An Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Actor and Producer
Facts of Matthew McConaughey
|Full Name:||Matthew McConaughey|
|Age:||53 years 4 months|
|Birth Date:||November 04, 1969|
|Birth Place:||Uvalde, Texas, USA|
|Profession:||Actor and Producer|
|Married Date:||June 09, 2012|
|Children:||Three (Levi Alves McConaughey, Livingston Alves McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey)|
|Relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is gay ?:||No|
|Father's Name:||James Donald McConaughey|
|Mother's Name:||Mary Kathlene McCabe|
|Education:||University of Texas|
|Height / How tall :||6 ft|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Irish- Scottish- English- German- Welsh- Swedish)|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces|
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I’m a fan of the word selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I’m not worried about how I’m perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you
I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future
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An Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. A Texas-born star first gained fame for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused in 1993. He achieved critical success in 2013 and 2014 with numerous hit films. He portrayed a cowboy champion, Ron Woodroof, in a biopic film Dallas Buyers Club- from which he received the first Academy Award for Best Actor category. He also earned the Critics Choice Award, Golden Globe Awards, and SAG Award in the same category.
In 1993, he had his breakthrough role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused.
In films such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, The Wedding Planner, and Fool’s Gold, he has played major roles.
Matthew McConaughey’s Childhood
Matthew David McConaughey, better known as Matthew McConaughey, is a well-known American actor and producer who is currently 46 years old and resides in Austin, Texas, United States. He was born in the Texas town of Uvalde and has been working in the entertainment industry since 1991.
He is a Christian and one of his parents’ three sons, and he is the youngest of their three sons. His mother, Mary Kathleen “Kay” or “KMac,” was a kindergarten teacher, and his father, James Donald McConaughey, was an author who published a number of best-selling books. Michael Patrick McConaughey and Patrick James McConaughey are his two siblings.
In terms of his schooling, he graduated from Longview High School. He went on to the University of Texas, where he became a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He started in the fall of 1989 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film in the spring of 1993.
Career and Achievements of Matthew McConaughey
He started his career in the entertainment industry in 1991. He first appeared in a series of TV advertisements before begging for a part in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy film, “Dazed and Confused.”
In films such as ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation,’ ‘People on the Side,’ ‘Angels in the Outfield,’ and the TV series ‘Unsolved Mysteries,’ he played minor roles.
In 1996, he made his big screen debut in Joel Schumacher’s thriller “A Time to Kill,” in which he played lawyer “Jake Brigance.” This critically acclaimed film was based on the same-named novel by John Grisham.
In 1997, he appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated historical drama film “Amistad,” directed by him. Film critics gave the film positive reviews.
In the American comedy film EDtv, directed by Ron Howard, he played the role of Ed Eddie Pekurny in 1999. He appeared in the film ‘U-571′ the following year.
In the TV series ‘Sex and the City,’ he played himself in the episode ‘Escape from New York,’ which aired in 2000. He appeared in the romantic comedy film “The Wedding Planner” the following year.
He appeared in the film “Reign of Fire” in 2002. In the same year, he appeared in the drama film “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing” and the psychological thriller “Frailty.”
In 2003, he was included in the documentary series ‘Freedom: A History of Us.’ In the film ‘Tiptoes,’ he played the part of ‘Steven Bedalia.’ He also appeared in the romantic comedy film “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”
He acted in the action-comedy adventure film ‘Sahara’ and played ‘Brandon Lang’ in the film ‘Two for the Dollar’ in 2005. In the 3D documentary film “Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D,” he voiced “Al Bean.”
In 2006, he appeared as ‘Jack Lengyel’ in Tom Dey’s romantic comedy film ‘Failure to Start.’ He also appeared in the American adventure film ‘Fool’s Gold’ the same year.
In 2008, he appeared in the action comedy film “Tropic Thunder,” which was a box office hit. In the same year, he starred in the film “Surfer, Dude” as “Steve Addington.”
In 2009, he co-starred in the romantic comedy film “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” with Jennifer Garner. The film was a commercial success, but critics were critical of it.
In 2010, he appeared in HBO’s ‘Eastbound & Down,’ an American TV comedy series. Three episodes of the show featured him. He appeared in the film “The Lincoln Lawyer” the following year.
In 2012, he starred in Jeff Nichols’ coming-of-age drama film ‘Mud,’ in which he played the title role. He starred in the films ‘Bernie,’ ‘Killer Joe,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ and ‘The Paperboy’ that year.
He starred in the biographical drama film “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013. For his appearance in the film as a cowboy afflicted with AIDS, he won praise and acclaim. He received the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama for his performance. He has received other honors and nominations in addition to these two. In 2013, he also appeared in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
He starred in HBO’s True Detective, a mystery anthology series that premiered in 2014. In Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film Interstellar, McConaughey co-starred with Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, and Casey Affleck as Cooper, a widowed father and astronaut (2014). In 2016, McConaughey appeared in two films, Free State of Jones and Gold, and voiced leading roles in two animated films, Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing, after finishing Gus Van Sant’s 2015 film The Sea of Trees with Ken Watanabe.
McConaughey was hired as the marketing director and celebrity spokeswoman for Wild Turkey’s new campaign in 2016, with the intention of attracting more women and foreign customers.
McConaughey appeared as Walter Padick in the Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower (2017), which received mixed reviews from critics. White Boy Rick (2018), a true-life gangster drama that received mixed reviews, and Serenity, an erotic thriller starring Diane Lane and Anne Hathaway, were his most recent films. After its January 25, 2019 release, both critics and audiences panned the latter film.
McConaughey’s next film is Harmony Korine’s comedy The Beach Bum, which also stars Zac Efron and Jonah Hill. On April 5, 2019, the film will be released in theaters.
Awards for Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey has received numerous accolades and awards during his acting career. As of 2018, he has received 37 awards in 89 nominations in several prestigious awards including Academy Award, Emmy Award, Tony Award, Critics Choice Awards, and SAG Awards. In 2014, he won an Academy Awards for the Best Actor category from the film Dallas Buyer’s Club.
Matthew McConaughey’s Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
Matthew McConaughey is a married man. He is married to Camila Alves since 2012. The couple met in 2006 and eventually became a love interest of each other. After dating for almost five years, the couple announced their engagement on December 25, 2011. After seven months, they married within a private Catholic ceremony with the presence of their close relatives and family members in Austin, Texas. The couple shares three children together.
They welcomed their first children, a son named Levi Alves McConaughey on 7 July 2008. Their second child- a daughter named Vida Alves McConaughey was born on 3 January 2010. After two years, they welcomed their third child and second son Livingston Alves McConaughey on 28 December 2012.
This couple got married in the year 2012 and till the present time is having a wonderful married life ahead with high success. They also mention that there are no chances and issues regarding the divorce of the couple in the present time.
He previously dated a few girls from Hollywood. From 2005-06, he dated his co-star Penelope Cruz. His name was also linked to Michael Jackson’s daughter Janet Jackson in the early 2000s. From 1996-98, he was in a relationship with a popular actress Sandra Bullock.
Matthew McConaughey’s Net Worth, Income Sources, Assets, Charity
Matthew McConaughey has made a huge amount of money from his numerous films and television series. According to the Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is $95 million as of September 2019.
He has accumulated his net worth from roles in movies such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Dallas Buyers Club, and many more. His wife Camila Alves’ net worth is $5 million.
His annual salary is over $20 million. In 1991, he received a cheque of $6000 for appearing in the commercial for Miller Lite. In 1996, he bagged $250,000 to his home from the film A Time to Kill. In 2005, he received $8 million in salaries from Sahara movie. In 2014, he collected $21 million from his career. He lives in a $4.6 million lavish home in Malibu, in Los Angeles. He resides there with his wife and their three children.
McConaughey is also been working for the teenage kids being engaged within the social foundation named Just keep living. He is helping those kids to live an active life and providing motivation to them in their living.
He is also making them to help a healthy choice in decision making and also with this providing the financial and voluntary support for the progress of the organization.
He rescued various pets stranded after the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he rescued a cat from two youths in Sherman Oaks, California.
Matthew McConaughey Body Figures
Observing his body statistics, He stands a height of 6 feet and weighs around 82 Kg. His low-calorie diet makes his body measures 46-16.5-34 inches including chest, biceps, and hip sizes. Similarly, He has a pair of blue eyes and brown hair.