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Matthew McConaughey Bio

Born 1969Matthew McConaughey

44 Years Old

Alive

American

Actor

 

1969- born on November 4th in Uvalde, Texas

1993- had supporting role in Dazed and Confused, his break out role

1996- starred in A Time to Kill

1997- had supporting role in Amistad, an historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg

1997- starred in Contact alongside Jodie Fisher

2001- starred in romantic comedy The Wedding Planner

2002- starred in fantasy sci-fi action film Reign of Fire alongside Christian Bale

2003- starred in romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson

2006- starred in We Are Marshall as real life college football coach Jack Lengyel

2008- starred in Fool’s Gold, another romantic comedy with Kate Hudson

2011- starred in The Lincoln Lawyer

2011- the film Bernie, in which he played a district attorney in a real life murder case, began his run of highly acclaimed, critically relevant roles

2012- starred in Killer Joe, for which he was nominated for many awards

2012- played titled role in Mud, for which he was nominated for many awards

2013- played real life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, for which he was nominated for many awards and won several, including both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

2013- had supporting role in The Wolf of Wall, a highly acclaimed film directed by Martin Scorsese

 

McConaughey is an active pet lover, having been involved in rescuing various pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The floods in New Orleans were massive and he was instrumental in helping save animals who may have drowned without his assistance. McConaughey also rescued  cat in the Sherman Oaks, CA area from two youths that were attempting to set the animal on fire.

 

Before his Oscar and Golden Globe wins, McConaughey was often ridiculed for his roles, where many critics often cited the fact he took his shirt off more than acted well. However, in the last few years, his roles have become increasingly more complex and worthy of acclaim and respect.

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