Matthew McConaughey Success Story

Full Name : Matthew David McConaughey
Born : 4th- Nov - 1969
Birth Place : Uvalde
Texas
Country : USA
Education : University of Texas at Austin College of Communication Texas,
Longview High School Texas
Occupation : Actor
Industry : Entertainment
Networth : $95 Million

Synopsis

Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He shot to fame in 1993 by his performance in Dazed and Confused. He won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for the film Dallas Buyers Club. He also won Critics Choice Award and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for “True Detective” on HBO.

 

matthew mcconaughey with brad pritt

Matthew McConaughey With Brad Pritt

 

Childhood

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McConaughey was born to Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey on 4 November, 1969 in Texas. He graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film. McConaughey wanted to become an actor but decided to pursue Law to help his family with the finances. While in college he realized that he was not interested in becoming a lawyer and decided to pursue acting.

Early Career

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McConaughey started his career by first appearing in television commercials. He then was cast in “Dazed and Confused.” After acting in smaller roles in Angels in the outfield, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Boys on the Side and Unsolved Mysteries, in 1992 he was cast as Joe in a hit video “Walkaway Joe” by Trisha Yearwood. In 1996 McConaughey’s shot to instant fame with his role as Jake Brigance in the film “A Time to Kill.”

Career

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By 2000’s McConaughey had acted in many romantic comedies and was well appreciated by the audience. Some of his performances were in “The Wedding Planner” and “How to lose a Guy in Ten Days.” McConaughey worked with Kate Beckinsale in a low budget film called “Tiptoes” and Al Pacino’s “Frailty” with Bill Paxton.

In 2005, he worked with Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn in the film “Sahara.” Later, in 2006 he worked with Sarah Jessica Parker in a romantic comedy “Failure to Launch” and “We Are Marshall.” He replaced Owen Wilson in Tropic Thunder after Wilson’s suicide attempt.

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In 2012, he starred in Magic Mike directed by Steven Soderbergh. He played the role of Ron Woodroof in the movie “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013 which was critically acclaimed worldwide. McConaughey signed a multi-year collaboration with Lincoln Motor Company for an ad campaign. He appeared in the HBO’s 2014 True Detective and yet again proved his acting. He played the role of a widowed father alongside Anne Hathaway in Interstellar in 2014. His upcoming movie “The Sea of Trees” is set to release in 2015 co-starring Ken Watanabe.

Career Highlights

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McConaughey With Jared Leto

McConaughey’s role as a cowboy in “Dallas Buyers Club” was critically acclaimed and earned him Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Drama and Academy Award for Best Actor. McConaughey was listed one of the “Most Influential People in the World” by the Time magazine in 2014.

Personal Life

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McConaughey met Camila Alves, a Brazilian model and television performer in 2006. They became engaged in 2011 and married in 2012. They are blessed with three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter.

Achievements

matthew mcconaughey at the 2015 sag awards

McConaughey won Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the film Dallas Buyers Club. He earned Critics Choice Award and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for “True Detective” on HBO. McConaughey was named as the sexiest man alive in 2005 by the People’s Magazine.

McConaugheywon the MTCV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for “A Time To Kill” in 1996. In 1997, he won Lone Star Film & Television Award for Rising Star. In 2002, he won the Florida Critics Circle Award for Best Cast for Thirteen Conversations about one thing. In 2006, he won four awards for Bernie including Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary Award and Gotham Award for Ensemble Cast.

Awards

2015
New Orleans Film Society Celluloid Hero
New Orleans Film Society Celluloid Hero
2014
Critics Choice Television, TCA, Crime Thriller, American Cinematheque
2013
Academy Award, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Critics Choice Movie, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Denver Film Critics Society, Detroit Film Critics Society, Dorian, Golden Globe, Gotham Independent Film, Hollywood Film Festival, Indep
2012
Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary, Saturn Award, Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary, Independent Spirit, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Broadcast Film Critics Association
2011
Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle
2006
Peoples Choice
Peoples Choice For Favorite Action Star
2002
Florida Film Critics Circle For Best Cast
1997
Lone Star Film & Television For Rising Star
1996
MTV Movie
MTV Movie Best Breakthrough Performance

Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor

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