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Matthew McConaughey


American actor and producer Matthew David 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 ... See full bio »

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Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Interstellar
Interstellar Cooper
(2014)
The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013)
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodroof
(2013)
Mud
Mud Mud
(2012)

Filmography

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 2016/I Gold
Kenny Wells
 2016 Lincoln: Crafted (Video short)
 2016 Sing
Buster Moon (voice)
 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Vulcan Video Clerk
- Kevin Hart/Brad Paisley (2015) ... Vulcan Video Clerk
 2013 Synthesizers (Video short)
Wooderson
 2012 Mud
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
Finn
 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)
Nathan
 1999 Edtv
Ed
 1998 The Rebel (Short)
 1998 Making Sandwiches (Short)
Bud Hoagie
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Matthew McConaughey
 1995 Judgement (Short)
Deputy Sam Taylor
 1995 Submission (Short)
Joe
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Guy #2
 1992 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
Larry Dickens
- Episode #5.12 (1992) ... Larry Dickens
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Other Works:

"The Texas Capitol: Building for the Ages" - Narrator See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 23 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

M. McConaughey

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2011, on dealing with the paparazzi) I was tired of getting pissed off. It was legitimate but I was tired of it. I thought, well, am I ready to move to a place where they weren't? No, not for good. Was I ready to build fences or tall walls around my house? No. So I just shook hands with it and dealt with it. So, say I'm taking my kids to the beach. And the photographers are there. I just talk to... See more »

Trivia:

His original career plan in college was to graduate with studies in pre-law, and then graduate law school, with the goal of becoming a criminal defense attorney, something he'd end up portraying in A Time to Kill (1996) and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). See more »

Trademark:

Curly light brown hair and soft blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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