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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish, Irish, English, German, and Swedish descent. Matthew grew up in Longview... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 49 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Untitled Illumination Project 2 (filming)
Buster (voice)
 2016/I Gold (filming)
Kenny Wells
 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Vulcan Video Clerk
- Kevin Hart/Brad Paisley (2015) ... Vulcan Video Clerk
 2013 Synthesizers (Video short)
 2012 Mud
 2010-2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Roy McDaniel / Texas Scout
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... Roy McDaniel
- Chapter 16 (2012) ... Roy McDaniel
- Chapter 12 (2010) ... Texas Scout
 2008/I Fool's Gold
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Al Bean (voice)
 2005 Sahara
Dirk Pitt
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Andrew Jackson / Mark Twain / John Swinton / ...
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... John Swinton
- Wake Up America (2003) ... Charles Fenno Hoffman
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Captain W.W. Wood
 1999 Bonne Nuit (TV Movie)
 1998 The Rebel (Short)
 1998 Making Sandwiches (Short)
Bud Hoagie
 1995 Judgement (Short)
Deputy Sam Taylor
 1995 Submission (Short)
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Guy #2
 1992 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series)
Larry Dickens
- Episode #5.12 (1992) ... Larry Dickens
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Sometimes You Have to Go Backwards to Go Forwards," for the new 2015 Lincoln MKC luxury sport utility. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 14 Interviews | 20 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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M. McConaughey


6' (1.83 m)

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[on playing AIDS-challenged Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)] Stay with the anarchy of this guy. Stay with the bigoted bastard. Stay with the guy who's out for self-preservation. Stay with the guy who's a business man. The guy wants to be Scarface, man - the cause, and the crusader - and the activist will be revealed. Whether you like him or not, you respect him at the end of the story ... See more »


Police responded to a disturbance call at Matthew's home in Austin, Texas in October 1999. When they arrived, the music was blaring and Matthew was playing bongo drums in the nude. He was with an unknown man and police attempted to arrest both of them after spotting illegal drugs. Matthew resisted arrest. See more »


His catchphrase "Alright, alright, alright!" See more »

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