during the Civil War. And then, in the third act of his life after the Civil War ended, he continued to fight for African-Americans' rights in the South until he was buried in the ground next to his black wife when he was 94 years old."

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Mahershala Ali, Matthew Mcconaughey, Gugu Mbatha-raw and Gary Ross
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Matthew Mcconaughey - Celebrities at the ABC studios for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' at Jimmy Kimmel studio - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 4th May 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.

8 Upcoming Non-Music Biopics To Be Excited About


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We love a good true story blockbuster as, indeed, was aptly demonstrated at the 88th Academy Awards; success came to the likes of 'Spotlight', 'The Revenant' and 'The Danish Girl', and now we've got a number of music biopics to look forward to like 'Nina' and 'Miles Ahead'. But what historical events of the world will be newly documented on the big screen in the coming months?

Here are 8 forthcoming biographical/historical films that we're definitely looking forward to:

Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl in ColoniaEmma Watson and Daniel Bruhl star in 'Colonia'

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Stephen King Confirms Idris Elba As The Lead Star Of 'The Dark Tower'


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Stephen King has finally revealed who is going to play the main character in the long-awaited movie adaptation of his self-described magnum opus 'The Dark Tower'. Idris Elba will take on the role of the Gunslinger Roland Deschain, while Matthew Mcconaughey will face-off against him as his onscreen rival.

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Given the sheer extent of King's bibliography that has found its way on to the big screen in years past, it's surprising to think that his only book series has never been attempted for an adaptation until now. But it's finally coming with 'Beasts Of No Nation' star Idris Elba in the role of Roland Deschain; the titular Gunslinger of his first 'Dark Tower' novel released in 1982. 

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Sing Trailer


Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.

Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.

There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!

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Free State Of Jones Trailer


The brutal reality of war is those who often die and put their lives on the line are the ones who reap the smallest of rewards. If you're no longer fighting for your freedom, for some there's no point to continue risking your life. When Newton Knight is faced with the death of a young boy, it's enough for him to begin questioning exactly what and who he is fighting for.

Forced to go on the run Newton helps many folk on the way and also goes on a journey of self-discovery, one that leads him to fight a fight that's really worth dying for. With the help of some slaves, who are also on the run, Newton and the people of Jones County begin to fight back and take back the land from the wealthy and put it in the hands of the people.

Free State of Jones is based on the true story of Newton Knight and it directed by Gary Ross.

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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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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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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Matthew Mcconaughey

Date of birth

4th November, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




Matthew Mcconaughey Movies

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...

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

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out...

Interstellar Trailer

Interstellar Trailer

Mankind is doomed. Following generations of neglect and a lack of care, the planet Earth...

Interstellar Trailer

Interstellar Trailer

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With...

Interstellar Trailer

Interstellar Trailer

With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how...

Dallas Buyers Club Movie Review

Dallas Buyers Club Movie Review

In telling this remarkable true story, director Jean-Marc Vallee (The Young Victoria) and his gifted...

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

At age 71, Martin Scorsese proves with this riotous romp that he's one of the...

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort...

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