Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, considered by many to be his breakout role. After a number of supporting roles in films including Angels in the Outfield and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, his breakthrough performance as a leading man came in the legal drama A Time to Kill. He followed this with leading performances in the science fiction film Contact and the historical drama Amistad, the comedy-drama The Newton Boys, the satire EDtv, the war film U-571, and the psychological thriller Frailty. In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, establishing him as a sex symbol.
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About Matthew McConaughey
Actor well known for his roles in films such as as Dazed and Confused, Interstellar, and Magic Mike. He won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. He earned further praise for his role as Detective Rust Cohle on the HBO crime series True Detective.
He appeared in a variety of television commercials and earned a degree in radio-television-film from the University of Texas. He made his debut as Guy #2 in the 1993 film My Boyfriend's Back.
He played a lawyer in the film A Time To Kill, where he defended the character played by Samuel L. Jackson.
He starred in The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez.
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- Longview High School alumni
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Screen Actors Guild Award winners
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead winners
- Male actors from Austin, Texas
- Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
- Best Actor Academy Award winners
- Male actors from Texas
- University of Texas at Austin faculty