- NAME: Matthew McConaughey
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor
- BIRTH DATE: November 04, 1969 (Age: 44)
- Did You Know?: In 1998, police discovered a naked Matthew McConaughey playing the bongos and found a small amount of marijuana.
- Did You Know?: Matthew McConaughey lost 30 pounds in preparation for his role as Ron Woodruff in the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.
- EDUCATION: Longview High School, University of Texas at Austin
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Uvalde, Texas
- Full Name: Matthew David McConaughey
- AKA: Matthew McConaughey
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Matthew McConaughey is an American actor known for roles in films like Dazed and Confused, A Time to Kill, Amistad and Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won the Academy Award for best actor.
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He cemented his status as a heartthrob later that year when he was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2005.
In 2006, McConaughey returned to familiar territory with the romantic comedy Failure to Launch, co-starring with Sarah Jessica Parker. He also reteamed with Kate Hudson for 2008's Fool's Gold. Shortly before the film was released,
McConaughey announced on his website that he was going to become a father. He and girlfriend Camila Alves welcomed a baby boy, Levi Alves McConaughey, on July 7, 2008.
More recently, McConaughey appeared in the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder—taking over the part for Owen Wilson—alongside Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. He went on to star in 2009's The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas. After taking a break in 2010, McConaughey starred in The Lincoln Lawyer (as Mick Haller) and Killer Joe (as Killer Joe Cooper)—both released in 2011—followed by the Jeff Nichols-directed drama Mud (2012), in which he co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Michael Shannon; the film garnered both critical and commercial acclaim. Also in 2012, McConaughey gained some commercial acclaim for his performance in the comedic film Magic Mike; he played Dallas, a male stripper who mentors a younger performer known as Magic Mike (Channing Tatum), in the film, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
McConaughey went on to earn a buzzworthy role as Ron Woodruff, the real-life activist who, after being diagnosed with AIDS and given only six months to live in the mid-1980s, began advocating for and taking a regime of drugs that mitigated the disease's effects, in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The film came to fruition after years in limbo, with McConaughey losing 30 pounds for the role. For his performance as Woodruff, the actor took home best actor honors at both the 2014 Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
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